Hong Kong

Hong Kong (香港, see Name section), alternatively known by its initials H.K., is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. The city is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of over seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups.
Posts about Hong Kong
    • China's Summergate bought by Woolworths Liquor Group

      China importer Summergate and its subsidiary Pudao Wines have been bought by Australia retail giant Woolworths Liquor Group for an undisclosed sum. Summergate, one of China’s leading wine importers, was known to have previously been in talks with investors, as reported by Decanter.com in February.

      Decanter- 17 readers -
    • Top venues sign up as Decanter Asia Tastings programme gets underway

      Medal-winning wines from this year's Decanter Asia Wine Awards are being showcased by key retailers and top venues across Asia in the coming weeks, giving wine lovers the chance to try some of the best wines available in their markets. The ASC Wine Residence in Shanghai is of a number of top venues showcasing DAWA winesA series of promotions on award-winning wines, including ...

      Decanter- 5 readers -
    • Don’t Forget Frank Family Pinot Noir For Thanksgiving

      - Frank Family Pinot Noir 2012, Carneros Cost: $34-36 W hen you start thinking about wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner, don’t forget Pinot Noir. While it is lighter in body than some red wines, it has plenty of complexity and lush flavor to match the many tastes found at holiday tables. The Frank Family Carneros Pinot Noir is one of the best I have tasted in years.

      Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com- 7 readers -
  • Best tea rooms & shops in Hong Kong

    … weekly music concerts (on weekends) at the tea house as well as frequent tea classes at both locations making it a full-rounded experience. You can call for current schedule and fees. Address: 290B Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Tea house: The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong Website: www.lockcha.com/teahouse…

    Winebeing- 2 readers -
  • Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Singapore

    …, and Christian G.E. Schiller, in Singapore On the supply side, the number of importers has mushroomed in recent years. Berry Brothers and Rudd moved into Asia in 1998, establishing offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Japan, is now also present in Singapore. Berry Brothers and Rudd predicts that its Asia businesses will account for half its global sales in five…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-winein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Could a restaurant charge customers a "bad review" fee?

    … or not ... I wish I could give 0 stars." -- Ella C. on Hong Kong Lounge (1 star) I know it's wrong, I know it's wrong ... but wouldn't you like to see a "dumbass cheapskate all-wrong negative review fee" show up on Ella C's credit card? I have heard diners tell servers that they are Yelp elites, and ask for a free appetizer or dessert. I've heard…

    W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report- 2 readers -
  • Bordeaux prices falling to pre-'China boom' levels, says Liv-ex

    … will be crucial, says Miles. Prices for several top chateaux, including Margaux and Haut-Brion, have sunk to levels not seen since the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers’ collapse in late 2008, Miles told an audience at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair.‘It’s as though the China boom never happened,’ he said, referring to a surge in interest…

    Decanter- 5 readers -
  • This is NOT like one-of those foreign-emails you probably get

    … Jo's World,Wine A day in the life of a wine publicist… Hi, I came across-your contact over the-web and wanted to-share a brief note. I think a few-changes, aesthetically and/or SEO-wise, can make your site-convert more-visitors into leads-and also get it placed-higher in the organic search-results, for a few of the select terms. (Search…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • High Tea at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore

    … Hotel Singapore is an iconic 400-room heritage hotel. It was once home to the nation’s General Post Office, The Exchange and the prestigious Singapore Club – all of which played a pivotal role in the history of Singapore. Picture: The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore From the 1970s to 1995, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore used the building…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 3 readers -
  • Green Sky in Singapore, Comcrop 'Urban Farming' by the Living Project

    … Compared to other urban farming projects, Comcrop (born in 2013) is still a baby. Yet it proves that even in densely populated cities, Singapore ranked 3rd in most crowded places after Macau and Monaco and before Hong Kong (according to Wikipedia piece), there is room to grow. Green sky in Singapore for Green Day # 271 (* Comcrop image from Comcrop Facebook page) …

    Serge the Concierge- 2 readers -
  • Having trouble “getting” social media? Welcome to SMOG!

    … We are pleased to announce the launch of “Social Media Odd-vice from Gus [SMOG],” a new team of experts designed to help YOU and YOUR BUSINESS navigate the complicated world of digital communications. Are you tired of not knowing how to maximize Twitter to increase ROI? Frustrated with not showing up on your friends’ Facebook feeds? Puzzled…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 3 readers -
  • Top US auction house bets on Bordeaux rebound

    … selling region in the first half of 2014. All 10 of HDH's highest-priced lots during that period were Burgundy wines, epitomising a trend that has transcended regions and arguably culminated with Sotheby's' record-breaking, 114-bottle lot of DRC Romanee-Conti sold in Hong Kong last week for US$1.6m. By contrast, Bordeaux has faced one of its most…

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