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Welcoming the Year of the Pig!!!


The Pig is the 12th and last animal in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. Here are some of the more famous people born in the Year of the Pig:

Statesmen and Politicians - Alexander the Great, Chiang Kai-sek, Henry VIII, Kublai Khan, Henry Kissinger, Lee Kuan Yew, Oliver Cromwell, Qiu Jin; and 5 out of 45 US presidents were born in the Year of the Pig…Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, James Buchanan and Ronald Reagan…could be 6 if Hillary won it over Trump

Businessmen and industrialists – Henry Fok, Henry Ford, Pony Ma, David Olgivy, Ferdinard Porsche, John D. Rockefeller

Literature and Art - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ernest Hemingway, Yasunari Kawabata, Lao She, Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock

Cinema, Music and Entertainment – Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Alain Delon, Arnold Schwarzenegger (OK…some will group him under “politician”), Stephen Spielberg, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Carlos Santana

Sportsman – Johan Cruijff, Magic Johnson, Lin Dan, Liu Xiang

Pigs are compassionate, generous and optimistic, the better traits shared by many of us wine enthusiasts. As we regularly apply these good elements in life , we must also have discipline and critical thinking to avoid indulging in some of the less positive aspects of pigs

Coming back to wine, we encourage you to browse our website www.vinopolis.com.hk and click “SHOP” to see our wine list. The latest additions include the following which are perfect gifts during Chinese New Year:

2006 Dom Perignon (WA96) at HK$1,080/bottle – What’s better than bringing a celebrity Champagne?

2010 Pichon Lalande (WA95) at HK$1,200/bottle – Famous 2nd growth Bordeaux red from an excellent vintage. Beginning to drink well but will keep developing for another 20 years.

2015 Pape Clement Blanc (WA95) at HK$1,100/bottle – Our favourite Bordeaux dry white…and the relatively high proportion of Semillon making it a more “round” and medium bodied wine, with a nose featuring ripe peach and a lingering honeyed finish.

Thank you for reading and thank you for your support. Kung Hei Fat Choy and best wishes to everyone for the Year of the Pig!!!

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