Fine Wine Specialist
Some of you may have met Ken at our events in the past (pre-covid times of course). He stands tall here at Ginsberg+Chan with his thick-rimmed glasses and heavy British accent, often heard rambling on about the fascinating stories behind each producer. His passion and enthusiasm know no bounds - he is an avid wine geek and proud. On this page, Ken has selected some bottles that are his current personal favorites that are sure to be a delight to all wine-lovers or geeks. Read on to see what and why he has picked these bottles.
My last staff picks centered on wines that were ready to drink, but also some in which their styles piqued my curiosity and broke the mould of what that region or variety is commonly like, or at least what I understood it to be like. The theme this time hasn't changed all that much. After all, the world of wine is always full of surprises which is what keeps things exciting. There are regions that will always be special to me, but that isn't to say that I can't find surprises there still. Take the Rhone Valley for example - Marie et Pierre Benetiere has fast become one of my favorite producers in the north with their really intriguing Cote-Rotie and Condrieu (more below). I can't say I've ever been a fan of Grappa (ok we're digressing a little from wine here), with many unpleasant memories of wine dinners in Italy which inevitably end with Grappa for dessert, however Romano Levi fully deserves his title as the "angelic grappa maker" - his bottles are in my opinion the best not just among Grappa, but also spirits in general. This selection below is by no mean exhaustive - our wine list is ever growing with new and interesting things coming in all the time as we try to keep our selection exciting.
Visit our shop at 50 Queen's Road Central to see & touch the bottles in person. Say hello to Ken!