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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wine News : Robert Parker's wine bible moving to Singapore

Wow! Ground breaking news! Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate is moving to Singapore ! The Wine Advocate's current office is next to Parker's home in Maryland farm country. Hope the staff will not feel claustrophobic in Singapore!

It looks like he sold out to a group of interested wine lovers from the Finance and IT sectors. I guess with the advent of the Internet and demise of the printed media, it was a good decision to do so. The only thing I found really funny in the article was that it said that "Singapore is a Southeast Asian financial centre with close business and cultural links to China." Any wonder why Forbes even mistook Singapore as being in China?

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Wine Entry : Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Taste : Nice bright Pinot Noir from Central Otago, richer and denser in flavour than most Pinots, but had too acidic an aftertaste for my liking. Would probably do well being decanted or left to cellar longer.

Write up at back of bottle : Blended from Gibbston Valley's Bendigo and Gibbston Valley vineyards. This is a full flavoured style with real intensity, length and elegance. Cellar between 5-10 years. Winemaker : Christopher Keys.