Allow me to set the scene. Over 200 wines from 40 some wineries from Rioja, Spain, each with a range of young wines with no oak, to Grand Reservas which have been in oak for more than two years. You make your way through the grand ballroom from one table to the next meeting and greeting winemakers, importers, and distributors alike.
|Heredad Ugarte. If you haven't tried the Dominio, you should!|
|Greg inquiring about Urbina wines|
Then we made our way over to Urbina where we really enjoyed all of their wines. This was probably my second favorite of the vineyards looking for a distributor in Hong Kong. I'll get to my favorite in a moment. Greg grilled the wine maker as we made our way from the young Tempranillo all the way up to the 1994 Gran Reserva, which was quite nice! I don't know if I'd ever had a 94 before, have you!?
|Sonsierra's young Tempranillo. Modern eye-catching labels|
|Cool Packaging from Sonsierra|
|My Favorite of the Day!|
Basically, Greg, Sean and myself had a totally amazing time trying totally amazing wines. After a bunch of wine and limited nourishment, HOFWs went to dinner in the Chung King Mansion. Greg loves the mansion for its authentic Indian, but alas, this time we had been lead astray. We tried Khyber Pass Mess Club for the first time together, and I can assure you, it will also be the last. The curries were quite nice, but the quality of meat and fish (yes, perhaps we should relize this as it was the CK mansion...) was awful. I ate the vindaloo around my fish which was dry and leather like, and Greg and Sean picked around the mix grill trying to ID the different meats. They couldn't. Can't win em all. What's your favorite post imbibing meal? I'm a little partial to dim sum myself.
All in all a nice little Tuesday! Salud!
|For later this week....|