A summer of wine education

A summer of wine education

Summer came and went. Along with it were The Business Times Wine Challenge 2015, a short trip to Napa Valley for my Certified Wine Educators examination,…

Singapore Wine Fiesta 2014, biggest ever

Singapore Wine Fiesta 2014, biggest ever

Every October I have something exciting to look forward. One, my birthday. Two, the Singapore Wine Fiesta. In its seventh year since the event’s humble beginning in…

Eddie McDougall – The Flying Winemaker

Eddie McDougall – The Flying Winemaker

Who is Eddie McDougall? If you have that question in your head, I am certain you are not alone. I was equally clueless when I first heard the name,…

Back from Wine Educator’s exam

Back from Wine Educator’s exam

I thank you if I have been missed. Having just came back from an intensive month of studying, I admit that one should not expect…

Turbiana, is it a Trebbiano or not?

Turbiana, is it a Trebbiano or not?

Modern DNA profiling ability has enabled researchers to name most grapes and their parentage. But for those who won’t be spending time on reports, they…

Fast track to becoming a Wine Expert

Fast track to becoming a Wine Expert

Lean. Thin. Acidic. Astringent. Bitter. No, not your mother-in-law. And not me, either. These are the notes that recently appeared in a wine critic’s notebook….