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Archive for October 3rd, 2009

Barolo98In April 2007, I walked into a Wine Appreciation class, and that opened my heart to the world of WINE and started my journey in understanding wine.  I was known as the Madam in class.  Somehow the instructor and the people that attended the class thought I was a police officer, which is also known as Madam in Hong Kong.   I loved the name because it sounded very authoritative!

I always enjoy wine but understanding the old world wine is always difficult.  When I walked into a wine shop and stood in front of the France session, there are the different regions – Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and so on.  And then there are various towns within the region, but I still couldn’t figure out the grape varieties or if the price tag is reasonable.   And then there is Italy, Spain… forget it! (more…)

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