Toast to Our Turkey Dinner Wine Pairing

The weather is getting colder, Christmas around the corner. The big bird on the dinner table, accompanied by homemade gravy or the ready-made urban substitute nowadays, is usually not complete without the uncorking of some worthy wines. Yes, the wine lover will never miss any opportunity to instill the beloved beverage to an occasion. Naturally, Christmas dinner will never escape this passion. After all, the spirits will always rejoice with this magic potion! Turkey Dinner Wine Pairing Okay, back to the gobble gobble turkey. I have put together some recommendations on the wines that may go well with the big bird on your dinner table, and more importantly, won’t burn a big… Read More

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The Quest for the Holy Bubbly Continues — 1995 Fleury Champagne Brut

1995 Fleury Champagne Brut After the disappointing encounter with Lombard and Cie a few days ago, another round of excitement has been aroused by the staff at Ponti.  He pulled out this unassuming label with minimal packaging. One might just miss it with the dominating display of those flamboyantly dressed bottles from famous champagne houses.  “A value for money choice, for a vintage champagne!” he said.  The 1995 Fleury Champagne Brut is selling at HK$458, with 15% discount until year end or while stock lasts.  5% extra for the purchase of 6 or more if one is Ponti’s member.  The price looks really good as many prestigious champagne producers start their… Read More

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Champagne New Encounter – Lombard & Cie Brut Grand Cru 2004

Champagne New Encounter Deck the halls with boughs of jolly, fa la la la la la, la la la. Tis the season to be jolly,  fa la la la la la,.. This is truly the season of the crown jewels — the king of bubbly. Champagne popping will probably precedes most reunion meals, parties and gatherings during the holiday seasons. Our beloved “jolly” sparkling wine has swept the world since the beginning of 19th century. Nowadays, the term Champagne has been used as generic term for bubbly by the general public. Little do they know that Champagne refers to, strictly by law, the sparking wine produced in the region of Champagne in… Read More

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Versatile 2000 Hetszolo Tokaji Asuz 5 Puttonyos

The day began with a stroll in Causeway Bay, aimless shopping in Sogo before we had unplanned Japanese fine dining ramen – MIST, at Leighton road area.  Port came into my mind when we bought a piece of Stilton blue cheese at Sogo.  Hetszolo Tokaji Asuz wasn’t in the picture at all. Since it was a leisure day without itinerary, I only discovered that the port wan’t in the fridge after we arranged the cheese nicely on the board, just before dinner started. Something else, glowing with golden tint, suddenly caught my distressed vision for the replacement of the missing port in the fridge.  Yes, the tokaji I meant to try out months… Read More

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