Yesterday, Florian and I hosted The Fine Wine Experience’s first online live wine tasting. We live-streamed a wine tasting session from the shop on Facebook where none of the participants were in the shop with us – everyone was in their own home, with their own set of the wines which we supplied in advance. This was a Hong Kong first! We were delighted to see that you were able to comment and ask questions during the live-streaming and that we were able to answer them live during the tasting.
Join us live, from your home or private gathering, for our second episode, to be live-streamed, 4:30pm on Thursday 16th April.
For sale from today, until stocks last, is our Understanding Burgundy Whites Tasting Pack at HKD 3,000 per pack (original price at HKD 3,460), that will include the following 750ml wines covering six Burgundy wines –
2017 Domaine Emmanuel Rouget - Bourgogne Aligoté
2010 Domaine Billaud-Simon - Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu Vieilles Vignes
2017 Domaine Michel Bouzereau - Meursault 1er Cru 'Charmes'
2017 Domaine Paul Pernot - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru 'Clos des Folatières'
2016 Château de la Maltroye - Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Blanc 'Clos du Château' Monopole
2014 Domaine Dublère - Nuits-St.-Georges Blanc 1er Cru 'Les Terres Blanches'
Purchase by noon on 15th April (Wed), and you will receive your 6 bottle pack and tasting booklets in time for the tasting. Then tune in to our live interactive tasting session on Facebook live as Alex and Florian guide you through each wine and village.
Thank you to everyone who tuned into our first online live streaming wine tasting and especially to those of you who purchased the wines and tasted along with us. In case you missed it, you can click on the link here to watch the entire first episode.
At yesterday’s, first edition, on Burgundy village reds, Florian and I talked about six different villages in Burgundy and what to expect in the glass. The focus of this first session was reds, so the wines are all made from Pinot Noir. Our focus was on villages in the Côte d’Or. We started in the north in the Côte de Nuits and described and tasted through wines from four villages there – Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanée, and Nuits-St.-Georges. Then, we moved into the section of Burgundy best known for its whites – the Côte de Beaune – and we discovered Pommard and Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge.
For this next one, we will also have a lucky draw! That’s right, for anyone who purchases the 6-pack of wines for our next session, you will automatically be entered in our lucky draw to win a Piccolo from VinGardeValise (worth USD249), our preferred wine luggage provider. This petite size wine luggage will carry 5 wine bottles safely to wherever you want to go to enjoy wine, ensuring that you have the best in your glass at any destination. And, for the lucky winner, we will have the wine luggage delivered directly to your door.
Thinking you might not want to open up 6 bottles at home all at once? We will include a Coravin Model with your wine pack for an exclusive special price for Model One and Model Two:
Original Price: HKD2,080, Special Price: HKD1,664
Original Price: HKD3,080, Special Price: HKD2,464
If you haven't used Coravin before, don’t worry, the tasting session will begin with a demonstration, and a quick start video guide can also be found here.
From the left: Coravin Model 1, Coravin Model 2, Zalto White Wine Glass
Another special feature of the 6-pack of wines for our next session is that we are also offering a special price on Zalto White Wine glasses. We realized that some of you may be joining us from your office or just do not have wine glasses at home. You likely noticed in our online live wine tasting that Florian and I were using Zalto glasses. These are our preferred glass to taste with, so we want to offer you the opportunity to taste with the same high-quality glass. Take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on these glasses which really do improve your ability to taste the wine and experience all it has to offer. Florian and I can’t wait to see you on the 16th!
Zalto White Wine glasses Offer:
Original Price: HKD 520/glass, Special Price: HKD 416/glass, available in 2-pack & 6-pack.