On 16 and 17 November 2009, the Island
Shangri-La, Hong Kong, one of the finest hotels in the region, will
present flagship wines from the 11 members of Primum Familiae Vini,
an elite association of wine producing families.
The hotel will host a series of events
including a gala dinner at the Island Ballroom, a luncheon at
Lobster Bar and Grill and a trade tasting at the Atrium.
A representative from
each member of Primum Familiae Vini, known also as PFV, will
attend the events. The representatives are Hubert de Billy
(Champagne Pol Roger, France), Baroness Philippine de Rothschild
(Chateau Mouton Rothschild, France), Egon Müller (Egon Müller
Scharzhof, Germany), Etienne Hugel (Hugel et fils, France),
Laurent Drouhin (Maison Joseph Drouhin, France), Alessia Antinori
(Marchesi Antinori, Italy), Juan Maria Torres (Miguel Torres,
Spain), Marc and Pierre Perrin (Perrin et fils, France),
Sebastiano Rosa (Tenuta San Guido – Sassicaia, Italy), Paul
Symington (The Symington Family Estates, Portugal) and Pablo
Alvarez (Vega-Sicilia, Spain).
The gala dinner will be
held on 16 November 2009 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Island Ballroom
on level five of the hotel.
Beginning with a champagne reception,
each course will be paired with two or three top wines from the
PFV members’ estates, namely Champagne Pol Roger Cuvée Sir
Winston Churchill 1998, Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne Grand
Cru 2005, Hugel & Fils Riesling Jubilee 2004, Perrin & Fils
Chateau de Beaucastel, Hommage à Jacques Perrin 1995 magnum, Egon
Müller 2006 Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel, Antinori
Tignanello 2004, Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2003, Torres Grans
Muralles 2001, Vega-Sicilia Unico 1994, Chateau Mouton Rothschild
1989 and W. & J. Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port.
The dinner, featuring
a five-course menu by Chef Frederic Chabbert of the
Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus, is priced at HK$2,688 per
person and sold by a minimum of eight guests per table.
highlight of the dinner is the charitable auction for a PFV
Collection Case containing one bottle of each member’s finest
Elegantly displayed in a mahogany box, the
collections have been presented in the past to kings, such as King
Juan Carlos I of Spain in 1995 and King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden
in 1999, as well as to selected world leaders. Internationally
acclaimed Master of Wine Serena Sutcliffe, who heads Sotheby’s
worldwide wine auctions, will conduct the auction of the rare wine
The funds raised by the auction will be donated
to Heep Hong Society to help children with autism, Asperger’s
Syndrome, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and
specific learning difficulties. Established in 1963, Heep Hong
Society is one of Hong Kong’s largest service providers of early
intervention and education for disabled children, operating more
than 30 service units throughout Hong Kong and serving over 6,000
families each year.
“It has always been our goal to serve
the local community. The gala dinner offers our hotel a remarkable
opportunity to benefit underprivileged children while delighting
our guests with an exceptional platform to personally meet 11
world renowned wine producers,” said Darren Gearing, Island
Shangri-La, Hong Kong’s area manager and general manager.
Tables for the gala dinner are sold through Restaurant Petrus
on level 56 of the hotel. Advanced reservations are
quite understandably an absolute must.
Those who are unable to attend
the gala dinner will have another chance to meet the wine makers
and taste selected fine wines at a luncheon on 17 November 2009,
from noon to 2:30 p.m., at the Lobster Bar and Grill on level six
of the hotel.
The four course luncheon by Chef Leung Wing Yeung is
priced at HK$488 per person. Tables are limited and are available
on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations contact the Lobster
Bar and Grill.
tasting for approximately 200 trade members from the wine industry
will be held on 16 November 2009 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the
Atrium on level 39 of the hotel. Attendance at the trade tasting
is by invitation only.
Prices quoted above
are subject to a 10% service charge, and the vintages listed are
subject to change by the wine producers.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo will host
similar events on 17 and 18 November 2009, and Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai will host the
events from 19 to 21 November 2009.
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