The wine industry in Hong Kong has come a long way since the dropping of import duties in 2008 and wine drinkers in the city are becoming more adventurous with the expanded wealth of wine options to choose from. The upsurge in wine pairing with Chinese food has opened new doors to experiences local drinkers would not have otherwise explored and the traditional wines usually consumed here are being caught up by demand for new and more interesting varietals from differing wine producing countries around the world. Take a peek at the top 10 trends currently in the Hong Kong market:
1) Drinking wines made in Hong Kong: Yes, Hong Kong is a wine producing country but not a grape growing country. Here, imported grapes from Bordeaux are being turned into top quality wines by The 8thEstate Winery and wines from grapes in the Rouge Valley, Oregon, are created by Portrait Winery and Distillery. The novelty status the wines once held has worn off and decent wines are being produced and can now be found on local restaurant wine lists and shop shelves across the city. A newly arrived company called MY Wine is also promoting self-made wine that they will help you make and then cellar for you whilst it ferments. Expect to see more locally made wines on dinner tables around the territory soon.
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