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Pierre Brunelli MS to lead wine nights at The Baker & The Bottleman By Simon Rogan

Pierre Brunelli MS, general manager of Roganic Hong Kong, is going to host themed wine nights at The Bottleman, a natural wine bar of celebrity chef Simon Rogan in Hong Kong.

With the aim to introduce a unique portfolio of natural, organic and biodynamic wine growers to Hong Kong, the natural wine list at The Bottleman is carefully curated by the Roganic team.

Starting from 29 October, the venue will host its first very wine tasting night with the theme of Champagne Growers, focusing on biodynamic Champagne varieties. Six different Champagnes will be served throughout the evening, paired with various snacks.

Beginning with Larmandier-Bernier, Longitude, Blanc de Blancs, NV from the Cote des Blancs subregion of Champagne, the flight is followed by Fleury, Rose de Saignee, NV. The Champagnes are served with the complementing flavours of truffle pudding, anchovies on toast, and beef crackers.

Next will be Vouette et Sorbee, Blanc d’argile, NV, a rich blanc de blancs; Bereche & fils, Coteaux Champenois, 1999, a mature red wine from the Montagne de Reims subregion; and Cedric Bouchard, Roses de Jeanne, Cote de Val-Vilaine, Blanc de Noir, 2018 from Cotes des Bar. The three Champagnes are served with a cured meat platter that consists of truffled ham, chorizo and serrano, and truffled Brillat-Savarin with crackers, bread, pickles, vinegar/olive oil and honey.

For the final pairing, a Vilmart, Ratafia de Champagne, Chardonnay, NV from the Montagne de Reims subregion will be served with an indulgent dessert of sticky toffee pudding.

The second wine nigh, with the theme “France vs New World Night”, t will showcase the difference between French wines and New World wines, defined as wines produced outside the traditional winegrowing areas of Europe and the Middle East.

The flight will kick off with Bret Brother Saint Veran La Combe Desroche, Burgundy, 2019 from France, a highly linear style of wine from the Maconnais in southern Burgundy, paired alongside Craven Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2021, a light and flinty South African chardonnay.

The following flight will feature David Reynaud, Crozes Hermitage, Les Georges, Rhone Valley, 2019, a meaty and inky Syrah from France’s Rhone Valley, as well as Fromm, Syrah, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2017, a light style of New World Syrah.

The final flight will include Jerome Bretaudeau, Statera, Pinot Noir, Loire Valley, 2020, a beautiful, structured, and complex example of Pinot Noir from the Atlantic in northwestern France, along with Simha, Beauregard, Pinot Noir, Tasmania, Australia, 2018, a unique style of Pinot Noir that is created first by fermenting in amphora and leaving for 3 months on the skin.

Each flight will be paired with a special snack selected by The Baker & The Bottleman team.

The “Champagne Growers Night” will be priced at HK$880+10% per guest; while the “France vs New World” wine night will be priced at HK$680+10% per person.

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