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When authorities drew up a plan to make Hong Kong a hub for Asia’s wine trade, they faced a big challenge: where to store the bottles in a city that was fast running out of space. So they went underground.

Officials presented World War II-era bunkers as potential sites, and then former diplomat Gregory De’eb and businessman Jim Thompson signed a lease on them in 2003, setting up Hong Kong’s first commercial wine cellar lying 20 meters (66 feet) below ground.

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