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Chinese New Year Hampers

Our yummy Chinese New Year hampers are ready! Contact us at marketing@abrate.com for more details.

PRA' Otto Soave classico 2017 is one of Wine Spectator TOP 100 wines of 2018

PRA' Otto Soave classico 2017 is one of Wine Spectator TOP 100 wines of 2018

Otto, Soave Classico D.O.C. 2017 has been selected by Wine Spectator as one of the World top 100 wines of 2018: "A lively, lithe white, with lovely lime blossom, pink grapefruit sorbet, stone and spice notes that linger on the mouthwatering finish. drink now through 2022" W.S. Graziano Pra' is an organic grower and follower of Wendell Berry, the American writer-farmer who believes food shall be good, clean and fair, respecting the environment and the dignity of workers. Today Graziano Pra’ can pride himself to be widely regarded as one of only few world-class producers who have brought the Soave region and the wine back into the world wine map.

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Podium 2014 has been selected by Wine Spectator among the 100 top wines in the world 2017: Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Podium- An elegant, creamy white, backed by sleek, citrusy acidity, this shows a subtle mix of poached pear, grated ginger and stony mineral flavors, accented by hints of crushed almond. Drink now through 2020. 3,500 cases made. —AN WINE SPECTATOR If you'd like to try this fantastic Verdicchio, give us a call or send us a mail and we will be very happy to assist you.

Christmas Hampers

Christmas Hampers

Our new Christmas Hampers are ready. We have selected a lots of goodies for you to enjoy during the Festive Season. Contact us at marketing@abrate.com for details.

Ciabot Berton in Hong Kong

Ciabot Berton in Hong Kong

CIABOT BERTON IN HONG KONG. Federica Oberto, owner and export manager of Ciabot Berton is in town for few days to promote her family fantastic wines. Here is what James Suckling has written about Ciabot Berton Barolo Roggeri 2008: JAMES SUCKLING 20 December 2013 - 93 POINTS This is full and powerful with chewy tannins and lots of chocolate, berry, tar and spice character. Very intense. See our recommendation to discover more wines from this family run Piedmontese winery.

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

THE DRINK BUSINESS article by Tom Bruce Gardyne. Vini Garofoli is the oldest producer in the Marche, making Verdicchio and supplying UK supermarket giant Tesco with its own-label version for a near, record-breaking 25 years. Its secret weapon is Daria Garofoli who remained behind the scenes for 33 years as a full- time mum, English teacher and wife to chairman Gianfranco Garofoli. “When I retired in 2001, I asked him if I could have something to do,” she explains. “He offered me two afternoons a week and said, ‘Don’t imagine, you’ll become export manager because you’ve got to stay here with me!’” The irrepressible Daria Garofoli force of nature Daria had other plans. Within three months Daria Garofoli had flown the nest to promote the company’s wines abroad, averaging 100 days a year on the road. At the same time she nurtured her son, Gianluca (33) to eventually take over as export manager. She says he shares a similar personality and she now feels safe with him handling big projects on his own. Meanwhile, Gianfranco Garofoli prefers to stay at home where he is also president of the Verdicchio producers association. This is probably just as well for beyond the Marche, Gianfranco might simply be known as: “husband of the more famous Daria”.

Petra Winery selected by Architectural Digest as one of the 19 best wineries in the world

Petra Winery selected by Architectural Digest as one of the 19 best wineries in the world

Architectural Digest 8/19 Petra Winery Suvereto, Italy Petra Winery, located near the ancient Tuscan village of Suvereto, was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta and completed in 2003. The structure has architectural features reminiscent of other Botta designs, including a cylindrical core (as seen at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and a plant-topped roof (similar to the one crowning the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Évry, France), but the building is firmly grounded in the region, with an exterior clad in rough-hewn pink stone from Verona. A world class architectural environment for wonderful wines!

Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill  18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

ABRATE & SONS WINE DINNER at ISOLA BAR & GRILL 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M. Join us for a night of delicious food and great wines 4 main courses at 700 HKD + 10% service charge. For reservation please contact us at operations@abrate.com tel: 6927 5497 MENU AND WINE PARING Welcome drink Prosecco Gujot D.O.C. *** Lobster salad with grapefruit, orange, zucchini and olives, snapdragon flavour Blanc Chardonnay 2013, Tenuta Mazzolino *** Veal ravioli with potato leek cream mushrooms and black truffle, chives flowers or Ravioli stuffed with Burrata and Ricotta, cherry tomatoes Volpolo Bolgheri D.O.C. 2014, Podere Sapaio *** Seabass with prawns, peas broth, romanesco and green peas, borage flowers or Braised beef cheek, celeriac and gremolata sauce Barolo Ciabot Berton D.O.C.G. 2009, Ciabot Berton *** Chocolate, citrus fruits and licorice Passito Gewuerztraminer 2013, St. Pauls

Chinese New Year Hampers

Chinese New Year Hampers

Our yummy Chinese New Year hampers are ready! Contact us at marketing@abrate.com for more details.

