Hong Kong Wine? You Better Believe It

October 21, 2012 3:00 PM

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Hong Kong Wine? You Better Believe It

It's no secret that China has become one of the wine industry's biggest markets. Imbibing 262 million bottles of wine last year, the Chinese outpaced the Japanese to reign as Asia's biggest wine enthusiasts — and there's one Chinese city where that's particularly true. The residents of Hong Kong consumed the most wine on average in Asia on a per capita basis, downing an average of 6.3 bottles per person in 2010, the most recent year studied. Now Hong Kong has even started making wine, using imported grapes.

Portrait Winery is a local winemaker and distillery punching well above its weight in the competitive Chinese market. It runs a tasting room (complete with floorboards recycled from a 16th century Chinese door and a small but fully operating pot still) in the city's SoHo entertainment district, and ...

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