With five different French winemakers showcasing their Bordeaux vintages, ASC Fine Wines' Club of Five exclusive dinner at the Grand Hyatt on Friday wasn't so much a wine tasting as a wine orgy. While guests sampled their tipple, the five chateau owners joined forces to advocate the proud history of the French grape, even as they jostled to pitch the superior palette of their own Bordeaux bottles. 'I'm just a poor country boy making red wines,' Chateau Pontet-Canet's Alfred Tesseron (middle, with fellow winemakers Comte Stephan von Neipperg, left, and Christophe de Bailliencourt), commented. 'We come one or two times a year. Hongkongers love great wines. Our wines are particularly successful here ... And good red wines from Bordeaux are good for your health.' 'He's 80 and I'm 70,' competitor von Neipperg, who produces Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere, joked. 'You have outstanding chefs here so the dinners often serve very good wines.' Of course, these old-world vintners weren't afraid to diss the fermented grape juice of new-world countries, suggesting that South America and New Zealand wines were too sweet and only suitable for dessert. After a few more glasses, even more truth came out from the French winemakers travelling together. 'Oh,' said Tesseron with a smile, 'we all hate one another.'