It feels like we’ve been staying home forever, and we’re the first to admit that we’ve become a little lazy. But in our laziness, we’ve also found creativity and are constantly finding ways to make staying at home more enjoyable and going outside less necessary. We’ve been having friends round and getting our hosting skills on with fabulous food and drink delivery options.
One such delivery option is Wine Bear – a Hong Kong–based online wine store that showcases an impressive selection of high-quality wines from around the world. Their diverse selection ranges from premium to affordable, and they deliver all across Hong Kong.
With online retailers like Wine Bear, we can have top bottles delivered to our door, share sips with friends and impress our guests with our tasting and pairing skills!
We tried three of Wine Bear’s top recommendations for summer wines. Here, we tell you what you can pair them with, what sort of party we’d recommend them for and, most importantly, how they taste.
Soligo Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry NV
We’re big fans of bubbles, and Prosecco is definitely a go-to when we’re seeking some fizz. The Soligo Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry NV is a lovely and unique bottle that’s intense yet light and extremely dry. More like champagne than a typical Prosecco, Soligo has a smoky flavour that is very smooth and well balanced, with notes of apple and pear.
Party idea: welcome your guests with a glass of Soligo Prosecco at your next dinner party or celebration
Food pairing: pairs well with fish or light finger foods
Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot Bourgogone Blanc 2017
A 100% Chardonnay, the Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot Bourgogone Blanc 2017 is woody, with notes of vanilla and roasted chestnut. It’s also buttery and complex, with aromas of peach and pear – a wine that introduces new flavours and textures with each sip.
Party idea: a sophisticated antipasti party
Food type: pairs well with white meats like chicken and turkey as well as mild soft cheeses and cured meats
Torreon de Paredes Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The Chilean Torreon de Paredes Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a smooth and easy- drinking wine. This Cab Sav is rich, with notes of dark fruit, oak and coffee, and has a light acidity.
Party idea: a laid-back end-of-summer BBQ
Food pairing: pairs well with juicy red meats such as beef and game as well as lamb and poultry
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