Serious Wines: There are plenty of wine bars around town, but this one stands out thanks to the brains behind the operation. Think Wine is headed by sommeliers Romain Loriot and Jean-Benoit Issele. The former worked at Alain Ducasse’s restaurants, while the latter was head sommelier at Belon. The bar targets serious wine drinkers — yet with tipples sold at an affordable price point.
Look & Feel: A classy joint with European-inspired designs that thankfully don’t come across as tacky. Think marble table tops and comfy velvet seating. There’s a private room featuring a photo frame with old French menus and bills, collected by the owners’ families.
On the Menu: There are over 600 types of wines on offer, with an emphasis on varieties that are rarely found in Hong Kong. Wines by the glass start at $60, and one-third of the wines are priced under $1,000 per bottle. Of course, with knowledgeable minds behind the bar, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the extensions selections. Elsewhere on the menu, there are cheeses, charcuterie and other wine-friendly bites.
Great For: Wine drinkers who want to understand what’s the glass in a friendly (and not snooty) environment.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.