Wine & Dine Festival 2017
Friday October 27, 2017
One of the most anticipated wine events is back again — better, bigger, bolder! Since its inception, the Wine and Dine Festival is a Zion of stunning drinks from across the globe paired with the finest cuisines, and with some of the most distinguished artists.
Now on its 8th year, Hong Kong’s Wine and Dine Festival 2017 is from October 26 until October 29. Taking place at Central Harbourfront Event Space, be captivated to see Hong Kong in 360° with its iconic skyline, harbour, and city scrapers.
With the success of last year’s event, expect the same amazing festival this year. With more surprises, it guarantees oenophiles a spectacular showcase of hundreds of world-class wines all in one stage. Starting the series of events for the Great November Feast, the Wine and Dine Festival is a precursor of all sorts towards a whole month of nothing but the best delicacies and wines known to both local and international scenes. Great company, mouth-watering food, and specially curated drinks. In addition, there are more interesting line-ups of chef and producers in this year’s event as sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
In the four-day celebration, be welcomed by a glamourous sparkling mountain leading to different pavilions featuring renowned old world and new world producers. Get on-the-spot insider tips and oenological insights with some of the best sommeliers and experts during the event. We bet a tête-à-tête of everything about wine is something you should not miss!
As a new addition for this year’s festival, ‘The Concept Store’ is a hub for everything trendy. With lifestyle brands from Europe and local brands that brings new meaning to bespoke craftsmanship, ‘The Concept Store’ will surely provide added exceptional Wine and Dine experience.
A Grand Tasting Event with Bidvino
One of the highlights of the event is James Suckling’s wine tasting at the Grand Pavilion. With an assembly of outstanding wines, including high-rated vintages all from James Suckling’s recommendation, prepare yourself to a true connoisseur’s event.
Occupying an exclusive interactive booth (G17 to G20), Bidvino together with James Suckling brings an amazing Wine and Dine Festival to reality! Get ready to taste a diverse ensemble of wines with more than a hundred selections from top wine regions within Spain, Argentina, France, Napa, Italy, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Oregon, and more. Imagine, the idea of travelling the world of wine with this event!
With wines from Bidvino, enjoy a day of tasting and getting to know more about each producer. And it gets even better. There will be some producers who’ll be present at the event and personally share with you their winery’s labour of passion and tradition — beautifully bottled for everyone’s indulgence. Expect to see and taste the best from Continuum, Torbreck, Louis Roederer, Trapiche, Château Faugères, Domaine Ostertag, Antica, Polkura, Castello Romitorio, La Rioja Alta, Cheval des Andes, Cloudy Bay, and Château Trottevieille. While you’re at it, enjoy live entertainment from the stage located near the Grand Pavilion.
To give an idea of what’s in store for you at the event, here are some of the finest wines we’ll be showcasing during the festival.
“Intense, lifted aromatics are released as soon as the wine is opened; dark cherry crème de cassis and hints of nutmeg all come to the fore with an underlying opulent fruit profile of black olive, cassis and plum. A dark, rich and silky palate with deep red cherry fruits, clove, lavender & licorice all interwoven with hints of sweet spice and cinnamon. The layers and diverse fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with anise, hints of almond, earth, blackberry and pepper all becoming more apparent as the wine evolves in the glass. A rich, opulent RunRig 2013 will certainly reward those with patience.”
“A dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. 2014 shows purity of site and fruit; a core of black plum and cherry, intertwined with layers of exotic spice, heightened by ripe, polished tannins, natural vibrancy and a long silky finish. This vintage reveals the harmonious balance of fruit, site and season from our Sage Mountain Vineyard at Continuum Estate.”
“When aerated, notes of vanilla-edged cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon. The palate is structured, energetic and sculpted. An initial dense, ripe and silky sensation is amplified by the discovery of a chalky, cherry freshness, a powdered, almost mentholated brightness. The feeling is delicate and ethereal, a succession of delicious and colourful textures perfectly integrated within the lightness and finesse of the wine... an invitation on a journey of discovery. The bright personality of Cristal then appears, simultaneously pure and sharp, in a finish focused once again on chalk, energy and grain.”
“Aromas of white truffles and stones with citrus and light tropical fruits. Medium to full body and an impressive depth of fruit and texture. Lots of cooked apples. Lovely finish. Drink now or in 2020 when this will be even better.”
“This pale pink wine with golden tints releases fragrances of citrus fruit and orchard flowers enveloped in spice. On the palate, the immediate effect is elegant and open, developing subtle aromas with a lemony edge before a sweet finish of appealing length.”
“Powerful, refined and luscious, with a surplus of dark plum, kirsch and cassis flavors that are unctuous and long. Shows plenty of grip, presenting a long, full finish, filled with Asian spice and raspberry tart accents. Rich and chocolaty. One for the ages. Best from 2030 through 2060. 5,000 cases made."
Want to take a snapshot of the event? The whole harbourfront is the perfect background to that winning photo. Take photos with the Bidvino team. Snapshot that bottle of fine wine you just tasted and share it with your friends. Don’t forget to use #Bidvino for those IG-worthy moments!
Drawing at least 15,000 wine lovers at the previous Wine and Dine Festival, this will sure be another momentous wine celebration.
Can’t visit yet? Visit our Buy Now store to view all showcased wines at the event.