Chris, on Wine

 

Welcome to my wine cellar, where I tell you about the wines I’m thinking, drinking, and sometimes cellaring.

 

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I’m passionate about wine! I’ve been enjoying and collecting it for over 50 years and I’ve built several home wine cellars during that time.

I started this blog to share my thoughts on the wine that I’ve been drinking. I’d welcome your comments … Chris Miley

Winesave Pro, The Ultimate Wine Preserver

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...

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Wine Dinner at Restaurant Markus December 2019

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...

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Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough NZ. 13.0%

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...

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17th Wedding Anniversary Dinner, Penang

17th Wedding Anniversary Dinner, Penang

Well, we knew what the wines were going to be, so then to work backwards to choose the food. We had a Champagne and a Pinot Noir from New Zealand. The Champagne was flying solo, and we decided on a NZ rack of lamb (only fitting) cooked on the Weber...

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Grange Extravaganza

Grange Extravaganza

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...

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Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenère 2013 Apalta

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...

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Restaurant Markus Wine Dinner

Restaurant 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...

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