1970 Giordano Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

Two Years of Delay of My Old World Wine

The Two Years Delay It has almost been five years, the last blog clocked in October 2015. Looking back at the blog about “chicken poop” of the Bordelais, it still triggers silly grin. Somehow the once upon a time determination to post a blog every month, faded with distraction of life and work. Luckily the uncorking has not ceased albeit a little inconsistent ever since. I was about to share the post about some of the old world wine tasted two years ago, but more distraction came along the way. So, here you are, the post that was delayed for two years! The Beginning of the Old World Wine Rioja… Read More

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From left: 2012 Volpi Moscato, 2010 Mâcon-la Roche Vineuse Les Cras Olivier Merlin, 2013 Albert Bichot Beaujolais Nouveau, 2004 Chateau du Tetre Margaux, BBR Wm Pickering 20yr Tawny Port

November Wine Frenzy

It’s the time of the year again! I have been following the tradition of the new wine in November. Yes “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !” My first posting about this interesting topic was two years ago. Since then, the special November wine always appeared at the right time on my dinner table. November Wine Frenzy Ponti had a great deal this year from the usual producer Albert Bichot. It was HK$149 per bottle, buy 2 get 1 free — truly a steal, cheapest in 3 years! After gathering the numbers from my network of wine lovers, we decided to go for 15. However I was too late in placing the order,… Read More

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Summer Wine Party

Wine Party A party without loud music, perhaps not suitable for teenagers, was what we had last week. I called it a wine party even though we only tasted 5 different wines during the enchanted night. 6 of us sharing the above wines was just appropriate, nicely not to throw us off alcohol limit into binge drinking! The Whites Our wine party began with Marlborough 2011 Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc, a little charming one as aperitif. Everyone just had a tiny glass of this as I used half of the bottle to cook live mussels. Why this particular wine? The principle is simple – tasty wine will cook to delicious dishes while leftover or… Read More

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Summer Everyday Drinking

The summer heat has been lingering in the atmosphere for a while. It’s also the time to see the appearance of our yearly visitor —  typhoon, in this part of the world. While HK observatory prepares for the annual “battle”, I have something else to worry about. It’s not lives and properties threatening like the typhoon, but it’s my wine chiller threatening — I’m running out of everyday drinking wine! Actions need to be taken, and here is something that I’ve looked into for the summer everyday drinking. Summer Everyday Drinking from BBR Chateau Villa Bel-Air Region: Graves, Bordeaux, France Grapes: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc Vintage: 2007 Style: medium body,… Read More

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