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
    • Andrew Nielsen and Le Grappin, a talented Burgundy micronegoce

      Website: http://www.legrappin.com/ Lots of people, it seems, have vinous epiphanies. They drink a special bottle of wine, and suddenly they are converted. Wine is no longer just an alcoholic drink for them; it is something more fundamental. For some, it becomes their life. Andrew Nielsen (above), originally from Australia, was working in advertising with publications such as ...

      jamie goode's wine blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 7 readers -
    • Three bottles: Jasper Morris MW

      Happy New Year. And bring on 2015. And it’s Burgundy time. So a timely three bottles. Limited smoke blowing here: there are a handful of guys from whom I have learnt much of what I know and, more importantly, from whom I have learnt how to learn more. Mr Morris is close to the top here. And, yes, there is a handful of gents in the UK wine trade that can match Mr Morris for knowledge, etc.

      vinolent.net- 3 readers -
    • Sartori Wine Empire Sees Organics As Part Of Company Strength

      Today’s post is about a special wine family from the Veneto. I drank a wonderful Ripasso from the Veneto to celebrate the New Year yesterday and realized that I had never posted this story I wrote earlier this year about Sartori. Anyone who has every met Andrea Sartori would be hard pressed to immediately guess where he is from.

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  • Cunard Line: 175 Years of Cruising and Crossings

    … Hastings (Queen Mary 2, Dubai to Hong Kong, 29 January-21 February 2015) John McCarthy (Queen Elizabeth, Dubai to Southampton, 13 April-3 May 2015) Sir Jackie Stewart (Queen Mary 2, Dubai to Hong Kong, 29 January-21 February 2015) Actress Kim Novak (Queen Elizabeth, Honolulu to Auckland, 13-27 February 2015) Lord Michael Howard (Queen Victoria…

    Wine Diva Lifestyle- 5 readers -
  • Catavino’s United Nations of Christmas!

    … case, this is the time of the year to physically see family, and teach our son that humans actually exist beyond the virtual world of Skype. As our combined families include members from India, Ghana, Republic of Congo, Australia, Norway, Belize, and the Philippines – or have people living in Hong Kong, Portugal, and the farthest reaches of the USA…

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 3 readers -
  • Sommelier India Issue 6, Dec-Jan 2015 Released

    … of the family. Vincent Cleme who is now based in Hong Kong as Wines and Spirits specialist with the British auction house, SPINK talks about what drew him to a career in wine and spirits (page 38). From further afield, Erin Ryan White, sommelier par excellence shares many valuable insights from 33 years of experience (page 50). Dr Madaiah Revana…

    Sommelier India- 3 readers -
  • Kingscote The Bacchus, one of England’s best still wines?

    … Kingscote The Bacchus, one of England's best still wines? Could this be the best still English wine I have tasted? It’s from a 15 acre vineyard in Sussex, that’s on a much larger estate owned by Christen Monge. In a former life Chris was a global director of an advertising agency based in Hong Kong. he bought the property in 1999, and since…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 3 readers -
  • Best tea rooms & shops in Hong Kong

    … Hong Kong is known for its eclectic mix of an East-meets-West tea scene. Rather than a destination for buying tea, the city has been mostly associated with its British-influenced high-tea at top-notch historic hotels like The Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental, the Hong Kong style sweet milk tea sold casually on the streets or the ‘yum cha…

    Winebeing- 4 readers -
  • China's Summergate bought by Woolworths Liquor Group

    … are sound.Summergate subsidiary Pudao Wines is also expected to benefit from the deal. Pudao, which has retails stores in Shanghai and Beijing, recently started operating in Hong Kong though its e-commerce platform.Woolworths Liquor Group is one of Australia’s largest wine and spirits retail groups, and owns a number of high profile companies, including drinks retailer Dan Murphy’s and fine wine auction house Langton’s, publisher of the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine. …

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

    … on award-winning wines, including those that scooped coveted International Trophies, began at the end of October and is set to run until the end of March 2015. Retailers and top hotels in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh city, Singapore and Philippines are taking part in the programme, which has attracted a number of new partner venues for 2014…

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

    … was a Hollywood tale, you would be right. Before opening his winery in 1992 Rich Frank was a Disney executive in Hollywood. Because he couldn’t get away from his job for long vacations he started taking the short flight to Napa for a getaway. When the historic Larkmead property became available he bought it from Kornell Champagne Cellars. Frank bought…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com- 7 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

    …-which (if not both) services-you’re open to checking out-information about, either web-design or-SEO. Would you be-open to seeing more-brief info / quote for what-I would like to accomplish? Thanks & regards, Bili Bientu | Director Hong Kong | China | Australia | New Zealand | US Well, Bili, I hate to tell you; however, it is like…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
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