Monday, March 23, 2009
Vin d'Hong Kong - The SAR has a winery?!
Yep, you read it right. Hong Kong has a winery. I could hardly believe my eyes when I read about 8th Estate.
Basically what they do is buy grapes from all over the world (as Hong Kong does with everything else, from wagyu to tomatoes) and make the wine here, or in Ap Lei Chau to be precise.
All that's kinda cool, except one thing - "Custom Wines" - and I quote from their website:
"our clients will have the privilege of closely working with our wine master to produce a truly unique and personal wine. This private blend can be customized even further with a personal designer label."
Sigh. That sounds so dumb, and again, so Hong Kong. I bet all the narcissistic trust fund babies were jumping with joy when they heard this one. Here, darling, have a glass of this. Isn't it just great? It's a Chianti, I made it with my own hands. Oh yes, I know, I had to get, like, five laser microdermabrasion paraffin whitening treatments to get all that grape skin colouring off my hands...
Sorry, forgot that we should be celebrating - Hong Kong has it's own winery, yay! Skepticism aside, I would actually be interested in trying some - check their website for tasting dates.