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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wine Fair : Wine for Asia 2009 - Tastings

Managed to get some tastings in during the Wine for Asia 2009, the good and the bad.

Mangosteen Wine from Thailand

Made by Chiang Rai Winery of Thailand, the smell mimiced a normal wine pretty well. But the flavours were so odd and medicinal that I would recommend staying away till it improves in the future.

Terravin Hillside Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

Smell: Sweetish, cherry candy

Taste: Ripen cherry and flora driven flavours, invites the second sip

After taste : Some fruity acidity

Craneford Barossa Valley Shiraz Basket Pressed 2007 Australia

Smell : Fragrant raspberry and mild honey

Taste : Smooth, easy, summer sunshine berry driven

After-taste : Calm mild and easy down the throat

Bushmere Estate 2006 Unoaked Chardonnay from New Zealand

Smell : Daffodils, lily flora scents

Taste : Pleasing and light hearted

After taste : Round and easy on the palate

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wine Fair : Wine for Asia 2009 22-24 Oct 2009 Suntec City

Wine for Asia 2009 was held this year at Suntec City Convention Centre at hall 403-404.
I managed to squeeze sometime off to attend on the friday afternoon session.

Good number of wine booths and display of wines for tasting and reviewing. With a special session for Australia wines in the evening.
What I particularly liked about this year was the great bordeaux tastings of both 2005 and 2006! Just a side by side comparison of the wines confirmed that I had made the right decision on stocking up on the 2005s. They were a notch above the 2006s in terms of intensity and drive.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wine Fair : Crystal Wine's French Wine Fair (site visit)


Hi all, managed to find time to visit Crystal Wine's French Wine Fair and I was not disappointed. Bought three bottles of sauternes and two bottles of red bordeaux. There was generous tasting samples of about 20 wines. Wines that were available for tastings were highlighted prominently at their respective racks.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

WIne Fair : Crystal Wine's French Wine Fair

Publishing for my readers' benefit....
Crystal Wine is holding a French Wine Fair on 11 Oct 2009, from 10am to 6 pm and located at their warehouse, located at 2 Alexandra Road, #02-09, Delta House. There is also free wine tasting available.

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