2013 Our Year in Review
From all of us at Ginsberg+Chan, thank you for another great year!
In 2013, we supported our community through invovlement with a few diverse organizations. Most of them had to do with supporting education like the French International School, Bring Me a Book and Kellog’s University and our most favourite was the Food Link Foundation who aim to divert excess food to those who need it in Hong Kong.
In 2013, we had a few late night raids in the office cellar. We need a bigger cellar!
Wine & Travel talks
At Ginsberg+Chan we love our wine but we also love travel. On the Road In China came to speak to us about the coolest way to travel in China – by car. We listened to Angie and Peter talk as we dined on Yunnan mushroom dishes paired with wines from Burgundy. Not a bad way to spend a night!
For more about travelling in style, contact On the Road in China.
Two New Hires
In 2013, some great people have joined our team. Here are two at an office dinner out. Can you guess who they are?
Hunted & Gathered
In 2013, we really out did ourselves. We took on our largest collection yet (over US$1 million+) with a beautiful DRC collection including some very rare double magnums of Romanee Conti. We also found a whole lot of other amazing wines with great provenance. True rarities including the 1961 Hermitage from Paul Jaboulet Aine. See what we have in store now
True Cold Chain
We invested in our shipments and were the first (in the world!) to use eProvenance’s GPS sensors to track the temperature of our wines from point A to B every 3 minutes. This means we can ensure that the wines you buy from us are cared for at every step in their journey.
We held more tastings in 2013 than ever. We’ve loved it and we hope you have too. To stay on top of our tasting schedules, make sure you’re on our mailing list and check our our events calender .
Jay & Mandy went to Bordeaux
And had the most brilliant time. Although it did rain a little, the skies smiled down on us.
Contact us if you are thinking about some wine travel.
Dynamic Pontet Canet
We toured in style with Melanie Tesseron at Pontet Canet where we learnt (as a family) how working with nature + being innovative in a family setting, is a very powerful thing. Slurp!
We learnt why Latour is legendary. Yes, it is the soil and the land, but it’s also the happy people who work there. Did you know that Latour has one of the most international staff as well as the most balanced between male and female?
Mandy Meets Margaux
It was a particular highlight to be able to visit Chateau Margaux for Mandy, as it is a been a benchmark wine in her memory. She looks forward to going back when the Norman Foster buildings are complete, which will satisfy her wine and architectural fancies all in one go.
Grand Puy Lacoste
Our tour of GPL (as we call it now) resulted in us taking much more notice of this wine and its quality. The grapes come from great soil that has been well taken care of… did you know that the same Spanish family has tended to this land since the 1950s? We think that says a lot about the family who runs it. And the secret ingredient? Eric Boissenot is the consultant here. Read more about him here >
Favourite App of 2013
Our favourite app of the year definitely goes to Vivino. For all you that want an easier way to jot down notes on your wines and compare reviews with other wine lovers, Vivino will scan the wine label insert the wine name & producer name for you so you don’t have to spend time entering the details. It then it brings up other reviews from other Vivino users. Brilliant. The only drawback we can see is the 5 point rating system; a little limiting when you’re comparing a qualities of Bruno Giacosa with a Chave Hermitage.