Best Places to Have Wine in Hong Kong

A glass of Australian sauvignon, a taste of boutique red, a bottle to pair with cheese and charcuterie... Hong Kong’s love affair with wine means abundant, and ever-increasing, options for the wine enthusiast.

44 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong
Enophiles, look no further for that rare glass of wine. During an annual trip, 121BC’s sommelier visits artisanal wine producers in Italy. The idea is to select minimal interventionist wines, and based on this philosophy, to add exclusive, organic wines to lists at 121BC and its siblings in Sydney. Decked out in stylish, minimalist decor, this is an ultimate destination for meeting up with friends for a night of chitchat and tasting vintages like Tuscany’s 1978 Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino sangiovese. Or, sip on a glass of what the staff call “white like a red”, the 2011 Matej Skerlj Malvasia malvasia istriana from Friuli. This special vino is made the Bianchi Macerati way, in which the grape skins, seeds and stems are left to macerate. If you’re peckish (or better yet, famished), there’s also a popular menu of Italian family-style dishes to devour, letting you have a perfectly satisfying night out, painting the town red (or white!).
Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Rd, 100號18/F, The One
The name says it all: This is the place to go for tapas and sangria. Spanish chef Quim Hernandez’s signature dishes include potato pudding with cream, and the Silverglass Toast with Iberico Ham, but what better to pair his scrumptious menu, with than refreshing glasses of fruity sangria? The sangria selection here is creative and extensive (65 options in all), and includes concoctions like the L18 (with Gin, cucumbers and honeycomb), and the Wile Berry (Cachaca, lime, brown sugar and blackberries). The Banana Split, with vanilla vodka, bananas and strawberries, could just as well (but definitely won’t!) serve as dessert.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel And Towers, 20 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
It’s the setting for a glamorous evening: Oysters and wine, while overlooking the glistening Victoria Harbour. Have a seat around the classy oyster bar and choose your favorite wine from the expansive cellar. Or, if you prefer, have the sommelier suggest the perfect bottle to go with a seafood spread, including 30 different types of the freshest oysters available for you to choose from. Make the occasion even more special by booking a table next to the window to view the nightly Symphony of Lights at 8pm.
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