Hong Kong Quickly Becoming One Of World’s Top Destinations For Vintners As Number Of Chinese Wine Aficionados Jumps
The PFV will bring its top wines to Hong Kong in November
We’ve looked at the growing number of wine drinkers in mainland China quite a few times in recent months, particularly in the wake of major wine auctions in Hong Kong which sold 100% of lots, mostly to bidders from throughout China. Along with Hong Kong’s growing status as a major wine hub — rivaling the longtime wine center of Asia, Japan — and budding mainland China wine production and consumption, the city is fast becoming a critical stop for wineries around the world to showcase their goods. In November, the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong will present wines from the 11 members of Primum Familiae Vini, an elite association of wine producing families.
As a PFV press release points out, following Hong Kong the association will take the traveling exhibition to the other two major East Asian wine markets, Tokyo and Shanghai:
At gala dinners, a member of each family will present the family estate and one of its flagship wines that are hard to acquire in the marketplace, paired with specially designed menus. In each city, the gala dinners will be moderated by longtime PFV friend Serena Sutcliffe M.W. head of Sotheby’s Wine Department.
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Pudong Shangri-La Still Enthralls Guests And Sets The Standard For “Luxury With Chinese Characteristics”
The Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai offers stunning views of the waterfront
The five-star Pudong Shangri-La, one of the crown jewels of Shanghai’s skyline, continues to draw accolades from seasoned global travelers, who are consistently struck by the hotel’s extravagance as well as its unique story. Having begun construction when Shanghai’s Pudong section was scarcely more than a marshland, the Shangri-La quickly established itself as one of East Asia’s finest luxury hotels. With the newest extension (finished in 2005) adding even more opulence to the striking building, travelers have even more reasons to make this coastal city a stop on their next Asian business or tourism jaunt.
Today, Robert La Bue makes the Pudong Shangri-La the target of his “Mr. e-Traveler” column, writing, “It’s always a pleasure to return to a hotel that feels like home. The fact that a 948-room property can pull this off is a credit to Pudong Shangri-la.”
As La Bue goes on to note, the hotel’s unique international and Chinese appointments set it apart, even among other world-class five-star luxury hotels:
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