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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wine Event (field report) : Harry's Wine Fair 2009 - Millenia Walk 28th March 2009

Sorry for this late posting of the field report at Harry's Wine Fair...a well attended affair with many expats attending and finger foods typical of a english pub.
What I felt was a good practice was the listings and descriptions of the various wines and prices in a binded booklet. Unfortunately, not everyone was diligent enough to look at the booklet and ended up asking the wine merchants. Overall my assessment is that it was a fairly successful events with the merchants getting good publicity with the correct target audience.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wine Entry : Corner Stone Shiraz 2002 Victoria (Australia)


This was a gift from KT, kept it in the cellar for sometime and I believe it was the right decision to do so. The wine has mellowed well and tannins have broken down to the secondary flavours that give it the complexity.

Smell: Ripened fruit forward with oak, spice and alcohol-laden

Taste : Medium bodied, with slightly sweetish black current fruit flavours that does a star-burst in the mouth, then proceeds to go down easy.

After taste : Detectable pepperish and spicy flavours at the end

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Wine Entry : Bleasdale late picked Riesling 2007 Longhorne Creek (Australia)

If my memory serves me right, I think I got this bottle of sweet wine at one of the Aussie airports. Screw cap opening with a pale lemon colouration in the glass.
Smell : Viscous akin to glycerol, tinge of lemon peel

Taste : Mild sweetness, dominating citrus acidity

After-taste : Fairly smooth, easy to down. Absence of the common bitter lemon peel end.

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Wine Fair : Crystal Wine Inventory Clearance Sale


Just wanted to let all my readers know about this event.
Everything MUST go in this ONE DAY ONLY SALE! Date: 4 April 2009, SaturdayTime: 10.00am - 8.00pm Venue: 2 Alexandra Road, #02-09, Delta House (the sale is at our warehouse!)

Worth noting is that the wines offered in this Inventory Clearance Sale are generally the bin ends stocks, including past vintages and discontinued white and red wines from our wholesale department. The wines offered are generally low to mid price wines ranging from $10 to $65. Many of these wines are less than case quantities and as such, Crystal Wines will not be publishing a price list. This sale is NOT their Annual Mega Wine Sale. The Annual Mega Wine Sale will continue to happen between the month of May and June. As usual, at the Annual Mega Wine Sales, offered is a vast selection of quality fine wines at reduced prices. A price list will be available then.

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