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

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

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

Wine & Sun in Switzerland – Really?
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My thoughts before a recent trip to Geneva: cold weather, dull and expensive wines made from weird grape varieties. I stayed with a friend and felt, on behalf of my dear blog readers, duty bound to pay her local vineyard … 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

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

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

Newsletter – Provencal Pinks – Jan 2013
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The first newsletter of the year was of course about New Year’s Resolutions, none of them including wine thankfully.  An update on Provencal Rosés, details of the the launch of another Beginners Food & Wine Club.  A lovely new Recipe … Read More

Newsletter- Chateau Unang, Xmas 2012
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See my Xmas newsletter for details of these exciting new wines and festive recipes matched perfectly…………

Potato, Parsnip & Porcini Gratin
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From Nigella Christmas by Nigella Lawson Serves 8 Ingredients: 10g dried porcini mushrooms 150ml boiling water from a kettle 50g butter 1 tbsp garlic oil 500ml milk 500ml double cream 3 star anise 1/2 tsp salt pepper 900g potatoes 900g … Read More

Smoked Salmon Soda Breads
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From Nigella Xmas by Nigella Lawson Makes 30 canapés Ingredients: 100g Creme Fraiche 50g Horseradish sauce 1 loaf of brown soda bread sliced (or other wholemeal bread) 225g very thinly sliced smoked salmon 75g pickled red cabbage small bunch of … Read More

Tapenade
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(by James Martin from BBC Housecall) Ingredients 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 lemon, juice only 3 tsp capers, chopped 6 anchovy fillets, chopped 250g black olives, pitted small bunch fresh parsley, chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper 2-4 tbsp … Read More

Savoie Salad
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From “Matching Food & Wine”, Michel Roux Jr Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 Salad Potatoes Walnut Oil 200g Streaky Bacon cut into lardons (thin strips) Olive Oil Red Wine Vinegar 750g Salad Leaves Seasoning 2 Shallots 300g Comte or Gruyere cheese … Read More