Monday, July 30, 2012

Dogs, cats, bunnies, oh my!

Dogs with glasses

As you know, HOFWs spent the weekend at the Pet Expo in Kowloon Bay.  There were pink dogs, fat cats, and a whole range of strange pet accesories.  Some include:

Pet hair dye
Pet life insurance
Any number Angry Birds to chew on
Pet prams--->this will never make sense to me.  If someone has some insight to why people have these, please enlighten....
Pet outfits, shoes, hats
Dogs with backpacks

Cats with attitude
I'm sure much much more, but I didn't have much to look around as we has another event on in TST.

Dogs in prams
Saturday also found the HOFWs at Roundhouse Kitchen + Beer for our monthly Find Wine tasting.  We sampled our truffles, foie gras, and scallops along with the following wines:

Val D'Oca Uvagio Storico Prosecco DOCG
My assistant for the day
Verdiso, Perera are the traditional grapes, together with the Prosecco grape of the area; Valdobbiadene.  With its fine and persistent bubbles, this toasty, warm Prosecco is dry and food friendly.   Try it with Prosciutto, stuffed mushrooms, creamy sauces, almonds, seafood, fried fare, spicy Asian entrees and even potato chips or buttered popcorn.

Clearly Organic Airen
 100% Airen.  Spain’s iconic grape and the world’s most planted variety!  This Airen is bright with ripe citrus fruit flavors that are the perfect match for Spanish tapas.  Try pairing this summer wine with tempura dishes, sushi, marinated octopus, and semi-hard cheeses like Jarlsberg.  

Chateau Dubois Challon 
50% Sauvignon Blanc 45% Semillon 5% Muscadelle.  From the famed Bordeaux winemaker Pascal Delbeck, this blend displays aromatic complexity and exudes white fruits, flowers, and jasmine.  In the mouth its fat and round followed by a powerful fleshy finish.   This wine was designed to compliment fish, shellfish, white meats, and light summer salads. 

Chateau Haut Veyrac 2003 Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Merlot 75%, Cabernet Franc 25%. Complex, plenty of red fruits and delicate oak nose, balanced and a big taste, a typical grand cru wine of Saint-Emilion. It has a lovely concentration of black fruits, a spectacular texture, ultra supple tannins and very good length. Perfect with strong cheeses and roasted red meats particularly beef, lamb and duck.  

 What did you do this weekend?  Try anything new or interesting?  Free bottleof wine to the first person who comments on this!

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