One of the latest international fairs for wine producers is the “Wine and Spirits” exhibition in Hong Kong, which is now part of the WINE & DINE MONTH. The festival, lasting six weeks, presents enogastronomic promotions and tastings to the general public.
The “Wine and Spirits” exhibition offers producers both the opportunity to present their wines to the general Hong Kong marketplace, and to also organize meetings directly with many food and beverage professionals coming to the festival from China, Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Visiting Hong Kong, there is the ‘risk’ of seeing only modern skyscapers. But, this is easily remedied by a short trip outside of the city: to Repulse Bay, a beautiful bay about ten kilometers away or perhaps, to the fisherman’s village at Stanley, facing the China Sea.
At least one evening, one must go up to the warm and humid Victoria Peak, to see the skyscrapers from a different perspective, and with a background chorus of hundreds of crickets. Then, a visit to the Lan Kwai Fong quarter to find a spot for dinner. In this area of the city, there is an enormous selection; the boundless universe of Asian cusine seems to be centered here, in these alleyways.
Choose, perhaps, Balinese Saté Lilit—an unusual type of fish kebab flavored with lemongrass wood—and Bebek Betutu, duck with typical Balinese spices.
The real challenge is to find just the right wines that pair with all of these dishes!