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

Latest Wine Offer & Beginner’s Wine Course
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The 2014 Wine and Food Club for Beginners starts after Chinese New Year and will be held on two Fridays each month.  

Wooing Tree Vineyard Masterclass
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Friday 13 September, KL Wooing Tree Vineyard Masterclass was held at Hugo’s on 6, Best Western Premier Dua Sentral, organised by New Zealand Unlimited together with the Sommelier Association of Malaysia (SOMLAY) Steve Farquharson is co-owner of the Vineyard along … 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.

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

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

M is for Medoc Marathon
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I have started running again, outside rather than on a treadmill, and I am loving it. I have even signed up for some official (short race) competitions and I was reminded recently about the Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux, France. This … Read More

The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club
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I am sorry to say that this isn’t the launch of my latest wine course, or book club for that matter. It is the name of a new book, one that I wish I had written, by the very talented … Read More

Apple, Mincemeat & Nut Strudel
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From Delia Smith’s Christmas by Delia Smith Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 Bramley apples, weighing about 560gms in total 225gm mincemeat (Commercial) Grated zest of 1 orange Grated zest of 1 lemon 1 heaped tbsp soft brown sugar ½ tsp ground … Read More

Wine Service in Malaysia
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At the end of last year I was approached by SOMLAY, the Malaysian Sommelier society to cover the South East Asia Best Sommelier Competition. They wanted me to attend the three day competition as their official writer, attend master classes … 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

New Food & Wine Club for Beginners
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Food & Wine Club – a new Beginners Course Starting at the ABWM House in Bangsar 2x Fridays every month Come along to the Introductory Session (effectively Lesson 1) Friday 15th February, 11.30 am – 1.30pm The course runs for … 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”

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