The week in pictures: Hong Kong

Acclaimed American wine critic James Suckling concluded his Great Wines of the World series this year in style. He kicked off the event in Seoul, and continued his tour in Hong Kong and Beijing, where he announced The Wine of the Year Awards. It was the first time Suckling had staged the event in Seoul and he said he “was surprised by the overwhelming response from Korean drinkers”.

dbHK participated in the Hong Kong Grand Tasting and despite the event being moved to start earlier in order to minimise any potential impact due to the local unrest, the Hong Kong crowd was as enthusiastic as always. At the event, visitors had the chance to savour Suckling’s favourite wines of the year, including eight pinnacle wines with 100-points. Nevertheless, few of the exquisite first-growths labels, namely Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild and Louis Roederer’s Cristal, were definitely the major highlights for most wine lovers as reflected by their enthralled reception.

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