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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wine Entry : On behalf of guest writer CK - Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (New Zealand)

I gave this wine to CK a couple of weeks ago, he opened and enjoyed it so much that he shared with me that it was an excellent SB from New Zealand, "crisp taste, nice bouquet and even tasted better one day in the fridge!"

Definitely a good wine pairing with a nice salad or fatty fish.

Here's a picture of the vineyard from the website.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Wine News : New Zealand's Pinot Noirs

An old article on New Zealand's Pinot Noirs. Excellent quality from regions like Martinborough, Wairarapa and of course the famous Central Otago. Good value for money and definitely more varied and interesting than their cookie cutter cousins Sauvingon Blanc. New Zealand has defintely done a fine job with the tempermental and finicky Pinot Noir grapes.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Wine News : Forgotten vines help wine makers fight climate change


Afternoon sun Painting by Susan Hoehn

Everyone is affected by Global Warming including the wine producers in luxury vineyards.

On a positive note maybe places like Greenland and Canada will have more wine growing regions in the future?

"Overall, we are seeing a rise in alcohol content and a drop in acidity. That's a problem," said Laurent Audeguin, head of research and development at the French Institute for Vineyards and Wine (IFV), a national repository for grape varietals.
"Acidity is crucial for the balance and the taste of wine, as well as for proper ageing,"


Friday, December 10, 2010

Wine Carriers : Daiso sells inexpensive wine carriers


Trust Daiso to bring in interesting inexpensive stuff. I was at Plaza Singapura a couple of days ago and noticed that Daiso was selling these different design wine carriers. Very innovative and presentable, just in time for the Christmas and New Year 2011 celebrations. Cheers!


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Wine Shop : Just opened ENOTECA Co. Ltd.

Takashimaya basement has undergone a renovation. It now has Harrods and several new Japanese themes stores outside of the cold storage. There used to be an Oaks Wine Cellar there. Now the newly opened wine shop is ENOTECA Co. Ltd. It has just opened 4 days ago.

Interestingly they have a very elaborate showcase with Mouton Rothschild from the various years as well as Chateau d'yquem in magnum and super magnum bottles. Their targetted customer base appears to be similar to Oaks, with the focus on luxury French wines.

They are having their Grand opening sale now...defintitely worth a look.

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