The week in pictures: Hong Kong

19th May, 2017 by Natalie Wang

Some of the drinks industry’s heavyweights descended on Hong Kong this week to bring the city’s wine lovers their latest offerings, including Angelo Gaja from Piedmont, Bollinger’s export area manager and Australia’s famed Langmeil estate with its ‘The Freedom 1843 Shiraz’. In addition, Karl Heinz Hauptmann, owner of China’s Château Nine Peaks in eastern Shandong province showcased his Chardonnays and Cabernets alongside barrel samples of the 2016 vintage. Don’t miss Le FrenchMay’s weekend market from Friday to Sunday at Central Harbourfront. Click through the images to see the highlights.

Angelo Gaja, the pillar behind Italy’s illustrious Gaja in Piedmont, was in Hong Kong on Monday to host a media lunch with Altaya Wines. The vintner talked anything but his wines, however. There were lengthy conversations on how climate change is affecting vines and grapes, and his relentless exploration of vineyard biodiversity and resilience. Between drinks, he was inquisitive about wine markets in Asia, and quizzed guests about what he called the “invasion of western wine critics” in Hong Kong and China, and even LVMH’s premium Ao Yun in Yunnan province.

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