New Addition to HK Central Wine Hub

Bravo! Another great wine merchant landing in Central just now!  Very happy to attend Hong Kong wine merchant Ginsberg+Chan’s office relocation grand opening in downtown Central, which was previously located in Happy Valley HK. It has been my great pleasure to get to know the lovely couple Mandy and Jason Ginsberg and we had spent great time over wine and dine.   Mandy told me their move few months ago, to be closer to their customers with most of them working in Central, which seems to be a smart move.  In fact, few wine merchants had set their foot in Central since few years ago, one good example is Burgundy Etc on Pedder Street.   Here, Ginsberg+Chan office is obviously bigger with a marbled high table where they host their weekly wine tastings which are easy, causal and fun. Once again, big congrats to Mandy and Jason for their new Ginsberg+Chan being a brand new member to HK Central District! Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 6.11.27 PM Fun Highlights: At the opening, besides tasting a good selections of wine at the venue such as 2011 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Puligny Montrachet Le Trezin, 2009 Leroy Bourgogne Rouge, 2009 La Dame De Montrose, 2004 Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve and 1999 Ceretto Barolo Brunate.  The best fun to me, was to guest a wine blinded (I guess most of my closest ones know I have a thing for blind somehow).

if is a blind, which glass you would go for with no idea of what wine it is?  does it matter... or not?
Fun blind tasting at Ginsberg!  Which glass would you go for with no idea of what wine it is? does it matter… or not?

It was an easy yet somehow hard to guess one especially I was bit late to tasted the long opened wine after tasting the mentioned few. The reason? With a Zaltos’s bordeaux glass, it was soft and supple, high in Merlot, a bordeaux blend I thought, perhaps a 1983 right bank wine.   While I switched my glass into a Zalto’s  burgundy glass, the leather, cigar box and blackcurrent revealed… Which is mental!  it would be a 1983 Left bank wine for sure).  Everyone were excited about the game, some said is a Cheval Blanc, some said is a Spainish tempranillo.   I wrote down “with a Bordeaux glass: 1983 Trolong Mondote.   I was closed in a way if I judged it from a Burgundy glass (which I found is strange being closest to reality using a Burgundy glass for a Bordeaux wine! anyhow I love Zaltos!);  It was a 1982 Château Duhart-Milon!  Very fun night and guys, do check out their office and go to some of their weekly tasting!    Ginsberg+Chan Wine Merchants Asia 6/F, Loke Yew Building 50-52 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

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