THINKWINE, HONG KONG’S FIRST SOMMELIER-LED EXPERIENTIAL WINE BAR & EVENTS DESTINATION WILL OPEN ON 5th OCTOBER IN LL TOWER ON 2 SHELLEY STREET, SOHO
Led by celebrated French sommeliers Romain Loriot and Jean-Benoit Issele, wine bar and events destination ThinkWine has officially opened its doors on 2 Shelley Street. Launched in response to a gap in the market for an affordable yet serious wine destination, ThinkWine introduces a sophisticated new wine and food-pairing experience to the city’s discerning wine drinkers.
Introducing The Wines at ThinkWine
Stocking close to 600 different wines, the extensive “Chateau to Table” wine menu at ThinkWine showcases an alluring diversity of wine terroir, appellations and vintages rarely found in Hong Kong. Think Wine takes great pride in its collection from the Burgundy and Languedoc-Roussilon regions of France, offering over 250 wines from more than 120 different winemakers. ThinkWine also invites guests to taste and experience wines from countries such as Australia, Italy, Spain and Germany; as well as from less-represented countries such as Lebanon and Morocco.
Recommendations by the bottle include NV Nicolas Maillart Grand Cru Rosé (HK$930/bottle), a delicious elaboration of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay grapes, as well as the Pol Roger Winston Churchill 2004 (HK$3,450/bottle), a full-bodied and highly complex champagne assemblage of Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays with a honey-coloured hue. For those who prefer to sip on a white, sommelier picks include the 2005 Meursault Premier Cru (HK$2,450/bottle) from the legendary Les Charmes vineyard of Cote d’Or, a terroir well-known for providing the best conditions for white wine. Another is the 2003 Chateau Musar (HK$980/bottle) from Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, a unique wine accented by big, leafy and vegetal aromas while fruity on the palate. From the red wine selections by the bottle, recommendations range from the highly classic and savoury 2017 Derey & Freres Gevrey-Chambertin (HK$680/bottle) from Cote de Nuits in France, to the exceptional and rare 1976 Pommard Premier Cru “Les Pézerolles” (HK$7,300/bottle) from Burgundy in France.
Wine by the glass at ThinkWine starts at HK$60 per glass, and Wines by the Bottle start at HK$280 per bottle. There is something for every wine-lover.
Introducing The Food at ThinkWine
At ThinkWine, guests will discover an enhanced wine tasting experience with carefully curated food pairings. The food menu offers a delectable assortment of premium bites to pair perfectly with your glass of wine; ranging from fine aged cheeses from France to the indulgent homemade chocolate tart. The menu is carefully categorized as Sea, Farm, Land, and Sweet Tooth.
Signature bites include wild Iranian caviar selections by premier caviar producer Kaviari Paris, offering Kristal Caviar (HK$830/30g) served with blinis and crème fraiche or such as Tarama black truffle (HK$80/90g). The beef tartare (HK$120/100g) is a testament to ThinkWine’s dedication to only the finest produce, as the beef is sourced from the world-renowned Alexandre Polmard butcher in Paris. From the Pata Negra House is a mouthwatering variety of Spanish Iberico hams such as the acorn-fed 100% Iberico Ham (HK$210/50g) and chestnut and acorn-fed 100% Iberico Lomito (HK$110/50g).
The artisanal French cheeses on offer range from the 30-months-aged Comté (HK$70/50g) by Fromages Mons Meilleur Ouvrier de France to Saint-Nectaire (HK$60/50g) by Xavier. Finally, for those with a sweet tooth and for a highly interesting wine pairing, ThinkWine takes pride in its homemade Chocolate Tart (HK$100) dessert.
At ThinkWine, we are serious about wine. The ultimate destination in Hong Kong for wine lovers and professionals, we offer over 600 wines handpicked by celebrity French sommeliers including “Chateau to Table” direct imports from France, signature French culinary delights and a charming event space for wine tastings, masterclasses and more.
ThinkWine – Contact Information
Address: 2/F, LL Tower, 2 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong Opening Hours: 3pm – 2am, last order at 1am
Tel: +852 2886 3121