3rd Annual Hospice de Beaune Dinner

Dear Friends,

The Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction is coming again in November 2012!

To welcome the forth coming 152nd auction we invite you to a dinner with Anthony Hanson, Master of Wine and Senior Consultant to Christie’s auction house.

Anthony has selected 2 whites and 4 reds from the Hopsices Grand Crus & Premier Crus private collection to match with this creative Chinese cuisine.

The dinner is at the Ming Court, the 2 Michelin Star restaurant on 19th October 2012.

The menu is tailor-made by the Executive Chef Tsang. A rare opportunity to taste some of the best Burgundies like 2009 Corton-Charlemagne and 2002 Mazis-Chambertin with super high quality modern Chinese cuisine.

I look forward to seeing you this year. Reservation is required due to very limited seats.

Warmest regards,

Cory Choi

Director

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Win a Holiday at The RockBare Retreat in Australia

The RockBare Retreat, Hahndorf, Australia.

The RockBare Retreat, Hahndorf, Australia.

How would you like to spend 5 days at the wonderful RockBare Retreat in Hahndorf , South Australia with the partner of your choice? Add to that a private wine tasting with wine maker Marty O’Flaherty and a tour of the winery located in the wonderful Adelaide Hills.

We are thrilled to announce our biggest promotion ever in conjunction with RockBare Winemakers and Rayne Wine Bar in Wyndham street.

“Rayne have been a great supporter of our wines and we are so pleased to be running this competition with them” said Cory Choi, Director of Global Wine Cellar

From now until October 13th every time you purchase one of the RockBare family of wines at Rayne Wine Bar you will receive an entry to win a 5 Day, 4 night stay at the stunning RockBare Retreat just 20 mins from Adelaide in historic Hahndorf.

Built in 1845 and refurbished in 2010 by renown designer, Jason Jurecky,  The RockBare Retreat sits just behind the RockBare Cellar Door and adjacent to beautiful gardens often chosen as the site for many a wedding.

  

RockBare is highly accoladed for it’s award winning range of South Australian wines that focus on McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills. Labels include the gorgeous Barossa Babe Shiraz, the fun and lively Mojo by RockBare range and the premium RockBare McLaren Vale range.

Know as a great place to relax and watch the world pass by on Wyndham street, Rayne Wine Bar has always maintained a wine list that’s well above the average and that is why they have partnered with RockBare Wine Makers and Global Wine Cellar. Of course if you’re a night owl then you’ll already know it as a bustling night spot with great DJ’s as well.

“We are really excited about sending 2 of our customers to this wonderful place. We only wish we could go too!”  Rieke Klohn, Manager, Rayne Wine Bar

  

The Competition winners will be drawn at The RockBare Party on October 13th at Rayne where, wine maker, Marty O’Flaherty will be in attendance to draw the winner. The team at Flight Centre will take care of all your travel arrangements so you know it will be a great experience. “This is the first time we have run a promotion of this scale and we are really excited about having someone from Hong Kong visit us in Australia” said Marty

“I cant wait to come to Hong Kong and meet the people that enjoy my wines. This is what wine making is all about.” Marty O’Flaherty

Rayne uses only the finest Plumm Wine Glasses and the winner will receive a pair of Hand Made crystal red wine glasses to get the best out of their wines.

For full details visit the FaceBook page “RockBare Rayne Competition” 

 

Many thanks to our promotional sponsors:

 

 

Tanigawadake Junmai Daiginjyo at Ye Shanghai

Global’s Sales Manager, Casey Chan, visits a great eating spot with a few friends and a large bottle of Sake. Here’s what he had to say about the experience.

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Tanigawadake Junmai Daginjo

Amidst the summer heat wave, for a change, my friends and I decided to have some sake with Shanghainese food at Ye Shanghai Pacific Place.

The nicely chilled Tanigawadake Junmai Daiginjyo was served in small carafes from the massive 1.8L bottle. The rich and creamy smooth rice scent went well with various small servings of cold appetizers ranging from chopped razor clams with Chinese parsley to the crunchy deep fried yellow eel which even kids would enjoy as finger snacks!

As it warmed up a bit in my nice little ceramic sake cup, more fruit aromas and fragrances emerged as well as tightly knitted structure and body. At one point, I even picked up some juicy lychees which you would get in some Gewurztraminer! Again it matched nicely with some of our main dishes such as the chewy stir-fried sliced glutinous rice pudding with Bok Choy or the hearty pot stickers served with aged vinegar.

Its subtle sweetness in mid palate even went well with our dessert for the evening – shallow fried pancakes filled with red bean paste. Many of my friends were really surprised! We managed to finish the 1.8L bottle before we finished our desserts! 

So why are you still waiting? Grab a bottle of Tanigawadake Junmai Daiginjyo 1.8L from us at only $350 (even comes in an elegant gift box) and wave goodbye to the grilling heat wave! 

Casey Chan

Global’s New Web Site

Global Wine Cellar Launches a new website making it even easier to buy quality wines, sake, water and wine glassware.  

We are extremely excited to launch our new web site. We hope that we have created a nice and simple way for you to order but here is some information that might make things easier.

Searching For Wines, Sake, Water and Glasses

The easist way to search the website is to use the quick access menu on the left of the screen. When you click on these they will have more detailed links that will take you to a list of products. The default result page is a list so that you can see every thing easily. If you would like to see an image of the item just move your mouse over the icon on the left of the item. If you would like some more detail just click on the thumbnail tab at the top of the list.

To see tasting notes and more details just click on the item and you will see a full screen come up that will give you all the information you would like to know about that product.

You can also purchase in any window by clicking on the “Add to Cart” icon at any time.

