December is like a magical month. A month when people go slow, feel pleasant and generally happy. This is also the month of counting down, to Christmas and to New Year. In essence December is all about the letter ‘c’, celebration. The wines of Champagne have always been highly prized for such occasions, but most […]
I am sorry amici. But whenever I think Italian, the first thing that comes to mind, is Mafia. That’s before pizza, wines, truffles and olive oil. No offence but that’s how Hollywood portrayed you guys. Blame it on Francis Ford Coppola. Istituto del vino italiano di qualità Grandi Marchi, or the Italian Wine Institute of Premium Brands represents nineteen family owned […]
Imagine. You are seated across a special someone in a classy restaurant. The server waltzes across the room and takes your order. You ask for a good bottle of red. He smiles and magically brings your favourite bottle to you. Skilfully, he opens the bottle, you nod and he pours a small portion for you […]
Crowd. Small talks. Getting in and out the way. Recalling all these as part of the Wine Fiesta experience, it is time I pen my closure to this year’s episode. Almost thirty producers and close to hundred of labels, my old world hunt was less than ideal. Finding balance was a challenge, with a few […]
Gees… What crew did Straits Wine hired? Merry-men of Santa Claus right before Christmas? It took one night, and the Wine Fiesta layout was shuffled. First of the many wineries present was ARA with their highly expressive wines from Marlborough. I mentioned the flank was missing, now I stood corrected.
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