Winesave Pro, The Ultimate Wine Preserver

I’ve been using the Winesave Pro now for just on one year. in that time l’ve used not quite three canisters. I’ve been a wine collector, writer and consumer for many years, and now that we reside in the tropics I also mix a range of cocktails. What I have found with Winesave is firstly […]

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Wine Dinner at Restaurant Markus December 2019

A very enjoyable and educational recent wine dinner at Restaurant Markus, hosted by Marcus Lai of Asia Wine Cellar showcasing the wonderful wines of Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur. All wines were from the same 2017 vintage but different plots in and around Vosne Romanee area, some only metres from another; contrasts were remarkable, and […]

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Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough NZ. 13.0%

Ata Rangi is owned and run by Clive Paton and his wife Phyll, together with Clive’s sister Alison and winemaker Helen Masters. Clive planted the bare, stony home paddock at the edge of Martinborough in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful of people who pioneered grape growing in the area. Ata […]

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Grange Extravaganza, May 2018

NV Dhondt-Grellet Champagne Les Terres Fines, 100% Chardonnay Another boutique producer, this time from Cuis, and this time 100% Chardonnay. 30% of the wine is vin de réserve from a solera system started in 1986, disgorged 29 June 2015, zero dosage. This was also purchased from Dave Chan at Wine Journey, http://www.winejourney.com.sg. at a memorable Restaurant Markus wine dinner […]

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Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenère 2013 Apalta

Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenère 2014 is made from hand-harvested grapes from Carmen’s vineyards in the hills of Apalta, in the Colchagua Valley. Cedar and tobacco on the nose hint at the wine’s ageing in French oak, which creates a soft, velvety palate and a fine length. A nice little Carmenere for the price, brought by […]

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Markus Wine Dinner

To celebrate the second anniversary of their opening, we joined the party for a set food and wine pairing at our favourite Penang restaurant, Markus. Course 1, Texture of Fegato 3 types of Foie Gras from hot to cold; ice cream, mousse, pan fry. I tried them in reverse order, finishing with the foie gras […]

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Wine tasting Penang 12 Sept 2016

Occasionally, if any of us have a wine of interest, a few of us wine loving Penangites will get together for a tasting. So here we were, Adrian, kindly offering his apartment, Choong and myself looking forward to three very notable wines: two significant 2010 Shirazes from Australia, and a 2011 Syrah from Chile. Penfolds […]

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