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ECHELON's Gift Guide for the Epicurean

Spoil a gourmand with delicious treats, fun subscription boxes and the latest food gadgets, maybe you'll get an invite to the next dinner party.

December 3, 2021


Photo: Coravin

Premier wine technology company Coravin is renowned for its technology that preserves wine for years while allowing users to pour wine without ever removing the cork. Their technology relies on a tiny needle that passes through corks without moving the cork material and once the wine is extracted, the cork simply expands back to its normal size and oxygen never touches the remaining wine. Now, Coravin has launched their newest product: a preservation system for sparkling wines. The product is portable and easy to use with a universal-fit stopper. Its hand-held charging unit also means you can maintain the carbonation levels between pours, and it provides sparkling wines with up to two weeks of preservation.



Photo: Frederic Blondeel

Handcrafted in Belgium everyday and flown to Hong Kong by air, Frederic Blondeel chocolates are crafted with cacao beans from some of the best producers in the world. Frederic Blondeel’s speciality is to roast cocoa beans to highlight each bean's unique flavour—from the scent of blackcurrant in Ecuadorian beans to the fruity flavours of red fruits in Madagascan beans. They offer over 100 varieties of chocolate, some of which include Asian ingredients like green tea and Szechuan pepper. You can shop online to have them delivered right to your door in Hong Kong. 



Photo: Sabatini Gin

Born from the Sabatini family’s shared love for apéritifs, Ugo, his two sons Enrico and Niccolò, and Ugo’s cousin, Filippo, created Sabatini Gin in 2015, and have since made a name for themselves on a global scale. They offer a Tuscan take on the London Dry Gin with their Sabatini Gin, which is distilled with Tuscan botanicals including sage, thyme, olive leaves, lavender and lemon verbena. For those who are looking for an alcohol-free option, Sabatini recently launched Sabatini Gino, a non-alcoholic premium distilled spirit also infused with their signature Tuscan botanicals, and ensures consumers don’t need to sacrifice on taste.




Founded by two wine collectors, Christina and Amy, the duo created TOASST to redefine the way consumers experience wine. TOASST is a subscription wine service that delivers six new wines to your door every month or quarter, many of which are wines not typically available to purchase at retail. With subscriptions for three, six or twelve months, you can choose between a box of assorted red or white wines, or a mixed box of both if you’re unsure what you will prefer. Each box also includes tasting and food pairing notes. This is the ultimate gift for the budding wine connoisseurs in your life! 




Fiyah! Heat Store was founded by Tim Sedo, Ben Lee and Steve Carr after they came to the mutual realisation that though Hong Kong is a global city, there was still a lack of availability of hot sauces from around the world. Fiyah! Heat Store sells a selection of hot sauces originating from everywhere from Canada to Columbia. They even stock a number of hot sauces that were featured on Hot Ones, a well-known YouTube show that features celebrities eating chicken wings coated in varying levels of spicy hot sauce.



Photo: Billecart

In 1818, Billecart-Salmon was founded by the marriage of Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. In the two hundred years since, they have cultivated an expertise in crafting fine and balanced champagnes that have set them apart on a global scale. This Christmas, they are collaborating with caviar brand W3 to launch eighty exclusive gift sets of Billecart-Salmon champagne and 125g of Amur Oscietra W3 caviar, pricing at HKD$2,650. Contact the retailer (Liber) directly.