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Passion for Pinot

Passion for Pinot
By Hong Kong Tatler
June 12, 2014
Join Altaya Wines in collaboration with premium Pinot Noir winemakers from around the world for a day of fine wines and food


Altaya Wines, in collaboration with some of the world’s best Pinot Noir winemakers, will be hosting its fifth edition of Passion for Pinot on this coming Saturday, June 14. This year, the consumer wine event will be held at The Mira in Tsim Sha Tsui and will be hosted by wine journalist and educator Debra Meiburg.

This year’s theme, Unmasking the Grape: Identity and Diversity, will focus on the underlying differences in aromas, textures and flavours of Pinot Noir from around the world. As the Hong Kong market becomes increasingly more interested in wine, this event hopes to provide consumers with insight into the diversity of the grape being showcased.

The 23 wineries involved on the day are said to include Domaine Falveley from Burgundy, Godmé from Champagne, Walter Hansel from Sonoma, as well as Rippon from Central Otago, Mahi from Marlborough and Giant Steps from Yarra Valley in Victoria.

The event will include a master class moderated by Meiburg, which will allow for an interactive and intimate experience between winemakers and attendees, allowing focus on how climatology, geology and topography (all elements of terroir) influence the taste of the wines available. Winemakers will also explain what they need to adjust in order to maintain quality and flavours of the wines they’ll have on hand.

Following the master class, a wine pairing lunch featuring Cantonese fare from Cuisine Cuisine will take guests on a journey through the pairing of Pinot Noir with authentic Chinese cuisine. The lunch will allow winemakers a chance to show off just how well Pinots pair with delicate dim sum dishes.

The master class and lunch is priced at HK$1,050. To make a reservation, please call +852 3669-1973 or email

Passion for Pinot: Unmasking the Grape
Date: June 14, 2014
Time: 11am-3pm
Venue: 18/F, The Mira Hotel, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 


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