Tokyo - Where To Stay?

In the magnificent capital city of Japan, lots of lodging options are easily made available. The Hotel Sunroute in Shinjuku (which opens in September 2007) happens to be one of the best option.

How much do I pay? 11,500 YEN per night, i.e. less than HK$ 8,000 for 8 nights. Cooool!



Getting out from the Southern Terrace Exit (Shinjuku JR Station), going upstairs and turning on the left after the clearing turnstiles, you will see a Starbucks seating on the street.



Turning to the right in front of the second building, i.e. the JR East Headquarters and going further, Hotel Sunroute Plaza is right in the front of you.



It is just a couple of minutes' walk from the exit. So convenience.



Address: 2-3-1 Yoyogi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan
Tel.: +81-3-3375-32111 / +81-3-3379-3040
JR - Shinjuku Station Map (English)

Wine - Serving Temperature

A proper serving temperature for a wine is vital. It helps to enhance the organoleptic qualities of the wine.



WHITES
Young / Light / Pinot Grigio / Sauvignon Blanc 10-12°C
Mature / Heavy / Chardonnay 12-14°C


ROSE
Young / Light 10-12°C
Mature / Bodied Rosé 12-14°C


REDS
Nouveaux / Pinot Noir / Beaujolais 10-14°C
Young / Lightly Tannic / Merlot / Côtes du Rhône 14-16°C
Mature / Bodied / Tannic 16-18°C
Aged / Heavy / Cabernet Sauvignon / Zinfandel / Shiraz 18-20°C


SPARKLING WINES
Sweet / Aromatic 8°C
Sweet Rose / Aromatic Rose 10-12°C
Charmat Method 8-10°C
Long Charmat Method 8-12°C
Classic Method Non-Vintage 8-10°C
Classic Method Vintage 10-12°C


OTHERS
Sweet wines 10-18°C
Fortified wines 10-18°C


source: diwinetaste.com, cosumerreports.org

Gedalio Grinberg Dies At 77

Gedalio Grinberg, founder of the Movado Group, passed away on 4th January.
Mr. Grinberg was 77 years of age.


Sonia and Gedalio Grinberg

Established the North American Watch Company in 1961, it was the exclusive distributor of the Piaget watches in the Americas at the time.

In 1969, the company acquired Swiss watch brand Concord, and fourteen years later, Movado.


Concord - C1 Chronograph

In, 2004, Ebel was also acquired by him.


Ebel - Calibre 137

Under the aegis of the Movado Group, there are a variety of licensed fashion timepieces, i.e. Lacoste, Juicy Couture, Hugo Boss, Coach, and Tommy Hilfiger.

2nd Hand Watches (二手錶)

In Hong Kong, lots of small shops are doing buy/sell of second hand watches.



Just a few steps away from the Miramar Hotel, you will find many of them doing good business in the Champagne Court (香檳大廈), an old-fashioned shopping mall located at 16 Kimberly Road, Tsimshatsui.



In this shopping mall, there are at least 4 shops are selling high-end 2nd hand wristwatches (i.e. brands like AP, GP, JLC, PP, Panerai, Rolex, and VC, etc).



Besides, second and third tiers watch brands (i.e. Ball, Longines, Omega, Oris, Rado, Tissot, and Tudor, etc) are also available.



Prices are ranged from several thousands to several hundred thousands.
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