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

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

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

R is for Riesling Romance
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So many R possibilities. I was sorely tempted to cover the Rhone Valley for the R blog but I Realized that would take days, so much to blog about but then I thought about Riesling and couldn’t Resist. Recently I … Read More

Pear-Cheese Strata
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  From Wine, Food & Friends, by Karen MacNeil Serves 10 Ingredients: Cooking Spray 10 (50gm) slices sturdy white bread 2 cups late harvest sweet riesling or other sweet white wine ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 1 ½ … Read More

G is for Grapes, Wine Grapes
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The wonderful Jancis Robinson MW recently published a book listing 700 of the most popular grape varieties. Along with her co-authors and using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis it details almost 1,400 distinct vine  varieties. This is my kind of … Read More

D is for Dosage (I’m talking Champers)
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This post should be read with a heavy French accent – I have given pronunciation clues where necessary. The dosage (le dosaaarge) describes one of the final steps in the process relating to the Traditional Method of sparkling wine production. … Read More

C is for Cooking (with Wine)
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Obviously I could have written about Chardonnay although I have done that before, or indeed Champagne or Chenin Blanc but don’t worry they are in the pipeline as topics for this month’s blog challenge. Cooking with wine or cooking to … Read More

An Italian Lesson
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I’m guessing the majority of you feel Italian wine labels offer very little indication as to the usually delicious liquids residing inside the bottle. Some wines even come without a back label. This is probably not going to change very … Read More

Insalata Caprese
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From “Jamie’s Italy” by Jamie Oliver Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 x 150gm balls of buffalo mozzarella 2 handfuls of good, mixed ripe tomatoes of different shapes and sizes White of 1 spring onion, very finely sliced Extra virgin olive oil … Read More

Goat’s Cheese, Pecan & Bacon Salad
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From BBC Good Food (www.bbcgoodfood.com)  Serves 2 Ingredients: ½ frisée lettuce, washed and root trimmed off 1 head chicory, split into leaves 1 handful pecans, toasted 100gm log goat’s cheese, cut into 4 slices 2 slices sourdough bread, toasted and … Read More

Newsletter-Chablis or Chardonnay? June’12
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So which one is your favourite? Read the June Newsletter to find out, naturally there are wines of the month and a delicious recipe too

Newsletter-Food & Wine Club Launch-Oct’12
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In the October Newsletter – details of the Food & Wine Club, Recipe and Wine of the Month

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…………

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