Celebrating Hong Kong’s summer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (founded in 1698, Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest family-owned wine and spirits merchant) have several options for the demanding cocktail circuit.
Drink Pink and Sparkling: Synonymous with summertime, rosé continues to be one the most popular choices for the season and when lifted by the sparkling fizz of champagne, it’s the best of both worlds. Try Champagne Thiénot Brut Rosé, a bubbly blend of 45 per cent Pinot Noir, 35 per cent Chardonnay and 20 per cent Meunier. This rosé features a delicate aroma driven by luscious red fruits with raspberries and rose on the nose, while a smooth creamy palate.
White Wine Spritzers: With the trend for low-ABV (alcohol by volume), and lighter drinks going from strength to strength it’s all about consuming less but drinking better. So serve white wine spritzers of Château Rahoul Blanc, Graves, 2016, an aromatic blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon or Drouhin Oregon Roserock Chardonnay, 2016 – rippled with green apples, melon and citrus.
Sangria Fiesta: Turn a bottle of Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, St. Emilion, 2012 with its soft tannins, laid back hints of dark fruit and plum into a delicious sangria with a good brandy, orange juice and ripe seasonal fruit.
Ginspiration: Go for classic G&T with a healthy pour of the No.3 London Dry Gin, mixed with refreshing cucumber and mint, sprinkled with salt and pepper.