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Drink.Italian: wine, beers and spirits festival!

For the rest of July, enjoy a raft of Italian alcoholic beverages at some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants and wine shops

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Time Out Hong Kong

We all love Italian food, right? Pizzas and pastas rule supreme. But what about the European country’s beers, wines and spirits? Do we love Italy’s alcoholic beverages? Of course we do! Whether you’re sipping on a glass of Barbera d’Asti or a bottle of Peroni, if you know it comes from Italy, you generally know it’s going to be unique and quality.

But where to try Italian tipples in Hong Kong? Well, it just so happens that the special Drink.Italian! festival has just been launched by the Italian Trade Commission Hong Kong and Macau, and it runs until July 31, with a couple of venues carrying it on well into August. It’s all about the promotion of Italian wine, beer and spirits in our SAR, with a handful of top restaurants and wine shops across the city taking part. In conjunction with a raft of local wine importers, Drink.Italian! is designed to help Hongkongers and tourists to increase their knowledge of Italian spirits, beers and wines, as well as offer some incredible discounts and promotions.

Wine is a huge part of Italian culture. The country is actually the second largest wine exporter in the world in terms of value and it’s also the fifth largest wine exporter to our city. Plus, Italy is also known for many of its crisp, distinctively flavoured beers and incredible spirits and liqueurs like Amaretto or grappa. If you don’t have much experience in this alcoholic heritage then you need to take advantage of this festival. And if you do have experience? Well, enjoy the promotions as well!

How does it work? Each restaurant and wine shop under the Drink.Italian! banner provides a special discount and some of these venues even provide wine tastings. To find out which venues are participating, check out the list and dates below, follow the links to their website or contact the venue directly to find out what special deals it is offering up this month:


Until July 31
3427 2288

Assaggio Trattoria Italiana - Tsim Sha Tsui Branch
Until July 31
2315 5399

DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant
Until July 31
2167 8883

Gaia Ristorante
Until July 31
2167 8200

18 July – 31 July
2383 8765

Wine Shops

Castello del Vino
Until July 31
2866 0587

Enoteca (Central, Causeway Bay, Elements, Kowloon Tong, Shatin, Tsim Sha Tsui)
Until July 31
Central 2526 2008
Causeway Bay 2887 8270
Elements 2770 2988
Kowloon Tong 2265 8115
Shatin 2692 2333
Tsim Sha Tsui 2577 0889

Rare & Fine Wines Ltd (Central, Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Admiralty Centre)
Until July 31
Central 2168 6868
Sheung Wan 2168 6833
Tsim Sha Tsui 2168 6822
Admiralty Centre 2168 6855

Wine Gallery
25 July – 12 August
3923 6700

The promotion period and the availability of the promotion is subject to the discretion of the above restaurants and shops. Contact each outlet directly for more details. And enjoy Drink.Italian! We’re already joining the party! Ciao.

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