Hong Kong Archive

Team Hong Kong in France – Mitjavile and Moueix Etablissements

With the Rhône and Burgundy leg behind us now, all that was left was Bordeaux. The Rhône and Burgundy were absolutely amazing, but there is always a place in my heart for Bordeaux, so the final part of our journey was like being re-united with an old friend! We had left...
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Team Hong Kong in France – Bordeaux

After our 1st day in Bordeaux with a burning 40 degree heat, the next day seemed much cooler. Our first visit of the day was Château de Lamarque, the oldest Château in the Médoc and run by the family that used to own Haut Brion and Margaux during the late 17th...
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Team Hong Kong in France – Burgundy

We had stayed the night (Sunday) at the quite delightful and extremely luxurious “La Masion d‘Olivier Leflaive”, which is owned by Olivier Leflaive. This was an absolute treat and a far cry from the Northern Rhône, so we were all in very good spirits indeed! So our first day in...
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Team Hong Kong in France – Tardieu-Laurent

It was a sunny and hot afternoon, just as the Météo had suggested, at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. We took the TGV straight down to Avignon, which was when we realised “I am in France, très bien!” Our schedule was very packed and as our flight had been...
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Bastien Tardieu drops into Hong Kong to meet the Team

2010 a great vintage……. Chateau Lafite 2010:  Production around 15,000-20,000 cases; Release price approx. £12,000 cs/12* Côte Rotie Tardieu-Laurent 2010:  Production around 400 cases; Release price (and the only price) @ £430 cs/12 *  Apologies for the vulgar attention grabbing (and somewhat simplified) headlines but I hoped to get your attention? Still reading right?!...
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Several bottles at Planet of the Grapes

Last week we had two colleagues over from the Hong Office - Erica and Huge. We decide on a meal out on the Tuesday and headed off to Planet of the Grapes in Bow Lane near mansion house tube. It is a cracking spot and they allowed us to take...
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Château Phélan Ségur at One Thirty-One

So it had been a year in the making and finally the day had come, for C&B to host, what can only described as Hong Kong’s “dinner of the year”; Thursday 3rd November saw the long awaited Ch. Phélan-Ségur dinner. We had the honour and pleasure of not only that...
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Schloss Schönborn Dinner – Hong Kong

(English Translation Below) 有650多年歷史的Schloss Schönborn是由一個家族私人擁有的德國葡萄酒莊園。現在雖有多間傳統酒莊都是由各大百貨經營,但Schloss Schönborn經過18代守業至今,實在難得。 我們於10月17日在一星Michelin餐廳 - 桃花源舉辦Schloss Schönborn酒宴,並邀請了Herr Marcel Von den Benken到香港參與是次晚宴。餐廳雖沒華麗的裝飾,但客人可於舒適的環境享受佳餚美酒。 Rheingau Riesling QbA, Schloss Schönborn 2009作為第一隻佳釀展開了晚宴的序幕。 清新、有活力、非常充足的白色的果性。 以Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Schönborn 2003 和 Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Spatlese,Schloss Schönborn 2007配上三小碟的手拍青瓜、醬油滷豆腐和脆皮燒腩仔。前者幹身、清爽、很多礦物氣息及少許辛辣香料。後者是單一果園Marcobrunn,果性非常,而有足夠的酸來平衡酒質,甜美悠揚。 主菜方面,以玻璃明蝦球、椒鹽炸原隻鮮蟹鉗及西芹炒海青斑球等海鮮為主,遂以4種Riesling配襯。Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Spatlese, Schloss Schönborn 2008 – medium intensity、不太重身、少甜、還有點dry-finish;Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Spatlese Lothar Franz Schloss Schonborn 2001 – 非常complex、黃梅、濃,還有汽油礦物的味道,以致由基本至陳年複雜變化的味道;Rudesheimer...
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Hong Kong Annual Tasting – The Low Down

A week or so ago saw C&B's 3rd Annual Hong Kong tasting at the Shangri-La hotel in Admiralty.  Tickets had sold out well before the event itself and we had many more wines to show than ever before so hopes were high for a cracking evening.  A grand room was...
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Dragons and Delamotte…….Paddles Up!

The Tuen Ng Festival aka Dragon Boat Day….is for most in this part of the world a sleepy bank holiday. A chance to over indulge all weekend. Wrap gifts of Château Beychevelle etc. Well not for one of the newest arrival’s to the HK office! Ten weeks previously I had...
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