Golden Gate Wine is dedicated to increasing the variety and boosting the quality of American wines available in Hong Kong, boasting a comprehensive list of over 350 wines, including rare and collectible wines, from all over the West Coast. This company holds wine tastings and dinners on the second Thursday of every month—6-8 different wines are available for tasting absolutely free of charge. Themed wine dinners are also held every month.
Watch Out For…Three French buddies were missing roast chicken from back home and decided to open La Rotisserie (G/F, Manhattan Avenue, 225 Queen’s Rd. Central, Sheung Wan, 2324-1898) just off of Hillier Street to quell their cravings. Before you even see this street-side shop, you’ll catch the fumes of cooked poultry wafting down the alleyway.
There will be over 300 wine and international food stalls staging wines from 18 wine-growing countries. Michelin-starred chefs from all over the world will be coming to serve their specialties, some of which include award-winning dishes.
Throughout the festival, live musicians will get you into the festive mood. Entry to the festival is free apart from designated areas. Participants can buy wine passes and tokens for wine tasting at the festival. A ‘classic-wine pass for two’ is available this year giving participants more choices at the festival.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board's Wine and Dine Festival will take place November 1 - 4 at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.
Caprice Cellar does soirées showcasing various French delicacies, with a complementary wine list provided by its sommelier, of course. Its most recent dinner was centered around black truffles. Its menu also offers meticulously crafted cheese platters paired with bread, condiments and a range of Bordeaux and Burgundies.
Whether you’re a complete novice or a bit of a wine guru, you’ll probably find something of interest among the Fine Wine Centre’s many course offerings. General overview courses will provide you with a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the intricacies of wine, such as storage, service and grape varieties. Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certified classes are available for the aspiring professional. Dinners, luncheons and private events are available as well.
Since the 1970s this family-run business has been keeping Italian expats happy with all the comforts of home. Castello del Vino stocks a huge range of Italian delicacies such as fresh Parmesan cheeses and Parma hams, all air-freighted to arrive fresh. Selections are varied with olive oils available from Tuscany, Puglia and Sicilia and a huge range of wines, Grappas and liquors from all over Italy. There’s also lots of sweet treats on offer including Cantucce biscotti, Amaretti bi