NileGuide Expert Says:
40 wines by the taste, half and full glass offered on the Enomatic wine dispensing machines, 200+ wines available by the bottle.
G/F, Yuen Yick Building, 27 & 29 Wellington Street,
+852 2523 6282
NileGuide Expert tip:
Parking on the street or take Central MTR Station D2 Exit The Attire is Casual, they take reservations and Walk-Ins welcome too.
A more lighthearted—and lightly priced—night out can be found across town at Tastings, a wine bar off Lan Kwai Fong, Central's main drinking and nightlife district. At the bar, a range of 40 vintages from around the world are dispensed from sleek metal Enomatic machines that allow customers to select how much they'd like to taste, from a sip up to a full glass.
This encourages patrons to experiment and try unfamiliar varieties. "People are looking for wines they've never had, rather than looking for wines that will give them face," or reputation, says director Charlene Dawes. "One of the highest sellers is the Gewürztraminer. Even if people can't say the name, they can still get the lychee flavors and they like it."
The interiors are quirky and cozy—giant, cloudlike bunches of cotton hang from the ceiling, and large stones cover the walls. Customers can pay from HK$16 ($7) for a sip of a Rhone Syrah from 2007 up to a blowout HK$980 ($126) dollars for a glass of The Harlan Estate Red, a 1998 Napa vintage. Not being associated with any specific winery or importer, we are able to offer the best quality and value from around the world.
We also offer a wide variety of Champagne by the glass and bottle, together with food platters including cheese, cold cuts, olives etc. For that "after food" experience, we have one of the largest selections of the finest Italian Grappa in town.