The University of Hong Kong Museum Society presents its inaugural wine study tour to the famous wine growing area of Bordeaux with internationally renowned food and wine connoisseur, wine judge and educator, Wilson Kwok.
Bordeaux is the birthplace of the legendary Bordeaux balance where generations of wine growers have perfected the subtle art of blending to elevate ordinary wines into greater, more complex ones. Beginning with a wine appreciation course, Wilson will take participants to visit a selection of important caves, such as the Chateau Figeac, Chateau Angelus, Chateau Bonalque, Chateau Branaire Ducru, Pauillac/Margaux, Chateau Girard, Chateau de Roquetaillade and Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte. Moreover, the group will experience menus all carefully selected by Wilson to match specific qualities of the wines. Participants will learn to enjoy the essence of Bordeaux, the capital of wine civilization!
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, France, Wilson 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 as 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 Australia Wines.
This tour is fully subscribed due to the overwhelming response of our members. We are grateful for their enthusiastic participation which gives our committee a greater incentive to plan for more exciting trips in the future. Thank you!
Ref. “Bordeaux – The Guide to Bordeaux Wine”, Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux