Dream Team of Dinner Party Wines
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Published 1 May 2017, ABWM Magazine, “Take A Sip” Column, Malaysia Rather than following this edition’s theme of suggesting my perfect dinner partners I’ve listed my dream team of wines…. Champagne for starters.  The choice of quality champagnes is vast, but more … Read More

New Wines for A New Year – even a Rooster
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If you are looking for something new in the world of wine you may like to try a “Natural” or “Sans Soufre” wine (made without the addition of Sulphur Dioxide).  The natural wine movement has been around for more than … Read More

Chateau Unang – Organic Wine Offer
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Chateau Unang, Ventoux AOC, Southern Rhone Valley, France Organic Wines Mixed Case RM815 (saving RM25)* 4 each of: Ventoux Blanc 2014 Ventoux Rosé 2014 Ventoux Rouge 2013 Mixed Case including top of the range red, La Croix, RM875 (saving RM35) … Read More

The French Gastronomic Meal (with Wine)
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I went to IKEA in Avignon for lunch over the summer. Not through choice so much as a necessity. I had visited the sports store next door with my 14 year old son so close to lunchtime that apparently his … Read More

Wines of Australia
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Do you remember your first glass of Australian Chardonnay?  Was it sunshine in a glass together with heaps of alcohol and oak flavouring? At a recent Wines of Australia tasting entitled “History & Evolution” aimed at sommeliers here, the message … Read More

Wine by the Gallon
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Large volumes of wine are increasingly exported in bulk prior to bottling in another country that is, or is close to, its final market.  This is proving to offer both logistical and cost benefits, some of which should ultimately get … Read More

New Latitude Wines
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The majority of the world’s wine-making regions lie between latitudes of 30-50N and 30-50S; the climate is best suited to grape growing within those parameters. It could be argued that climate change will shift those boundaries in favour of certain … Read More

England’s Green and Pleasant Wines
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  I was in England earlier this year and managed to pay my first visit to a local vineyard.  Chapel Down in Tenterden, Kent is our largest producer at around 1 million bottles of wine, roughly a sixth of the … Read More

Bringing in the Wine Harvest
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This time of year, anytime from February through to April in the Southern Hemisphere is wine harvest season. It occurs from the end of August to November in the Northern Hemisphere. I apologise if it seems as though I am … Read More

A Champagne Vintage fit for the Queen
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Late last year I attended a Pol Roger Champagne tasting which consisted of their NV (non-vintage) Brut, Vintage 2002, Rosé Vintage 2004 and their top Cuvée (special blend) Sir Winston Churchill 2000. I was struck not only by the quality … Read More

Semillon, a Lesser-known Variety for the Festive Season
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I am sure you are all familiar with the stars of the wine world such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot and I would suggest that some of you could also name a few characteristics for each of them such … Read More

Cooking with Wine
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Keith Floyd was a passionate cook who liked a little wine (often while presenting his TV shows). His book on France is a delight. In his recipe for Pears in Red Wine he advises “wine not good enough to drink … Read More

Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Masterclass
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A Masterclass with Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron’s Brand Ambassador, Corinne Michot, was held at Chinoz on the Park. Brought to us by Geovinum Sdn Bhd together with the Sommelier Association of Malaysia, SOMLAY. The Chateau is a leading Pauillac 2eme … Read More

The Wine Lady’s June 2014 Newsletter
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This month we explore the health benefits (or not) of moderate wine consumption.  We have a fab mixed case offer from Chile, and yet another chocolate recipe from Nigella – can we ever get enough?

Wine O’Clock
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This month’s Newsletter covers some fabulous fortified wines, that I think everyone of legal drinking age should try.  To compliment these wines, there is a mouth-watering recipe that matches perfectly.

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