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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Christmas Eve Dinner with Bubbly and Port

Dangling blue and silver ornaments on the Christmas tree. . . Santa Claus is coming to town. . . This year finally saw a real Christmas tree in our house. Paying HK$399 for the real thing justified our daughter’s persistent request since last year. Of course, her request wasn’t just the pine tree, but a whole Christmas eve dinner at home as well. Searching for ideas for the big dinner online kept us busy for weeks. Fortunately, the “wine department” was under my care, and my last encounter to the quest for season bubbly came handy. 1995 Fleury Champagne it would be, for the Christmas eve dinner! We didn’t go for the… Read More

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Toast to Our Turkey Dinner Wine Pairing

The weather is getting colder, Christmas around the corner. The big bird on the dinner table, accompanied by homemade gravy or the ready-made urban substitute nowadays, is usually not complete without the uncorking of some worthy wines. Yes, the wine lover will never miss any opportunity to instill the beloved beverage to an occasion. Naturally, Christmas dinner will never escape this passion. After all, the spirits will always rejoice with this magic potion! Turkey Dinner Wine Pairing Okay, back to the gobble gobble turkey. I have put together some recommendations on the wines that may go well with the big bird on your dinner table, and more importantly, won’t burn a big… Read More

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