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This is the vineyard founded by Baron Philippe Rothschild of Ch Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi in 1979.   The name Opus One was chosen by Baron Philippe – Opus, a musical analogy denoting the first masterpiece of a composer.  Hence it is the masterpiece of two wine genius from the old world and the new world. (more…)

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My fascination of wine always was to find out the story behind a label.   This makes wine more interesting, as it isn’t just a competition on how many aromas you can find in a wine.  At the end it is still a product and as a consumer you make the decision if you are willing to pay the price to enjoy alone or with a meal. (more…)

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Wine & Spirit Fair This is an exciting week for wine lovers, so many tasting workshops and wine dinners in town to choose from.  You only wish you could attend all.  But then there are 2 things you must have to satisfy the desire – deep pocket and precious time! The simple fact behind the buzz is that there are many wine makers and experts in town for the International Wine & Spirits Fair. (more…)

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Wine Festival @ Cyberport

Wine Festival - 1Wine Festival is a good way to explore wines you will seldom buy and be a bit adventurous in tasting wines from different parts of the world.

The Wine Festival at Cyberport ran for 3 days from Oct 25th.  There were around 20+ companies showcasing their wines.  (more…)

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Robert Mondavi 1Robert Mondavi, a legend in Napa Valley.  There was no doubt that he put Napa Valley on the wine map and shocked the wine world in the famous 1976 Paris Tastings. In my opinion, in some ways, made wine more approachable to ordinary people like us.

My husband and I took a vacation in the west coast of US last summer.  It was July 2008 and we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.  There was a copy of Wine Spectator in the room; on the cover was Robert Mondavi, who had just passed away in May.  (more…)

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Clos de SarpeHave you ever tried barrel tasting?  It’s the tasting of wine straight from the oak barrel.  It was a wonderful experience, not because of the tasting, but because you feel the passion from the winemaker!

This summer I visited Bordeaux with my husband.  Through my work contact, I happened to have the opportunity to visit Chateau Clos De Sarpe, a Grand Cru vineyard in St Emilion.  It was a private tour arranged just for me and my husband.   The day of the visit was National Day, so I was very lucky that the Chateau owner also the winemaker was in town and hosted the tour. (more…)

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Blanc de TalbotThis summer, my husband and I spent a week in shopping in Paris and wine tasting in Bordeaux: my kind of vacation!

As a wine lover, it is pure ecstasy just the thought of visiting Bordeaux.  Standing at the vineyard, smelling the fresh air with the backdrop of blue sky felt like home.  It was so amazing.

We visited a total of 6 vineyards in the 3 days we stayed at Bordeaux.   We went with a wine tour organized by the Bordeaux Tourism Board, visiting Château Desmirail, Château Pontet Canet and Château Gruaud-Larose.  (more…)

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