Christmas Hampers

Christmas Hampers

Our new Christmas Hampers are ready. We have selected a lots of goodies for you to enjoy during the Festive Season. Contact us at marketing@abrate.com for details.

Petra Winery selected by Architectural Digest as one of the 19 best wineries in the world

Petra Winery selected by Architectural Digest as one of the 19 best wineries in the world

Architectural Digest 8/19 Petra Winery Suvereto, Italy Petra Winery, located near the ancient Tuscan village of Suvereto, was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta and completed in 2003. The structure has architectural features reminiscent of other Botta designs, including a cylindrical core (as seen at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and a plant-topped roof (similar to the one crowning the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Évry, France), but the building is firmly grounded in the region, with an exterior clad in rough-hewn pink stone from Verona. A world class architectural environment for wonderful wines!

PRA' Otto Soave classico 2017 is one of Wine Spectator TOP 100 wines of 2018

PRA' Otto Soave classico 2017 is one of Wine Spectator TOP 100 wines of 2018

Otto, Soave Classico D.O.C. 2017 has been selected by Wine Spectator as one of the World top 100 wines of 2018: "A lively, lithe white, with lovely lime blossom, pink grapefruit sorbet, stone and spice notes that linger on the mouthwatering finish. drink now through 2022" W.S. Graziano Pra' is an organic grower and follower of Wendell Berry, the American writer-farmer who believes food shall be good, clean and fair, respecting the environment and the dignity of workers. Today Graziano Pra’ can pride himself to be widely regarded as one of only few world-class producers who have brought the Soave region and the wine back into the world wine map.

Ciabot Berton in Hong Kong

Ciabot Berton in Hong Kong

CIABOT BERTON IN HONG KONG. Federica Oberto, owner and export manager of Ciabot Berton is in town for few days to promote her family fantastic wines. Here is what James Suckling has written about Ciabot Berton Barolo Roggeri 2008: JAMES SUCKLING 20 December 2013 - 93 POINTS This is full and powerful with chewy tannins and lots of chocolate, berry, tar and spice character. Very intense. See our recommendation to discover more wines from this family run Piedmontese winery.

Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill  18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

ABRATE & SONS WINE DINNER at ISOLA BAR & GRILL 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M. Join us for a night of delicious food and great wines 4 main courses at 700 HKD + 10% service charge. For reservation please contact us at operations@abrate.com tel: 6927 5497 MENU AND WINE PARING Welcome drink Prosecco Gujot D.O.C. *** Lobster salad with grapefruit, orange, zucchini and olives, snapdragon flavour Blanc Chardonnay 2013, Tenuta Mazzolino *** Veal ravioli with potato leek cream mushrooms and black truffle, chives flowers or Ravioli stuffed with Burrata and Ricotta, cherry tomatoes Volpolo Bolgheri D.O.C. 2014, Podere Sapaio *** Seabass with prawns, peas broth, romanesco and green peas, borage flowers or Braised beef cheek, celeriac and gremolata sauce Barolo Ciabot Berton D.O.C.G. 2009, Ciabot Berton *** Chocolate, citrus fruits and licorice Passito Gewuerztraminer 2013, St. Pauls

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Podium 2014 has been selected by Wine Spectator among the 100 top wines in the world 2017: Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Podium- An elegant, creamy white, backed by sleek, citrusy acidity, this shows a subtle mix of poached pear, grated ginger and stony mineral flavors, accented by hints of crushed almond. Drink now through 2020. 3,500 cases made. —AN WINE SPECTATOR If you'd like to try this fantastic Verdicchio, give us a call or send us a mail and we will be very happy to assist you.

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

THE DRINK BUSINESS article by Tom Bruce Gardyne. Vini Garofoli is the oldest producer in the Marche, making Verdicchio and supplying UK supermarket giant Tesco with its own-label version for a near, record-breaking 25 years. Its secret weapon is Daria Garofoli who remained behind the scenes for 33 years as a full- time mum, English teacher and wife to chairman Gianfranco Garofoli. “When I retired in 2001, I asked him if I could have something to do,” she explains. “He offered me two afternoons a week and said, ‘Don’t imagine, you’ll become export manager because you’ve got to stay here with me!’” The irrepressible Daria Garofoli force of nature Daria had other plans. Within three months Daria Garofoli had flown the nest to promote the company’s wines abroad, averaging 100 days a year on the road. At the same time she nurtured her son, Gianluca (33) to eventually take over as export manager. She says he shares a similar personality and she now feels safe with him handling big projects on his own. Meanwhile, Gianfranco Garofoli prefers to stay at home where he is also president of the Verdicchio producers association. This is probably just as well for beyond the Marche, Gianfranco might simply be known as: “husband of the more famous Daria”.