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
    • Bordeaux prices falling to pre-'China boom' levels, says Liv-ex

      Plummeting prices for Bordeaux first growths in the last three years serve as the latest cautionary tale in a long history of boom and bust for chateaux and negociants, according to Liv-ex co-founder James Miles, who sees no end to the pattern. Pickers in the Bordeaux vineyards. How chateaux and negociants handle the 2014 vintage will be crucial, says Miles.

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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.

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  • Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Singapore

    … to sample expensive wines without having to stump up the cost of a bottle. Orchard Road and Beyond Taberna Wine Academy A very special wine bar, off the beaten track. No wines by the glass, no food, but an extraordinary wine list, including a sensational selection of German wines. The wine bar is owned and run by, Tan Ying Hsien, who is enrolled…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-winein Riesling- 1 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…

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  • 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…

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  • High Tea at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore

    … Picture: Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E. Schiller Taking High Tea at the Fullerton in Singapore Afternoon Tea is a British food tradition - an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones and cake, served around 4.00pm. Afternoon Tea originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the mid-1800s. Historically…

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  • 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) …

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Washington wine community fondly remembers John Sarich

    … partnered on a lot of events, and he did cooking classes at my home.” LeClaire always marveled at how often Sarich traveled for Ste. Michelle and where he would end up. “He would be in Hong Kong one day and Tokyo the next,” he said. Baseler agreed, and he always appreciated Sarich’s approach and dedication. “He was full of energy,” Baseler said. “He…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
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