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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Wine Shopping Day !

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Today was my wine shopping day! Running to three wine outlets in Singapore.




Firstly was the Jason’s Wine Cellar International Beer and Wine Fair organized at Raffles City.
There were quite a significant number of wine agents and merchants booths. The best deal that I got was the Noble One Botrytis which usually costs >S$45, but I managed to get it at S$36 from Hock Tong Bee exhibiting there. The sales staff were very friendly and introduced other wines as well such as St Claire’s New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Next stop was Centrepoint where we were looking for a housewarming gift for Mr and Mrs Bluedolp, finally found it here at Ponti Wines http://www.pontiwinecellars.com.sg/ on the 4th floor of centrepoint. They call it the rabbit wine opener as it does resemble one. Later when we went for the housewarming party, they were very thrilled at having such a spiffy wineopener, and Mrs Bluedolp even had a trial and found it so easy to use. Ms Poh want to buy one for your Bro?

Details :
Metrokane Houdini Corkscrew Silver Made in USA

Notes:
A high-quality lever-style corkscrew. Works like magic.
Push down, pull up and PRESTO!—the cork is out of the bottle!
Push down, pull up again and SHAZAM!—the cork is off the corkscrew! Opens any-size wine bottle. All gear teeth made of hardened metal
Mechanism tested for 20,000 cork pulls by independent laboratory
Handy storage tray holds Houdini Corkscrew and separate foil cutter

My last stop was at Brix http://www.brix.com.sg/ at Raffles Place opposite the Chulia Street OCBC building. I had a bit of problem finding it. They sell very good French wine and the clientele was very “bourgeois”, seems to be patronized a lot by lawyers. They were having their first anniversary sale and I took advantage of that grabbing 5 bottles of bordeaux wine.
Here's the damage to my wallet :-
  • 1 bottle Chateau Camensac Usual 59.00 Now 49.90
  • 2 bottles Chateau du Raux Usual 40.00 Now 28.00
  • 1 bottle Chateau Duthil Usual 48.00 Now 35.70
  • 1 bottle Chateau Rauzan Gassies (2nd Growth) Usual 74.00 Now 58.80

    Three locations in one day! Wine addict…

7 Comments:

  • At 11:42 PM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    hahah ur refugee run around winestores today

     
  • At 1:08 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    I not refugee...I wine addict running ard...unlike someone escape before I arrived!

     
  • At 2:46 PM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    duh. why would i want to sit around and wait for u to arrive. *_*

     
  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger BlueDolph said…

    Thanks for the wine opener =)you should take a photo of your expanded wine collection and paste it here

     
  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    Yeah what happened was that the lady gave me the wrong bottle by mistake...so I have to go back and change it on tuesday...:-(

    After that then I will take a pic of my prized collection.

     
  • At 7:33 PM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    hahahaha u deserve it. Obigood. Must be ur retribution.

     
  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    Must remember to bring my bottle for exchange tomorrow...Zzzz....

     

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