Wine Pairing • Faustino Tempranillo Rioja 2017


Garnet ruby in colour. Light blueberry/sour cherry fruit with a hint of young tobacco. The tannins are soft with a lift on the finish. Medium bodied and fresh, this young Rioja from 100% tempranillo can be enjoyed on its own and with chicken and pork especially if they are roasted, baked or stir-fried. Based in Oyon in the Rioja Alavesa, Faustino was founded in 1861 by Eleuterio Martinez Arzok. The detail on the label is Dutch merchant Nicolaes van Bambeeck from a painting by Rembrandt. This image – so very identified with Faustino – was chosen by the 3rd generation of the company because “the old merchants were the ones in charge of taking the wine throughout all the countries of the world”. The owning family are passionate about art. Check out the Faustino Art Collection at The video on their website is very moving, particularly the poem that accompanies it. Check out it In the Name of Wine at

Old Jesse • Shanghai
41 Tianping Road, Xuhui • 86 21 6282 9260
老吉士 • 天平路41号(近淮海中路)

  • 100 Top Chinese Restaurants of the World 2019 & 2020 (2 Consecutive years)
  • Shanghainese dishes very popular with Hong Kongers, including movie stars
  • Located in French Concession, that was created in 1849 and lasted till 1943
  • Old Jesse is the original Jesse. The new branches are called New Jesse or Young Jesse

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