Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hong Kong paradox

We had a meals at the Royal Yacht Club on a private beach 20 minutes from Central. The menu cost 10/15 Euros (without wine)
We had a view of the hills, singing birds, a marvelous, tropical vegetation and mist - there is a lot of fog in Hong Kong - buildings and beautiful villas worth millions of Euros.
We tasted Blanc N° 2 2006, 3 de Valandraud 2006, Bad Boy 2006 and especially Constance 2006, served cool, is one of the best value for money in the world, whatever the French think. They’re never happy, too connoisseurs to enjoy a well-rated wine by Jancis Robinson, Decanter, Parker and appreciated by our clients Swiss, German, American ...
Difficult to please everybody, and anyway, is it necessary?

The night before, we did a tasting in offices in Central, organized for good customers of our distributor who has become our largest customer in the world in 2008.
We tasted Blanc N° 1 and N° 2 and Valandraud 2006-2004-2002 and 1998.
When I imagine that here, one customer can buy 300 bottles (a barrel of Valandraud) more than all the United States, Germany or Italy ...

I am more than happy and pleased to have found this customer through one of my wholesalers friend in Bordeaux. After Japan, Korea, this is probably the biggest and most important country for Valandraud and wines that I own or consult for.
All the magazines talk about wine and food: after work and bizness, it is the true passion of people in Hong Kong - Chinese or expatriates.

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