Thai and Grill and Sauvignon Blanc
We have always preferred lime soda, fresh coconut juice or even a cold can of coke to quench the flavour explosions of lemongrass, chillies and holy basil typical in thai food. As fate had it, we went to Thai and Grill at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for dinner and decided that it was a good idea to order wine with dinner. Numerous wine with thai food pairing suggestions could be found on the...
Vino Session 013 - 30 Dec 2009
person in charge: Stanley Vino 1 Chateau Combel la serre 2005 Cahors malbec 12.5% / Soho wines & spirits / $200 Vino 2 Chateau de Labourgade 2005 margaux cabernet savignon 13.5% / Soho wines & spirits / $350 Euge says: First time to drink a french malbec, Vino 1 (6/10) was a pleasant surprise with enough fruit and spice. Vino 2 was very closed when first approached, but halfway...
Vino Session 012 - 23 Dec 2009
person in charge: everybody! For the holiday season, we had a special Champagne extravaganza session! We tasted 5 bottles of champagne/ sparkling of moderate price ranges. We had a unanimous opinion on the best champagne and the least favourite! Vino 1: Veuve Devaux A Blanc de noir, with creamy pudding nose, interesting cheesy smell and delicious earthy notes. Very still bubbles. On the...
Vino Session 011 - 17 Dec 2009
person in charge : Euge Vino 1 Louis Latour 2007 Pouilly – Fuisse, Burgundy, France Chardonnay 13% / $ 209 / Oliver’s Vino 2 De Ladoucette 2006 Pouilly – Fume, Loire Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% / $ 318 / Oliver’s Vino 3 Marc Gredif, sur lie 2006 Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Melon de Bourgogne 12% / $ 139 / Oliver’s Bonus Vino 4 Berry’s William Pickering, 20-year-old...
Othello is a tragedy by Shakespeare. The name on this wine bottle to me, embodies the aspiration of creating a wine that is timeless and dramatic. Should we judge a wine by its bottle? Could a legendary name on a bottle impose a partiality of expectations to the unknowing consumer? Tasting the Othello, would we be torn amongst a world of vengeance and hatred, romantic struggle and let-downs,...
Christmas is the time to celebrate and be with your loved ones. Sitting in front of the fireplace (in the case for Hong Kong, the television is the hearth of one’s home), we exchange presents and laughter with a lot of family/friends, food and drinks. In search of a wine perfect for the festive season, I had my first encounter with a wine from Yarra Yering, the Dry Red No.1 2006. ...
Vino Session 010 - 9 Dec 2009
person in charge: German Vino 1 Chateau La Commanderie De Queyret 2005 Bordeaux superieur 13% / $150 / Red Wine Cellar Vino 2 Chateau La Commanderie De Queyret 2006 Bordeaux superieur 13% / $150 / Red Wine Cellar Vino 3 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1997 Pauillac 13% / $560 / Vintelligence Vino 4 (Bonus Vino): Les Tourelles de Longueville 2005 Pauillac 13.5% / $3XX / from bryant Euge Says: Vino...
Someone asked me what tasting notes were. I answered: Tasting notes are sounds delivered when pressing ones index fingers along the rim of a wine glass. Different wines are unique in their molecular composition, affecting the tonal qualities of the fluid in vibration. These subtle changes in frequency creates telling tones of wine variety and vintage. Therefore, for wine connoisseurs,...
Vino Session 009 - 3 Dec 2009
person in charge: Leonard Chateau de Malleret 2003 haut-medoc, cru bourgeois cabernet sauvignon 13% / $208 / C!tysuper Bill says: dry, salty mineral. Good balance of fruit, oak, vanilla and a touch of toasted coffee at finish. Pts 7/10! nice! Euge says: Great Value! Enough complexity and a very friendly cab.
Pinot Noir Tasting Was Adventurous
I’ve never had much luck with American wines, too much oak, too much fruit, too ripe. This sort of bias is akin to (some) Americans generalizing that Chinese food is too greasy, too much msg, fortunes in cookies misleading. When the opportunity came to educate ourselves with Pinot Noirs from the West Coast, we quickly embarked on a Flight-Tasting of Pinot Noirs from Oregon and...