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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wine News : Article from DivaAsia Online Magazine

DivaAsia published an article today on pairing red or white wine with the lavish spread of dishes synonymous with a Chinese wedding banquet

Here are my own personal comments :

- It makes sense to taste the wine with the food-tasting prior to the actual dinner.

- Missing from the article was the common practice that getting a consignment basis makes budgetary sense as you can return unopened bottles of wine.

- Typically guests drink more red than white wine, therefore estimate 1.5-2 bottles of red for each table and 1 bottle of white per table. Assuming average drinkers.

- I disagree that only South African or South American wines will suit the taste of most guests, I have tried really good fruit, inexpensive australia wines and a french vin de pay St Pierre from Crystal Wines that was the hands-down favourite at a wedding dinner I attended last year.

- Wedding guest tend to drink more during Fri and Sat wedding dinners compared to those held on weekdays and sundays.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wine Fair : Carrefour International Wine Fair - A Taste of Burgundy (Part 2)


Caption for the various scent flasks - "The Burgundy Wine Aroma Cellar offers a fun and informative way to discover the aromas of Burgundy wines, grouped into several principal families.

  • Each characteristic aroma fanily of red and white Burgundy wines is presented by fresh and natural products in round-bottomed glass flasks (I can confirm that they had fresh cherries and honey in the flasks)
  • By placing your nose above the neck of the flask, the corresponding aromas are diffused.
  • In this way, the combination of your senses allows you to associate each aroma to the products and to the wines.

This olfactory exploration is a unique tool, devised by Burgundy wines. It is currently on tour through France and the world."

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wine Fair : Carrefour International Wine Fair - A Taste of Burgundy

For all the Burgundy lovers out there! Carrefour Suntec City Atrium 21 May - 31 May 2009.

VIP night invitation is on 20 May 2009 at 7 pm.

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