In this hot and tense summer of Hong Kong, three new bar openings might offer more solace and healing power to distressed Hongkongers with well crafted cocktails and delicious wines.

PIIN wine bar/ restaurant

This newly opened wine bar and Cantonese restaurant inside H Code in Central is buzzing among the city’s Burgundy lovers, as its wine list champions the hottest wines in the city – Bourgogne wines.

Opened in April by Olivier Halley, the scion of the Halley family – principal shareholder of the world’s second biggest retailer Carrefour – and owner of two Burgundy estates, the restaurant boasts over 1,000 bottles of wines.

The list overseen by one of the city’s top sommelier Reeze Choi included large formats and series of verticals. It will be gradually expanded to 2,000 labels, the sommelier told

Many of the wines are straight from owner Halley’s own cellar, who aside for the retailing business had ran a successful business of the French fine wine specialist, FICOFI, in London. This means the selections on the list can guarantee more diversity, older vintage and provenance, Halley explained to in an interview.

Aside from Burgundy and wines from his two domaines – Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay, wines from Italy, Bordeaux, Germany, Spain and other New World countries are also on the list.

For vinos who are eager for an after-work fix, the restaurant also offers a HKD350 tasting wine menu for three glasses.

Address: 2F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central

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