Membership

You can browse the entire site without needing to become a member however you will need to sign up in order to make an order. You can join by either going to “Create an Account” or just place an order and the system will automatically take you to the sign up section.

Members do get advantages. Just by becoming a member you will automatically receive 5% discount on our exclusive items. As you buy more over time we will reward you by giving you a Gold Membership and our most regular customers will be offered a Platinum Membership.

If you think you may qualify for a corporate membership send us an email and we will let you know. for more information go to our our Membership page.

Ordering

The Global website is an ordering system only and you can not make payments on line. Once you place an order you will be sent a confirmation of order and you will soon receive a confirmation to tell you that your order is approved and ready for payment.

If for any reason your order can not be completed one of our sales staff will contact you to let you know the reason and suggest alternatives.

If you are signed in to the system the prices displayed will include the discounts that you are entitled to under your membership status.

Please be aware that our normal office hours are Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm and orders can only be processed during these times. In the event that you order outside of these times then your order will be processed on the next normal working day.

Mailing List

We would like to inform you of things that are happening like events, dinners, tastings and special offers, however we understand that you you may not be interested in receiving this information. When you join the website you will be asked to enter your details like address, phone etc. On the same page you will also have the opportunity to choose how you would like us to contact you. Please take a moment to to select the ones that you would like. These can be changed at any time should you change your mind by going to your members details page.

Handy Hints

If you plan to order any items regularly then add them to your favourites list. Then when you log in go to your account settings and you will see a Favourites tab. Here all the items you have added are here and you can quickly reorder them.

Also in your accounts settings is a My Orders tab. Here you can track any current order status and you can also see details of past orders and retrieve invoices.

Give us a call!

We hope that you will like using our new website but we would also like you to remember that we are available to speak to as well. You can call us on our Order Hotline 2861 0022 if you would like to speak to one of our staff.

Debra Meiburg, MW, Awarded The 2012 Vinitaly International Award

I was delighted to find out today that good friend and Hong Kong based master of wine, Debra Meiburg, has been announced as the recipient of the 2012 Vinitaly International Award.Established in 1996, the highly-regarded award recognises Italian and international personalities/companies/institutions distinguished for their commitment to the world of wine.

Without a doubt there is a major push to promote and better understand the complicated Italian wine industry by many supporters in Hong Kong and Debra has always been an active supporter of the cause.

According to the Vinitaly team, Debra was chosen for the award due to her work on behalf of the Italian wine industry in spreading Italian wine culture throughout Asia through her representation of regional wine bodies, her regular television appearances and her publications, including the “Guide to the Hong Kong Wine Trade”.

Debra Meiburg MW

Debra also won praise from Stevie Kim, General Co-ordinator of Vinitaly International, who said “Meeting Debra Meiburg was love at first sight, we just adore her. She is a true ambassador for Italian Wines in Asia. She has been phenomenal in translating the difficult Italian Wines into a more accessible language and has contributed in our campaign Vinitaly Wine Affair”

Debra said she was both honoured and humbled by the award. “As one of the most prestigious wine exhibitions in the world today, Vinitaly is a fantastic celebration of the flourishing Italian wine industry, and offers the international wine community the chance to experience the very best Italy has to offer in an inspiring environment.

To be honest though it would be hard to mention countries that Debra hasn’t supported in Asia. From her home of California to little known producers like Israel, Debra is a true wine lover in a global sense, and her passion is infectious.

So we doff our hats to you Debra in acknowledgement of a job well done.

Bravo!

Château Lafite Rothschild adopts the Prooftag system

In an effort to prevent counterfeiting of arguably the worlds most famous and expensive wine, Château Lafite Rothschild have announced a new Prooftag system that will be introduced on vintages as early as 2009.

The 2nd label Carruades de Lafite  will carry the tags from the 2010 vintage. Older vintages that are released from the Château after 2012 will also include the tags.

This has been the most extensive program undertaken by a Bordeaux first growth. It will be interesting to see how long it takes before we see the first counterfeit tags on the market!

Call me a cynic!

For the full details including pictures click on the link below.

Château Lafite Rothschild adopts the Prooftag system.

Dean Aslin

Do you think systems like this will stem the flow of counterfeit wines in China? Leave your thoughts here.

Women in Wine

Today is International Women’s Day so I thought I would take a moment to celebrate the wonderful women that are involved in the wines that we sell and promote every day. Wine is often considered to be a man’s industry by the general public but the truth is actually far from this.

The vast majority of our portfolio is influenced by women in one way or another. From winemakers to marketers, from wine judges to business managers, the impact women have in the wine industry globally is vast and, in no small way, responsible for the success the industry enjoys.

Here are some of the women that have a part in the wines we offer:

Nadine Gublin – Winemaker Domaine Jacques Prieur, Burgundy

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Nadine Gublin

Yolanda Garcia Viadero, Managing Director and winemaker, Valduero, Spain

Carolina Garcia Viadero, Commercial Director, Valduero, Spain

Joana Pinhão, Winemaker, Quinta Vale Dona Maria, Portugal

Sandra Tavares da Silva, Head Winemaker, Van Zellers, Portugal

Sarah Burvill, Wine Maker, RockBare Winemakers, Adelaide Hills, Australia

Heather Davies, Winemaker and Owner, Summerhouse, Marlborough, NZ

Dana Morris, Designer, Plumm Wine Glasses, Australia

Cindi Dean, Director, Plumm Wine Glasses, Melbourne, Australia

We are also very lucky in Hong Kong to have such influential women in wine like Jeannie Cho Lee, Debra Meiburg, Jennie Mack, Rebecca Leung, Lucy Anderson and Kavita Faiella just to name a few.

So ladies, on this special day we salute you and say thanks for making our industry better every day.

Cheers!

Dean Aslin

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