Once frowned upon by purists, wine blends are having a bit of a moment. Hong Kong oenophiles will have a chance to make their own blend during a session with French winemaker Anne-Charlotte Melia-Bachas, who owns Château de la Font du Loup, in the Rhone Valley's Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region.
The blending, which will make use of the grape varietals that constitute a fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape and wines from Château de la Font du Loup's 2015 vintage, will take place on May 28 at the Sarment lounge, in Sheung Wan.
"Blending is a bit magical," says Melia-Bachas. "I will help attendees create their own wine based on what they like and how they react."
Participating couples will be presented with 60 bottles of their own blend, after having stumped up HK$66,000 per couple for the session, that is.
Melia-Bachas says Hong Kong was an obvious choice when deciding where to conduct the blending: "It is one of my favourite cities - I like the vibrancy and the great energy of the citizens. And people in Hong Kong are very knowledgeable about wine; they are wine lovers and happy to enjoy new experiences."
Sarment is at 15/F, The Pemberton, 22 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan. For details, call 2123 1709.