Tuesday, December 20, 2022

LeDomduVin: Petite visite du Christmas French Market at Asia Society Hong Kong

Petite visite du Christmas French Market 

at Asia Society Hong Kong 

This past Sunday, December 18th, I went with my mum and kids to the Christmas French Market at Asia Society Hong Kong.  

French Market like this generally mainly comprises Food and Wine, which is very much to my liking, like this "Raclette" below 😋😋😋


The protagonists in the above video, and the pictures below, are:  


Nothing better than a "Raclette" with ham on a piece of country bread with a glass of white wine from Savoie - Apremont to warm you up on a cold winter day.  

When you work in the food and beverage business, like me as a Sommelier and Wine Buyer, you are very likely to encounter friends and other people you know like some of your suppliers and maybe some producers too. And, luckily for me, 4 of my wine suppliers were present that day, at the French Market.  
  • "L'Imperatrice Wine" represented by Roland Tram (Senior On Trade Sales Executive)
  • "Easiness" represented by Minnie Wong (Founder/owner) and Kim, her husband
  • "Vines and Terroirs"
  • "Links Concept"   
Champagne Henri Giraud, which is one of my favorite champagne houses, was also present with their own market stand, and unfortunately, I did not make the time or have the chance to say "hello" and taste some of their champagnes, what a pity as I would have loved to do so.  I looooove Champagne!  

Minnie @wminniem (@easinesswine) and her husband Kim in the 3 pictures above

Roland @rolls64 (@imperatricewine) above

As a separate note, I really enjoyed tasting the 3 following wines, and a few more that I, unfortunately, did not take a picture of, too much talking and drinking 😁👍😋🍷🍷🍷

Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros" 2020

Nice, harmonious, well-balanced, rich, and complex without being heavy, with beautiful minerality, texture, and structure, from beginning to end. Nicely done.  Loved it.    

Hoffman-Jayer Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune 2018

What a nice surprise! Never tried this specific wine in this specific vintage before and really enjoyed it.  Juicy and zesty, red and dark fruits, mineral, earthy nuances, soft and gentle, friendly and really approachable, a quaffable win, and a steal at this price too.    

Jean-Francois Marechal "Le 20 Gourmand" Vin de Savoie Apremont 

I did not check the vintage, but I think it was 2020 or 2021, however, served with the raclette and ham (above) it was delightful. Loved it.  I love this type of mountain wine: crisp, fresh, light, mineral, almost pure, soooooooo easy to drink. One glass was definitely not enough.     

Like this Buddha, after a few hours of talking and drinking, I was ready to go home and go to bed. It was a fun experience and my mum and kids appreciated it too, more especially the "rillettes" from Maison Argaud 😋😋😋

Thank you guys 

Roland @rolls64 (@imperatricewine)

Sylvain  (@maisonargaudhk) (@maisonargaud)

Minnie @wminniem (@easinesswine)


Cheers! Santé! 


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