Saturday, 21.10.2017

Wine Rack - Best Value in HK? Good Wines at Great Prices


It's a mystery to us that the abolition of Hong Kong wine tax in 2008 hasn't really pushed prices down, but a relatively young company, Wine Rack, is now filling the gap bottle by bottle. Their focus is Australia and New Zealand and they’re about as cheap as you can get in Hong Kong. Think Welcome Vs Market Place. Or Mong Kok street walkers V Wan Chai.

The founders set up the company because they were similarly frustrated that wines weren’t cheaper. Consequently, they sell top New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from HK$69 and quality Aussie Shiraz from HK$49. Although they have a small selection (roughly 40 labels) their products have been carefully chosen. More to the point, they have no overheads so they can maintain extremely low prices which means you’ll have extra cash to eat out even if it’s not Super Monday.

Their biggest sellers are two Sauvignon Blancs, Pebble Row (HK$69) and Vavasour (HK$89). The latter was named best Sauvignon Blanc in the world by Decanter in 2010, and to put that value into perspective, they typically retail for HK$190 and HK$160. In the future they also hope to stock meat and cheese, while beyond that, they’d like to open a SoHo restaurant with wines starting at HK$100. It would be packed - regardless of the food - which would make for a rather novel eatery.

Rack ‘em up.

Partner Pulsit.


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Sushi Sase

This city is sushi crazy. We can't get enough of raw fish wr...

YumTable Online Reservations

YumTable has arrived in Hong Kong, a last minute online tabl...


Summer has well and truly taken over Hong Kong, which means ...

Chom Chom

Like it or not, we live in a society that likes to watch. Ou...

Salted Pig Restaurant Opens

The Salted Pig, a restaurant dedicated to piggies, has opene...

Qi Sichuan

Did you know that Sichuan pepper, a common spice used in Asi...


So you want to make a bit of an impression on tonight's date...

Alcoholic Ice Cream Guide

Alcoholic ice cream with a genuine kick is something of an a...

Moonshine & Po’Boys

Southern cuisine sometimes gets a bad rap. Sure, it’s not al...