“The Road to Champagne” A Gastronomic Wine Tour of Champagne and Burgundy with Mr. Wilson Kwok
The University of Hong Kong Museum Society is pleased to present its second tour of the gastronomic wine regions of Champagne and Burgundy. Accompanied once again by internationally renowned food and wine connoisseur, wine judge and educator, Mr. Wilson Kwok, we will be visiting celebrated champagne cellars such as Moet Chandon, Dom Perignon, Salon and Deutz and important wineries such as Clos de Vourgeot and Domaine l’Arlot in Burgundy.*
Our gastronomic adventure will feature “Le Top of the Top” Michelin starred establishments such as Les Crayeres (2 stars), L’Assiette Champenoise (3 stars) and La Briqueterie (1 star) in Champagne and Jardin des Remparts (1 star) and Maison Lameloise (3 stars) in Burgundy. Once again, Wilson will be carefully selecting our menus to match perfectly the particular wines of the region.
*Visits to specific wineries are subject to final confirmation.
Wilson Kwok has one of the most impressive resumes in the food and wine industry in Hong Kong. Holding a Master’s Degree of Enology at the University of Bordeaux, France as well as a Grand Diploma from the Cordon Bleu de Paris, in France, he was knighted by the French Government as Chevalier de L’Ordre du Merite Agricole for his outstanding contribution to French cuisine and wine. He has served actively as a judge in wine competitions since 1994. In 1996 he became the first in Asia to be invited to be a Member of the Jury for the prestigious wine competition, the Citadelles du Vin which is held in Bordeaux every year. In 2000 he won the Sommelier of the Year in Hong Kong on Australian Wines.
As managing director of the W’s Group, Wilson oversees also the running of his flagship restaurant, W’s Entrecote. He has published a number of cookbooks (bilingual Chinese and English) as well as contributed columns to a number of monthly journals including “Wine Now” Monthly Magazine (Chinese) as well as in the South China Morning Post.
Wilson advised as well as co-hosted TVB Jade’s 6 episode series, “Wine Confidential”. More recently in October 2010, Wilson released in his own voice the first volume of an audio set of four wine glossary references spoken in six languages.