On Wednesday: Hong Kong Wine Society Blind Tasting, featuring Braida Wines
It was our pleasure to take part in the Braida wine tasting and wine dinner held at Cordis last week. We felt truly privileged to have pioneer of Barbera, Braida's owner and winemaker Raffaella Bologna present at the event despite the very busy time during Vinexpo.
A special thank you to event host the Hong Kong Wine Society for initiating this fantastic ideas and making it happen, such a rare opportunity for wine lovers in Hong Kong to access both current releases and some valuable older vintages of Braida wines, from 1998 to 2013! Some vintages we tasted were indeed of HKWS's own library wines.
The eleven flights blind tasted included a vertical of Braida's top notch wine series, Bricco dell'Uccellone and Bricco della Bigotta. What's more, there was the 1990 vintage of Ai Suma which is extremely hard to find in today's market.
(Above) Braida's Raffaella blind tasted her own wines.
(Below) Dinner wines: Braida Asso di Fiori (Chardonnay), Braida Montebruna (Barbera), Braida Ai Suma (Barbera), Braida Grappa Invecchiata "Bricco dell'Uccellone" (Grape spirits).
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On Thursday: Braida Wine Dinner at Mr & Mrs FOX
Special thanks to our valued business partners and friends for joining us last Thurs for a night of great food, fun, wine, company, and more Braida wines! At the party, we were pouring:
Braida Asso di Fiori 2009
- Braida La Monella 2014
- Braida Il Baciale DOP 2013
- Braida Bricco dell'Uccellone 2011
- Braida Bricco dell'Uccellone 2009
- Braida "Vigna Senza Nome" Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2014
- Braida Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG 2014
- Braida Grappa Invecchiata "Bricco dell"Uccellone" 2010
It's worth noting and remembering the Italian sparkler Ca' del Bosco Brut Cuvée Prestige NV served during the reception, an added treat to start the special evening with!