The ties between Hong Kong and the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry of France in wine-related business have been enhanced following the signing by the two sides of another supplemental Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on wine promotion today (October 28). Under the supplemental MOU, both sides agree to extend the partnership in co-organising the Wine and Dine Festival in Hong Kong each year starting from 2012 to showcase wines from Bordeaux and elsewhere to consumers and tourists from Asia. The annual Festival provides a platform for demonstrating how wines, food and performances from all over the world go well with one another. To enrich the Festival, other wine-producing countries and regions may be invited to collaborate in the organisation of the event. Both sides first signed an MOU on co-operation in wine-related business on October 7, 2008. The MOU was last amended on May 25, 2010, to further strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship, including continued partnership in the organisation of the Wine and Dine Festival in 2010 and 2011, and the strengthening of collaborative efforts in promoting wine and Asian (particularly Chinese) food pairings. The picture shows the Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism), Mr Andrew Wong, and the President of the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry of France, Mr Pierre Goguet, signing the supplemental MOU on co-operation in wine promotion at the Central Government Offices in Tamar today.