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Vinexpo Daily 2018 - Review Edition

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STAND OUT STANDS GRANDS CHAIS DE FRANCE In just one generation, GCF Group, founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979, has become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today they are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. With over 2,800 team members, the Les Grands Chais de France (GCF) Group clocked up a turnover of €1,089bn in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms their rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits. INVIVO WINE InVivo Wine Asia is a key player not only in wine business but also in services and distribution, with a sales team of 26 staff, all based in the region. Asia is a key development zone for their activities, with three different targets: • doubling sales over the next 5 years; • developing key brands and portfolio; • and integrating some distribution platforms and developing strong relationships with key partners in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong as well as Singapore and Vietnam. CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER With a magnificent stand at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018, Champagne Louis Roederer showcased a remarkable vintage: Cristal 2008. At Louis Roederer, the appearance of new vintages gently marks the life of the Champagne House but does not transform it. However, the unveiling of Cristal 2008 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris opened a new chapter in the fascinating life of this flagship cuvée. 16 VINEXPO DAILY / REVIEW / TUESDAY 12 TH JUNE 2018

WHERE TO GO IN Hong Kong © Wooloomooloo Wooloomooloo Prime © Niccolo Hotels The Murray Hospitality THE MURRAY – HONG KONG’S NEWEST 5-STAR “PEARL” Situated adjacent to Hong Kong Park and the Peak Tramway, The Murray, Hong Kong opened its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from January of this year. As one of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative introduced by the Hong Kong government in 2013, The Murray is an inspiring piece of architecture holding almost 50 years of history, and a landmark building located in the heart of the city in Central, Hong Kong. A high-profile preservation project converted into a luxury hotel by Foster + Partners, The Murray is celebrated as a pioneering example of sustainability. The Murray also presents over 1,900 square metres of exclusive meeting and event spaces designed for luxury, fashion, art, wedding and corporate occasions. The Murray 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong Tel. +852 3141 8888 themurray@niccolohotels.com Gough’s on Gough Restaurants GOUGH’S ON GOUGH Gough Street is a storied locale that has borne witness to much of the modern history of Hong Kong, and has long been a unique point of confluence for an exotic blend of eastern and western culture. Designer Timothy Oulton has been present on Gough Street in Hong Kong since its inception, setting out to create inspiring interior experiences anchored in the values of authentic handcraftsmanship and materials, daring creativity and an ethos of hosting. The overall designs of Gough’s on Gough, as well as all fixtures and furnishings, have been fabricated in the same workshops that Timothy Oulton uses in the creation of its distinctive furniture collections, all with the intention of providing an inspiring backdrop for the guests’ experiences. The dining room and Moonstone bar are generously appointed, using authentic handcrafted materials and finishes that convey a heady ambience. And the menu, conceived by chef Arron Rhodes, is anchored in a strong modern British cooking philosophy, while exploring an elemental Asian purism as well as other international influences. Gough’s on Gough 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong Tel. +852 2473 9066 Bars THE WOOLOOMOOLOO ROOFTOP BAR For drinks with clients, colleagues or friends at the end of the day, the rooftop bar above the Wooloomooloo steakhouse on Hennessy Road – ten minutes’ walk from the convention centre, is absolutely breathtaking. Housed on the 31 st floor, the restaurant’s cool and contemporary dining room is fitted with full-length windows that frame the magnificent cityscape. But the biggest draw is the spacious open-air rooftop terrace, a haven for “after show” drinks with wraparound views of bustling Wan Chai and beyond. Drop by for a drink or book out the venue for an event to remember. The rooftop can house around 100 people (mostly standing) on 120 sq m floor space. The Wooloomooloo Rooftop Bar 31/F & Rooftop - The Hennessy 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Reservations: +852 2893 6960 Whatsapp: +852 9258 6522 Museums HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM The Hong Kong Space Museum reopened to the public on April 25 after over two years of major renovations costing around USm. The exterior, notably the distinctive dome that makes it a Tsim Sha Tsui landmark, is still the same. However, the interior has been extensively refurbished, and the displays have been enhanced, with a large number of interactive displays and a number of brand new exhibits. The unique egg-shaped dome makes the 8,000-squaremetre museum one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Space Museum 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Space/en_ US/web/spm/whatsnew.html Hong Kong Space Museum vinexpodaily.com VINEXPO DAILY / REVIEW / TUESDAY 12 TH JUNE 2018 17