Calling all wine fiends, beer fans, whisky fanatics and sake aficionados! March is jam-packed with must-go events for anyone who take their drinking seriously. Keep reading to find out the Crave team’s (who always drink in moderation, by the way) favourite four.
Text by Iris Wong
BeerFest Asia Hong Kong 2017 [Postponed until further notice]
When: March 2, 6pm to 11pm; March 3, 4pm to 11pm; March 4, 12pm to 11pm; March 5, 12pm to 10pm
Where: West Kowloon Cultural District
Four days of great beers, over 20 international and local live bands and DJs, and a plethora of food, entertainment and boozy games and challenges… BeerFest Asia is back in Hong Kong in 2017 for its second installment! Our very own Gweilo Beer, Lion Rock Brewery and Little Creatures will also be having booths at the event.
Standard tickets start from $150 each and include one complimentary welcome beer. VIP tickets (starts at $580) are also available, which include free-flow beer, fast track and deck access. Check out their website for more details.
Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2017
When: March 4, from 12pm
Where: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Avid malt fans must not miss the largest whisky festival in Hong Kong. Organised by InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong and Tiffany’s New York Bar, Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2017 returns for its second year with over 350 different whisky expressions for you to sample alongside master classes to enrich your whisky knowledge and tasting skills, from a cigar and whisky pairing workshop to a seminar on how terroir can influence whiskies.
An entry ticket, which includes unlimited tastings, are available for $250. Master classes start at $250. Click here to find out more.
city’super Sake Fair
When: March 6 to 19
Where: all City’super stores (Times Square, Harbour City, ifc Mall, New Town Plaza)
Can you believe City’super’s Sake Fair has been running for 18 years? To celebrate, a record high of over 150 types of sake from 20 breweries across Japan will be showcased at the event, which includes brand new and limited edition products. For serious sake lovers, join in on the warm sake class and sake and cheese pairing workshops (both $480 per person). Call 2736 3886 or visit citysuper.com.hk for more info.
Women of Wine Festival
When: March 10, 5pm to 9pm
Where: 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Hong Kong’s first Women of Wine Festival! Expect plenty of wine and food tastings, workshops, entertainment, as well as seminars to up your wine tasting skills hosted by one of our beloved Crave wine panelist and Asia’s first Master of Wine Debra Meiburg MW. You don’t have to be a woman to participate – all are welcome to join the tastings, workshops and cocktail sessions, while women are preferred at seminars. Ticket prices start from $300. Grab yours here and enter the discount code wowCrave20 for 20 per cent off!
For more info, visit debramasterofwine.com/wow.