Our By The Glass series sees sommeliers and wine experts share some vinous inspiration for your next pour.
Born in Canada and based in Hong Kong, Bernice Liu is most well-known as an actress and a singer. But after years of sipping some of the finest wines in the world and building up her wine portfolio, she created her own label, Bellavizio. The wine entrepreneur constantly posts her vino picks and adventures on her Instagram, sharing her love for the drink.
After observing that there was a lack of platform for wine lovers to gather, learn, and share about wine, Liu created Wine Maven to build a community of wine lovers. Wine Maven is slated to launch in Malaysia soon.
An early (in your career) wine that made you go "Wow! I want to be a wine maven"
There wasn’t one wine, but my entire wine journey. However, the first vintage wine that I tried was a 1979 Chateau Beychevelle, and that left a lasting impression.
Most memorable pour
A 1945 Cheval Blanc that I drank with wine mentor friends at Luk Yu Tea House. There’s something nostalgic about that place. The old-fashioned decor paired with Cantonese-style traditional cuisine made for the perfect setting to open this iconic and historic bottle of wine.
A sentimental wine
Bellavizio Napa 2015 is a wine that is close to my heart as I started my wine journey in Napa Valley. This particular vintage of my Chardonnay is barrelled in oak for a full body, vanilla notes, and smooth palate. It has a long finish for those who have an old soul like myself with a liking for those richer, rounder whites.
Sun, sea, and...
Champagne! It's always a great choice to satisfy the thirst quench and keeps you cool and refreshed from inside out.