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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Wine Tasting at Restaurant Markus, Penang

Once a month on a Monday night Choong and Markus of Restaurant Markus conduct a wine tasting using some of the wines from the vast and diverse cellar of Choong. This is the first one I have been able to get to, and after this great night I am rather looking forward to future events. […]

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