Bets Back on HK


This week I mentioned the (supposed) Singapore vs. Hong Kong art war, with the two metropolises said to be vying for top city status through the development of world-class arts and culture scenes.

Well, judging from a wine industry update I received in my inbox this afternoon, my money is back on Hong Kong.

The message took me to a recent CNN article, ‘Hong Kong: Welcome to wine country?,’ about 8th Estate Winery in Hong Kong, and I was intrigued to read more about this operation, located on the ‘third floor of an industrial building in southern Hong Kong.’ 340 oak wine barrels in such a setting is nothing to scoff at, and The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times certainly didn’t in their coverage of 8th Estate last month.  

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The winery is also getting some ‘local’ support–its first selection of vintages has been added to the two-star Michelin rated Shang Palace cellar at the Kowloon Shangri-La.

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