Hong Kong – Time to tipple

Glasses containing the world’s finest wines will be raised when the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival kicks off a month long epicurean feast of wine-themed events.

The island’s love affair with wine started long before city authorities abolished tax on it in 2009 ensuring a huge growth in the number of wine cellars. Now, even Chinese restaurants have sommeliers to give advice on the best pairings.

The Wine and Dine Festival, from 27-30 October, at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade will feature 280 booths serving wines especially imported from over 19 countries, along with 70 food booths with an array of signature dishes from Hong Kong’s best restaurants.

Wine and Dine Month involves a succession of unique wine events including the Festival of Restaurants from 7-13 November with special priced menus at selected restaurants. The Lan Kwai Fong Street Carnival from 12-13 November offers diverse cuisine, vibrant performers and drinks promotions. Other activities include wine appreciation classes, master chef cooking classes and themed tours.

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