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

Tasting of Light & Refreshing Wines
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Sign up for a Masterclass on Light & Refreshing White Wines on Friday 10 March – particularly if you are bored with Sauvignon Blanc!!! Includes Refreshing Lunch Perfectly matched with a seafood menu from Southern Rock Seafood. Deadline for signup … Read More

Last chance in KL to attend my Beginners Course
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Last chance to  attend my wine course.  Beginners classes starting at SRS Bangsar on Friday 17 February.  More details here.  Sign up asap.

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

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

Wine Choices for Barbecue Recipes
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Food and wine matching or pairing is highly subjective; mainly because taste is a very personal thing. I was able to conduct a few wine matching experiments this summer with a string of friends and relatives who visited us in … Read More

A Provencal Picnic
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Here I am in Provence for the summer, once again making sure readers of my blog get up-to-date advice on the local dry, fresh, and fruity pink wines produced in the area. I wanted to do a piece on Provencal … Read More

Newsletter – Summer Days – June 2013
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This month’s Newsletter offers some ideas for wine tourism for anyone travelling this summer.  Otherwise you can have summer in your glass and on your plate with this month’s mixed case offer and a really yummy dessert recipe.

Making Wine Progress
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At a lunch recently I was very pleasantly surprised to see a progressive wine list. The Acme Bar in KL has arranged its wines into categories according to taste and flavour. For example they have grouped their whites as aromatic, … Read More

Quiche of Many Colours
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From www.CanadianLiving.com Serves 8 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cup (375 ml) all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed 1/4 cup lard or cold butter, cubed 1 egg yolk 1 tsp vinegar Filling: 1 pack (500 g) spinach 2 tbsp … Read More

Wine Tasting & SilverPlus Open House
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Thursday 16th May 10am – 3pm This event was a huge hit.  Visitors were able to taste some wines and take a look at the lovely silver jewellery from SilverPlus, some  just come for coffee and cake. We tasted the … Read More

Jamie’s Lemon & Basil Pasta
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One of Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals (noted from the TV episode) Serves 4 Ingredients: 500g of Fresh Tagliatelle or Paperdelle 1.5 Lemons (juice & zest) 150g grated Parmesan (25g reserved for serving) Coarse sea salt flakes, Pepper 2 egg … Read More

Z is for Zinfandel
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This is my favourite grape variety; so in many ways I have saved the best until last for this A-Z blogging Challenge. This red grape variety has its homeland in California. It is also one and the same grape as … Read More

W is for Wine Apps
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If you go to itunes and type in “wine” you will see numerous sub-categories to choose from each containing several apps. I haven’t explored them all but I did use this A-Z Challenge as an opportunity to try a few … Read More

U is for Umami
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I plan to talk about Wine Apps in a few days but couldn’t wait to let you know about “WineQuest” which, and I quote, “after a quick taste interview can predict if you’re going to love, like, or simply hate … Read More

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