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

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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Wine tasting Penang, Sept 2016

Wine tasting Penang, 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...

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Wine Tasting at Restaurant Markus, Penang

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...

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2010 Pauillac de Crozier Bages, 13.5% alcohol

2010 Pauillac de Crozier Bages, 13.5% alcohol

Tasted May 2016. Pauillac is the largest city in the Medoc, on the Bordeaux Left Bank, and is home to three of the four original 1855 classification of First Growths, aka Premiere Grand Crus. These were Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild,...

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That Little Wine Bar tasting 15 October 2015

That Little Wine Bar tasting 15 October 2015

Another Thursday night soiree and another group of new people to meet. And another totally enjoyable evening with fellow tasters John and Sally, Dennis and Marisel, Adrian, Ju, Rene, John, Pauline and maybe a couple of others. Hosted as usual by...

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Vantage Wine, Vantage Point Penang

Vantage Wine, Vantage Point Penang

This is a very interesting wine retailer and restaurant in the Vantage Point complex, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, northern part of George Town. It’s not well advertised, or well signed on the ground floor of the Vantage complex, but the search is worth...

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Wine tasting at That Little Wine Bar Penang

Wine tasting at That Little Wine Bar Penang

That Little Wine Bar is an unassuming but delightful little place in Jalan Chow Thye in George Town, just off the relentless rush of the main road. Every Thursday evening they have a wine tasting soiree of three wines selected by James the...

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