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’Tis the sea­son to be tast­ing at the four sea­sons as Italy’s best wine pro­duc­ers pull the corks on their top drops

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Great Wines of Italy presents the coun­try’s top tip­ples for tast­ing; the city’s largest mu­sic fes­ti­val, Clock­en­flap, re­turns; El­ton John touches down on his All the Hits Tour

Sa­luti! Hong Kong Tatler and wine critic James Suck­ling present Great Wines of Italy on De­cem­ber 2. Asia’s largest premium Ital­ian wine fes­ti­val will see al­most 100 world-class pro­duc­ers per­son­ally se­lected by Suck­ling show­case their wines. Guests will be able to taste their way through the heart of the Ital­ian wine world, dis­cussing the vin­tages with the na­tion’s top wine­mak­ers as they visit the var­i­ous es­tates’ ta­bles. The sup­port of the Con­sorzio Vino Chianti Clas­sico has en­sured that some of Tus­cany’s lead­ing Chianti pro­duc­ers are in at­ten­dance for the first time. Other Ital­ian wine pow­er­houses to sniff out in­clude Aldo Con­terno, Al­le­grini, Anti­nori, Cordero di Mon­teze­molo, Frescobaldi and Sette Ponti. And if you’re wor­ried all that tast­ing will give you hunger pangs, fear not. Caprice is lay­ing on Ital­ian cheeses to sate ap­petites. De­cem­ber 2; 5.30pm–8.30pm; $850 ($699 early bird); Har­bour View Ball­room, Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Hong Kong; hk.greatwine­si­taly.asi­

Raise a glass Great Wines of Italy presents the best bot­tles from ‘the Boot’

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