Winston Wong – the Director of Sens Wine Cellar said:
Wine is one of the finer things in life with the expression of winemaker’s passion and emotions in a form of art. Winston Wong – the Director of Sens Wine Cellar shared his experience with different vineyards and wineries across Bulgaria, Spain and Taiwan, as well as his view about the Hong Kong wine market.
Bulgarian wine is nothing short of remarkable. It has a really long history in winemaking it could be traced back to the Thracians about 6 000 years ago. There are a lot of interesting grape varieties like the Mavrud, Melnik but actually, I am fond of the Merlot grape from the middle part of Bulgaria.
The soil is quite similar to the Saint Emilion in Bordeaux. In fact, the first time I ever tried a Bulgarian wine was in Bordeaux during the En Primeur campaign! A chateaux owner* actually introduced me to his Bulgarian wine, which sat alongside these big names, famous local Classés and this Bulgarian wine shines! It’s brilliant and I can’t wait to bring it to Hong Kong.
But imagine, like ten years ago, there weren’t so many people importing Bulgarian wine in Hong Kong. So, it actually took me a few nights to think about it. I tasted again and again, back and forth, the quality just convinced me.
So, I am glad I did bring it to Hong Kong because now it became one of my best-selling wines in my wine shop every year!
* Count Stephan Von Neipperg