About Story Wine / Our Philosophy
We set up Story Wine in 2014 with the mission to bring beautiful wines from artisanal wineries in different corners of Italy to Hong Kong.
By “beautiful” we mean the wines are made from grapes that are nurtured with love and respect for nature and transformed into wines by artisans that are very often perfectionists (read: stubborn winemakers) as they want their wines to be fantastic in aroma and taste, and good for the body.
While our professional wine education provides us the basics (both Gloria and Joseph have attained the WSET Level 3 certification; Gloria obtained her Wine Diploma after 9 months of study at Le Cordon Bleu Paris), we believe that knowing wines takes a lifetime.
The journey to getting to know our winemakers is almost as fascinating as the winemakers themselves. We have visited all of them at their vineyards, some for multiple times in different seasons. Some of them are astonishingly young (read: younger than us) and some slightly more advanced in age. All are admirable and adorable because they are dedicated, talented and passionate about what they do. While not all choose to go through the daunting process of organic certification, they all take great care of their vineyards and in the wine making process knowing that their loved ones will be drinking the wines.
Bringing the wines from the Italian cellars to our customers in Hong Kong involves several challenges, top of which is to ensure that each wine keeps its distinct characteristics after a journey of more than 9500 kilometres from their birthplaces. Before reaching our customers the wines are stored in professional warehouse with temperature and humidity control.
Just as important is matching the right wine with taste preference, mood, occasion and the season. The wine description and serving suggestion for each wine in this website are our own words and views. Wines and we both mature as time goes by, so our perception of the wines may evolve and we will publish an update when needed.
We are targeting a niche segment of the wine market in Hong Kong and to become your trusted wine merchant. And would like to hear your feedback. You will find from our Facebook page that we love travelling, discovering great kitchens and of course, enjoying lovely wines of big or small fame.