TODAY WE LAUNCHED WineHappy.com’s second show called “Wino 101.” Inspired by our founder’s inability to grasp simple wine concepts, the WineHappy team decided it was about time that Greg get an education by poising as a credible wine host and presenting everyday wine questions to wine experts from around the world.
Don’t miss out on our first episode which can be seen on our youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/wineversusfood?feature=mhum) or on our facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wine-vs-Food/127423680651863).
A special thanks to Jasper Morriw MW (that means Master of Wine – that’s real); Berry Brothers & Rudd, Jennifer and Ka-kin for their questions, and for Ellis for his high-quality animation work.
Send us your questions and we’ll answer them for you!
Yesterday I went to get some supplies from the grocery store downstairs and to my surprise the baker named Yole (pronounced Yo-la) stopped me to tell my girlfriend and I that she saw the first show of Wine vs Food on YouTube.
To my amusement, Yole told me that on her 1 day of leisure away from the grocery store she searched online for streetfood in Hong Kong and we popped up on the first page in YouTube. How fabulous is that?
The first video that she watched was our “Mongkok Adventure” where I carried two glasses and brought them to different food stalls in MongKok. We ended up having the stall ladies drink with us. How fantastic.
Thanks you WvF Fans for all your support. Your word of mouth support is always appreciated so keeping telling others about Wine vs Food and our wine adventures in Hong Kong! Btw, Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
P.s. don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine, chocolates and candles before heading back home from work =)
Recently, the WineHappy team has been pondering our next move. We’ve come up with a new concept that we might try out on our next show next month.
The concept is having myself (the host of the show) go up against an established wine merchant, where I challenge them off to a wine-food pairing. One of the intriguing reasons why we thought about this format is that it would allow us to come up with an ultimate disgusting challenge that most wine merchants would not even fathom trying.
How would it go?
1. I would publicly challenge a wine merchant and announce a consequence
2. He/she would duel againt me in pairing a wine-food pairing
3. Our crowd of judges choose the winner
4. I would stand a 0.01% chance of winning and therefore have to oblige to the agreed consequence of losing
LAST WEEK I went back to my old Shenzhen roots to have a drink with my good buddy Adin. And yes, for all those who didn’t know before I actually spent 1 year living in Shenzhen before moving to HK.
Here’s a lovely pic I took at a place called “Soho Bar” or “Soho Club.”
I always do a double-take when I go to a pretty nice bar in China. All the appearances of a 5 star experience are all there, except for the small details such as that devilish looking drink I had that cost me about RMB50 that tasted really bad and was kind of scary because of the radiation colored red dye it had in it.
Rest assured that no glass was left untapped. Nothing is ever perfect in life, but I did enjoy the experience. While Adin was talking to our other friend XiaJia, I was left fiddling with the typewriter. All fun though. It’s always fun having a glass of anything with an old friend.
BTW: Feel free to post pics and comments on our Wine vs Food Fan Page. Would love it!
THIS PAST SATURDAY we had our second Wine vs Food Show that featured two of the top wine merchants in Hong Kong.
Pitted against each other they competed to win over the hearts of our audience by trying to pair their wines with the famous Jahangiri Raan Leg of Lamb Challenge.
Trust me when I tell you that I mispronounced “Jahangiri” at least 20 times and I’m not kidding around.
What I really enjoyed about this show compared to the last was that each table of guests were able to really get star treatment from the wine merchants, where they patiently explained why they thought their wines would go well with a particular dish.
I think the whole intimacy part of the event and how good-natured and fun it is really makes it so appealing to folks. Aside from drinking and eating, they get to learn about wine pairing in a somewhat collegiate experience.
I’m really looking forward to editing the show this week. Just from my sneak peak this morning, I already know that my favorite part of the filming was a part where I wasn’t there: it was when all the guests introduced themselves and boldly challenged us to answer one question about wine that they were curious about.
I’m looking forward to having a chance to take on these questions – one drink at a time!
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