Vinexpo Opens in Hong Kong with Bordeaux to the Fore
Vinexpo opened last night with a dinner for almost 500 people given by the St Emilion Jurade – the first time the ancient organisation has been in Asia.
While the Jurade ceremonially initiated new members – including Vinexpo president Robert Beynat and Decanter’s veteran advertising manager for France Michael Denton, guests at the Hyatt Regency Hotel drank a range of St Emilion vintages, include Chateau Couspaude 2004 and 2007, Chateau Pavie 2000, Angelus 2003, Canon La Gaffeliere 2004, Figeac 2001 and Cheval Blanc 1999.
The Jurade’s president, Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus, said he was delighted that the the Right Bank had at last come to Hong Kong: ‘we have finally made it after six years,’ he said.
Decanter is a major presence at the Fair, now in its fourth edition in Hong Kong, showing 76 award-winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards. (Decanter)