Rosé coloured glasses
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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 that capture the idyllic Mediterranean lifestyle in a bottle. It’s been more than a passing … 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

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

Newsletter – Your Wine Type – May 2013
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In this month’s newsletter take a fascinating online test to discover why you like the wines you like.  This month’s wine offer is a fabulous reduction in price of a Classic Red. I also offer suggestions on wines to pair … Read More

Newsletter-Food & Wine Matching-May’12
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This month’s Newsletter sees the launch of the inaugural Wine & Supper Club, a link to the Food & Wine Matching App from Natalie Maclean and of course not forgetting “wines of the month”

Baked Chocolate Tart
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From “The Naked Chef” by Jamie Oliver Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 x 25cm pastry tart shell, baked blind 140g unsalted butter 150g chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 8 tbsps cocoa powder small pinch of salt 4 eggs 200g caster sugar 3 … Read More

Autumnal Reds
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Around about now if we were in Europe we would be thinking (well I would) about opening a reasonably robust warm tannic red wine to enjoy in front of the fire – just the thing after a day wrapped up … Read More

Curried Chickpea, Lentil & Pumpkin Dip
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(This is in fact based on Gordon Ramsey’s curried chickpea samosa filling) Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp hot curry powder 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 small onion, peeled and finely … Read More