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Of course, we were there for some great food but our main purpose was to check out the wines and wine companies that are available in Macau – and there were some real quality wines on show. Unlike Wine and Dine Hong Kong, we found a much higher quality of wine at Macau Wine and Dine Festival as no one was attempting to off load ‘binend’ wines and there is a more congenial atmosphere amongst the suppliers who are not trying to out sell each other by being the cheapest as they do in Hong Kong, quite the opposite in fact; many were actually happy to help recommend wines from other companies. Highlights were the wines from Claret Wines, Fine Beverages Limited, Pudao Wines and ASC Fine Wines; all located on one strip together making it a tough area to move on from. We had some excellent whites, rosés and reds from all the aforementioned suppliers

(there was a distinct lack of sparkling wines to be honest) and we also had some great wines from Macau Fine Wine Company. Nearer the stage, where live music was being pumped out all throughout the festival, we tasted some hypnotic vodka’s from Mongolia with Prem1er Spirits, some captivating Prosecco from Amorosso Fine Wines and some lovely biodynamic wines from Cottage Vineyards. In all, Macau Wine and Dine Festival was a great success (other than the weather – but we can’t have it all our own way!) and was well attended with quality wines and food. Hong Kong could learn a little from the great work done by the Macau Government, The Wine Society of Macau, The Macau Sommelier Association and the Venetian Macao – there’s no doubt we will be back for a bigger and better Macau Wine and Dine Festival 2016 this time next year! Cheers!

中海美食,以及地道台灣小吃也令眾人食指大 動。 雖然美食當前,但這次的主角還是葡萄酒,我 們當然要為讀者介紹澳門有售的葡萄酒以及 其供應商!會場上展示着不少好貨色,數量甚 至比香港美酒佳餚巡禮(Wine and Dine)還要 多,許多澳門參展商並沒試圖推銷品質差劣的 葡萄酒,也沒有像香港參展商「頂爛市」,反 之更樂意互相幫忙,推廣各參展商的美酒,整 個氣氛和諧融洽。 焦點參展商為醴然莊(Claret Wines)、優質飲 品有限公司(Fine Beverages Limited)、葡道 (Pudao Wines)以及ASC精品酒業 (ASC Fine Wines),以上參展商均聚落於同一位置,多 不勝數的美酒可真令愛酒者「寸步難移」。當 中紅白酒、玫瑰紅酒佳釀數之不盡,不過氣 泡酒則有所匱乏。除了上述參展商,Macau Fine Wine Company也供應不少好酒,而靠 近舞台的一邊,我們從Prem1er Spirits的攤 位嚐到了產自蒙古的伏特加,也從Amorosso Fine Wines嚐到了不錯的Prosecco,以及 在Cottage Vineyards嚐到生化多元的葡萄酒 (biodynamic wines)。 總括而言,澳門葡萄酒美食節的舉辦非常成功 (雖然天氣不似預期…但我們總不能甚麼都擁 有吧!),而參與者都樂於享受美酒佳餚。香 港大概也能從澳門政府、澳門洋酒協會、澳門 品酒師協會以及澳門威尼斯人酒店中取經,從 而舉辦一個更好的美酒佳餚巡禮。我們在此期 待着下年度再次來到澳門,參與比這年更好的 澳門葡萄酒美食節!乾杯! winetimeshk.com 27

Wine Times Hong Kong Issue 6  

Hong Kong's only truly honest and unbiased bilingual wine magazine for young aspiring wine lovers.

Wine Times Hong Kong Issue 6  

Hong Kong's only truly honest and unbiased bilingual wine magazine for young aspiring wine lovers.

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