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« La Guinguette is a wine and grocery shop selling boutique wines from France that you won’t easily find elsewhere. »
Look no further, the best values and tastiest hidden gems are at La Guinguette. There’s something exhilarating about finding an undiscovered wine – one that isn’t being talked about in mainstream wine. It’s our job to find these gems and bring them to you. Surprising wines selected with love by Mathieu and Sarah, sourced from talented, meticulous and innovative winemakers. Come at La Guinguette to find wines you never expected…
TAI PING SHAN :
“Located in one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong, Tai Ping Shan is one of the earliest Chinese settlements in the city that was unfortunately hit by bubonic plague in the late 19th century. While some of the historical landmarks and temples still remain in the area, the street grew into a laid-back, alternative culture haven fueled by caffeine, art, and a small community of independent shop owners. It’s the perfect place to wander during the weekend, stroll around temples, sip a hot cuppa, and browse quirky shops that reflect the street’s unique character.”
Tai Ping Shan: Ultimate guide. Time Out Hong Kong
“Tai Ping Shan is one of the city’s hotspots, and a must-do in Hong Kong if you enjoy urban exploring. The site of one of the earliest Chinese settlements in the city, the area is today full of cool cafés serving world-class coffee, one-of-a-kind independent stores selling knickknacks, books and art, traditional tea shops, and other pockets of interest for shoppers, food enthusiasts and history boffins alike.”
Insider picks for exploring Hong Kong. Expat Living Hong Kong
CHEESE : We are here to fulfill your cheese and wine dreams. Our shop is fully stocked with the finest raw milk cheeses, artisan cold cuts, organic wines and many other beautiful deli products.
Do you know Abondance ? : Abondance is a semi-hard, raw-milk cheese made in the Haute-Savoie department of France. Abondance is made exclusively from milk produced by the Abondance, Montbéliarde and Tarine breeds of cattle. Its name comes from a small area also called Abondance valley. Abondance cheese can be enjoyed as it is or melted, cooked in many dishes for its nutty notes and fruity flavor.
Do you know Saint-Nectaire ? : Cow’s milk cheese, Saint-Nectaire is the little gem of Auvergne. Its texture is smooth and it has a delicate mushroomy and nutty taste.
FLEUR DE SEL : which means “flower of salt” in French, is an especially valued type of French sea salt known for its smooth flavor and light, crunchy texture. Unlike regular table salt, which primarily comes from salt mines, sea salt is the result of the evaporation of sea water. The salt flower from Camargue in the south of France is considered as one of the best in the world thanks to a natural environment and historical savoir faire.
HAMPER : Treat your friends or yourself by composing a French gourmet hamper. Sustainable boutique wines, artisanal and organic grocery products, farmhouse cheeses… all in a craft box with a handwritten card.
HÖ-AH : Shout out to hö-ah our lovely neighbours. Hö-ah Cafe moved in the hood last year and they are the best neighbour one can only hope for ! Cathy and Olivia the co-owners bring love and kindness to the community. In short, a nice place to relax and a very friendly staff.
Adress : 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
NOT JUST A SHOP : a place to meet new people, build relationships. A place where our clients become our friends, where people gather to catch up, share moments of life, celebrate birthdays, create memories, where people are there for each other. A place where we build a community.
Not just a shop, a social neighborhood wine shop .
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