Famous Brands of Champagnes Worldwide

Posted on February 02, 2017 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

Veuve Clicquot

It’s the second largest champagne producer over the world and is deeply loved by royal household and famous people.

We carry Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut NV, price HK$370/bottle.

 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut NV

Moët & Chandon

We introduced this in a previous article.

 

Dom Pérignon

It’s a famous person’s name, a famous wine brand, a bottle of champagne or a style of wine. We are currently out of stock of 2004 Dom Perignon.

 

Louis Roederer

We are currently out of stock of both 2005 Louis Roederer Cristal and 2006 Louis Roederer Brut Nature. Both sold out.

 

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV

 

Perrier-Jouët is always a popular wine. It is lively and fruity with lovely fine bubbles. Price $334/bottle.

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV

 

Pol Roger

Champagne Pol Roger was founded in 1849 and now owns 90 hectares of vineyards on prime sites in the Vallée d'Epernay. It’s a notable producer of champagne. The brand is still owned and run by the descendants of Pol Roger.  We are currently out of stock of 1998 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut.

 

Taittinger Prestige Rosé NV

Taittinger Prestige Rosé gets its lovely pink colour from the addition of still Pinot Noir wine to the blend, also adding to the rich complexity on the palate and the aromas of red fruits on the nose. This is a great wine for an aperitif or for drinking with desert. Price $498/bottle.

Taittinger Prestige Rosé NV

 

Bollinger

It’s founded in 1892 and is one of the excellent champagne producers in France. We carry Bollinger Rosé NV 688$/bottle & Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV 428$/bottle.

Bollinger Rose NVBollinger Special Cuvée BrutBollinger Special Cuvée Brut

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2016 Most Popular Wine Brands Worldwide

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments
  1. Penfolds, and Penfoldds Grange is the mark of Australia and is protected by National Trust of South Australia, listed on cultural heritage.

We carry 1992 Penfolds Grange, price HK$4080.

 1992 Penfolds Grange

  1. Torres, it has combined tradition and innovation to become benchmark in the quality wine and brandies industry in Spain.
  2. Ridge Vineyards, California winemaking, it relies on nature and tradition rather than technology.
  3. Château Mouton Rothschild, it mostly situated on a hillock called the “Plateau de Mouton”, varieties typical of the region: Cabernet Sauvignon (81%), Merlot (15%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (1%).
  4. Vega Sicilia, it’s the most famous and a national treasure in Spain. We are currently out of stock of 2007 Vega Sicilia, Ribera Duero Pintia, at HK$488.
  5. Marqués de Riscal Rioja, one of the oldest Rioja wineries. Founded in Elciego (Álava) in 1858 by Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, it has been a point of reference in the winemaking business both nationally and internationally. We have 1975 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, HK$1,588/bottle.
  6. Chateau Haut Brion, the oldest of the Bordeaux classed growths, plays a pivotal role in the worldwide history of wine. It’s the first luxury brand. And we carry 1996 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, HK$1,900/bottle.
  7. Dows Port, origin from 1798, with a long history, its attractive and distinctive drier finish is the recognizable feature of the wines from this great Port house. We have 2011 Dows Vintage Port 375ml, HK$800/bottle.
  8. Sassicaia, a Bordeaux-style red wine, the original Super Tuscan wine. We have 2009 Sassicaia, HK$1,400/bottle.

 

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Last order dates for Chinese New Year

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

If you would like to receive your wine before Chinese New Year, please place your order by Tuesday 24th January.  Orders received after this date will be available for delivery starting Wednesday 1st February.  

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

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Movies about Wines

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments
A few notes on films that feature wine:
  1. Sideways

There’s one grape variety Pinot Noir mentioned so many times in an American comedy-drama film “Sideways”, which emphasizes wines are alive and similar as human life. The leading actor likes Pinot Noir the most. Because he thinks Pinot Noir needs continuously care and it grows where it can be suitable. The film drew attention and increase in tourism to the Santa Ynez Valley wine-growing region of California's Central Coast.

We carry many Pinot Noirs from around the world.

 

  1. A Walk in the Cloud

The film describes a young soldier returning home from World War II and meets a train passenger, a pregnant graduate student, Victoria Aragon, whose family owns a vineyard in the Napa Valley. He stays to help her with grape harvest and to face traditionalist family as her husband because her boyfriend actually abandoned her. They finally fall in love. What a romantic story! Please see what we have from Napa Valley.

2010 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2013 Triumph Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2011 Velvety Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

3.  Babette's Feast

The film mainly describes food and wine, which metaphors human spirit and emphasises culture connotation of food and wine. In the movie, no matter the dishes and wines, both become classical. One of them is that Veuve Clicquot matches Blinis Demidoff very well.

We carry Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut NV, discounted price 370$.

4. Mondovino

Mondovino was firstly intended to be a two-month affair as a break between feature projects. The film offered the Director Jonathan Nossiter an opportunity to use his knowledge as a trained sommelier when working at Balthazar restaurant in New York and a chance to visit some of the great wine regions of the world, e.g. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Napa Valley and Château Lynch-Bages.  For now we still have some wines from Château Lynch-Bages, 1996 Château Lynch-Bages and 1999 Château Lynch-Bages.

1996 Château Lynch-Bages1999 Château Lynch-Bages

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Drinking Wine is Good for You, Mind, Body and Soul (in our opinion!)

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

Have you ever met a person who doesn’t enjoy drinking wines? Of course not. Because it does good to peoples' health and mind.  There is some evidence to show that drinking wine can: 

  1. make you look younger: wine contains rich polyphenols including resveratrol, which are anti-aging.
  2. make you smarter by increasing helpful cholesterol in your body to make your blood more smoothly runs to your brain.
  3. help keep your waistline down: wine includes rich phenolic substances, VC, VE and carotene, which are anti- oxidants. 
  4. help your teeth by decreasing the growth of germs.

Drink Wine

It should be noted that these potential benefits are not all proven, and of course all of the above assumes that wine is drunk in moderation!  For example the calories in wine will add to your waistline if you drink too much wine!

Check out this article for more discussion on the potential health benefits of wine.

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