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The idea of roasting a lamb from New Zealand serving with Bordeaux red was very tempting.  It wasn’t long that the idea came to fruition, with many lamb lovers and wine enthusiasts jumped with joy and joined the feast. (more…)

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Following up on my plea for help on how to drink the 1975 Chateau Cantenac Brown last week, I actually got together with Madam (and a few friends) and cracked open the bottle.

Per Madam’s instructions, we didn’t really aired the wine at all and drank it somewhere between 15min to 30min after it was open and decanted (in case of sediment).

To tell the truth, I didn’t have much expectation for the wine due to the shoulder level status of the bottle – in fact, I had lots of doubts that it would actually be drinkable at all. (more…)

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Artist: Joe Petruccio

What do you know about 1961?

It was one of the greatest vintage in Bordeaux.

It was the year that JF Kennedy stepped into the Oval Office in Washington DC.

It was the year that East Germany constructed the Berlin Wall.

It was the year that “Are You Lonesome Tonight” by Elvis Presley, “Moon River” by Henry Mancini and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens topped the Chart.

In January 2010, it is the year that I tasted a1961 Bordeaux. (more…)

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This dish may sound simple, but I could assure you there was lots of preparation that went behind the scene.

The duck was marinated with clove, salt and pepper for 15 hours, then slow cooked in the oven for 2 hours then grilled until brown.  After that, the skin and meat were shredded into pieces and put aside.  Next was to prepare the broth with what was left with the duck – the bones.  (more…)

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Does anyone know how long to breath this Chateau Cantenac Brown 1975. It is a gift from a friend and I have no idea how long it would take to get the best favour.

Suggestions, guess, and others, all welcome! Also, note the near shoulder level of the wine – does this mean it is ‘must drink’? (more…)

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It was a couple of days after Xmas 09,
When all and all was dandy and fine,
I invited some friends over for supper,
What a surprise, they returned with such a favour,

With them came a bottle of 1996 Cos D’Estournel,
A GRAND CRU from Saint Estephe,
What a treat, what a delightful tale,
We saved it to go with my oven roasted quail, (more…)

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Source: shvartsur.com

How are you spending your Christmas?  Well, it depends on your age group, I guess.

The wild and crazy days when we would dance till dawn then search for breakfast in TST with a group of close friends has sadly passed, but I can say it was good to be young!  Somewhere down the path, the theme has somehow shifted to food and wine – a big feast! (more…)

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「人生得意須盡歡 莫使金樽空對月」

李白,有「詩仙」的美譽,是唐朝著名詩人,亦是本小姐很喜愛的詩人,這兩句源於李白將進酒》的至理名言一直都是本小姐的座右銘。 (more…)

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First Growth

My goal is to taste the 61 wines of 1855 Bordeaux Classification, hopefully before I kick the bucket. To commemorate the journey, the bottles are displayed nicely in my dining room. (more…)

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It was a wine tasting lunch on a cold and breezy Saturday. The wine was known as Chateau Mouton Barone Philippe in the 70’s, but now everyone knows the wine as Chateau d’Armalihac – a fifth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification.

As with most of the Chateaus in Bordeaux, the history of the vineyard had gone through many changes and ownership.  It was sold to Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1933 and became part of the Mouton Rothschild family. (more…)

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