My name is Lisa who currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

I’m a wine lover also enjoy eating, cooking, travelling etc.

I’d love to share useful information about wine from Hong Kong and connect with wine lovers around the world.

Introducing Myself

Nebbiolo from Langhe, Italy

Happy Friday!

Today’s wine is Nebbiolo from Langhe, Italy.

I bought this wine from M&S in HK.

Pale garnet colour with medium intensity.

With aroma of strawberry, red cherry, plum and mushroom.

The wine has a medium(+) tannin even though pale in colour.

It’s nice to drink a glass of wine and relax at home in Friday night.

Cheers~☺︎

Australian Wine

Yesterday, I joined a Foundations of Australian Wine course.

And got to try 6 wines from Australia.

  • Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling
  • Evans & Tale Redbrook Chardonnay
  • De Bortoli The Estate Vineyard Pinor Noir
  • Wynns Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz

I liked Chardonnay from Margaret River the most.

And Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra was good too.

Other than wine tasting, we learned about wine history of Australia, climate, soils and characteristic of main wine regions in Australia.

I think it’s good to update wine knowledge once in a while and learn new things.

Cheers~☺︎

Phuket Trip

I went to Phuket with my family in Christmas holiday for 4 nights 5 days.

It was our first time to visit Puket.

So we stayed at Patong where is main area many tourist stay.

Thai foods were really yummy especially seafood and things were quite cheap over there.

We swam everyday in the hotel swimming pool.

And I went to Thai massage twice during the stay.

We also hired a car one day and visit main tourism spot in Phuket such as big Buddha, temple, cashew nuts factory and old Phuket town.

The weather was quite hot in Phuket around 27-31℃ everyday.

So it felt like summer holiday even though Christmas holiday.

We had a great time and we’d love to come back to Thailand again.

Maybe try to visit Bangkok next time.

Cheers~☺︎

Comenge 2006 – Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Today’s wine is Comenge from Ribera del Duero in Spain.

I love to drink Tempranillo wine.

Complex and good value for its quality.

It’s full body red wine with garnet colour.

It’s medium(+) intensity wine with medium(+) acidity and high tannin.

ABV is 14% however doesn’t feel so heavy.

Fruity wine with aroma of black berry, red cherry, plum, cassis and bell pepper.

It’s well matured and there is a hint of chocolate and earthy aroma as well.

I paired with western food at home such as steak, stuffed mashroom and garlic bread.

Delaware Wine

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Today is Friday!

I tried Delaware wine from Kumamoto, Japan.

It’s my first time to drink Delaware grape variety wine.

It’s dry white wine of pale yellow green colour.

The intensity of wine is light with aroma of lemon, green apple and pear.

It’s very refreshing wine with good acidity.

Easy to pair with many different kinds of foods and quite nice.

Have a nice weekend everyone! Cheers~☺︎

How to preserve left over wine? Vacuum system

How to preserve your wine once it’s opened?

There are some ways to do that.

But I found vacuum pump is easiest and cheapest.

You just have to place stopper on top of the bottle and pump it for around 10 times.

You can pump out the air to avoid oxidation of wine.

You can keep your wine fresh for days after opening!

Cheers~ ☺︎

Half Bottle Wine – Yellow Tail Merlot

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In Hong Kong, we can buy 375ml half bottle size wines in convenience stores and super markets.

If you want to drink just a glass of wine, it’s very useful.

I found Yellow Tail Merlot in super market and I had with Chinese BBQ pork for dinner.

Fruity and easy drinking dry red wine with black berry, plum, chocolate aromas.

Great match with Chinese food. 

Have a nice weekend everyone!  Cheers~☺︎