For buyers, a cellar

Converted Second World War bunkers offer Hong Kong wine investors a warehousing option.

Build it and they will come. That, at least, is the hope of entrepreneur Jim Thompson who has just converted four Second World War ammunition bunkers in Hong Kong into wine storage warehouses.

Crown Wines opened the facility a couple of months ago, and Thompson says it has the capacity to store around 200,000 bottles of wine - and do so in state of the art conditions even the sodium light bulbs prevent damage to the wine. The bunkers are located just off Deep Water Bay Drive and proved the ideal architectural spaces to convert into cellars and bonded warehouses.

So how did the idea come...

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