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

PicPoul de Pinet AOC, France, 2015
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Produced by Vignerons de Florensac for Marks & Spencer PicPoul is a previously little-known grape that is now very fashionable and deservedly growing from strength to strength.  This wine featured in a lesson that included a delightful Chablis and yet … 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

Rosé-coloured glasses, Provence and beyond
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I last wrote about rosé wines 4 years ago when Provence was experiencing increased global demand for its deliciously fresh and fruity pale salmon-coloured wines.  They capture the idyllic Mediterranean lifestyle in a bottle. It’s been more than a passing … 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

Cote des Roses Rosé, Gerard Bertrand, 2015
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I have to admit that I was attracted to this wine by the beauty of the bottle design; its base (or punt) is in the shape of a rose, a rose for a rosé, an absolutely fabulous idea. I also wanted to test … Read More

Bourgogne Aligoté – Dubreuil Fontaine 2013
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Bourgogne Aligoté is the”other” white grape grown in Burgundy alongside its more fashionable sibling, Chardonnay.  This wine is light, crisp and refreshing with delicate floral and citrus aromatics and packed with flavours of lemon, apple and pear finishing with a … 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

Organic Mixed Case of Chateau Unang – Latest Vintage
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Chateau Unang, Ventoux AOC, Southern Rhone Valley, France Just arrived in KL in time for Christmas & New Year!!! Mixed Case RM815 (saving RM25)* 4 each of: Ventoux Blanc 2014 Ventoux Rosé 2014 Ventoux Rouge 2013 Mixed Case including La … 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

Jules Taste of Provence Master Class
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Thursday 17 April, 2014. The Taste of Provence Master Class held at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality, brought to us by Straits Wine Company together with the Sommelier Association of Malaysia (SOMLAY). Julian Faulkner of Domaine de Grand Cros in … Read More

Do you remember your first wine?
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No, I don’t either, I do however remember the first wine that made me sit up and take note – I was preparing a tasting note in fact. It was 15 years ago but I remember exactly where I was … 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

Provencal Wines Masterclass
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Currently on location in Provence, sampling another fabulous dry rosé wine from one of its varied Appellations (all for the benefit of readers of my wine blog) I remembered I had attended a master class on Vins de Provence last … 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.

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