Posts Tagged ‘wine’

Decanters.. we all know about them. They come in different shapes and sizes. Some are round, some shaped like funnels, others like swans, ducks, musical instruments, and even elongated poisonous snakes.

Yes, I’m talking about the range of decanters from Riedel, the company famous for making different shaped and sized glasses for different wine varietals. But while Riedel has certainly made its point with its wine glasses, it doesn’t feel the same way with decanters. In fact, Riedel doesn’t feel anything of the sort when it comes to decanters except that it has to look good on the table, hence its emphasis on design and style. (more…)


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Caprice with an impressive open kitchen, a showcase of fine dining with the Pastry Chef in the forefront displaying rows of tempting desserts for all the guests.

The Michelin 2-star restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine in an upscale hotel with a spectacular harbor view.  The holiday set lunch offered a good selection on appetizers and main course accompanied with a glass of house wine selected by the Sommelier.  (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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Sauvignon Blanc有一個很浪漫的中文譯名 – 長相思, 不知道背後有沒有什麼故事。

新西蘭 Marlbourough 區出產的長相思舉世知名, Cloudy Bay 亦是當地名氣最大的酒莊。長相思最適合在氣候偏冷的地方生長, 可以充份令葡萄的特質表現出來 -青草、青椒、桂花和 gooseberry。 (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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Artist:Michael Raaum / http://www.michaelraaum.com

Maybe it’s the festivity spirit, maybe it’s the popping sound at the stroke of midnight or maybe it’s the thought of birthday candles waiting around the corner, somehow the image of my first Dom Pérignon lingers on.

Let’s turn back the clock for 9 years; the setting was the Picasso Restaurant in the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas.  It was my birthday; we were all dressed up for the dinner. I was flipping through the wine list; and the only thing I wanted was the Dom.  (more…)

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BBQ SpareribsIt was the night of the 25th; I was sipping a glass of white wine with friends in a nicely decorated kitchen while watching my husband preparing the Christmas feast.  A tasty feast for the holiday……

BBQ Spareribs with mixed vegetables

Pork Tenderloin in garlic sauce

Roast Chicken with rosemary (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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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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