Vino Session 024 - 18 Mar 2010
Person in charge: Kelvin Vino 1 Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot, Western Cape, South Africa 13.5%/ Rare and Fine Wines/ $140 Vino 2 Robert Mondavi Winery 2005 Napa Valley Oakvillie CA Cabernet Sauvignon 15%/ Rare and Fine Wines/ $252 Vino 3 Torres Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet 2005 Catalonia Spain 14%/ Rare and Fine Wines/ $108 Euge says: A surprise blind...
Vino Session 023 - 11 Mar 2010
Person in charge: Gary Vino 1 Thompson Estate, 2006 Pinot Noir,Margaret River, Australia 12.5% $240 margret river plus Vino 2 Bishop Head, Reserve 2006 Pinot Noir, Waipara Valley, New Zealand 13.8% $280 margret river plus Vino 3 Matthieu de Brully Bougogne 2004 % $78 Castello del vino Euge says: Vino 1 super green and vegetal with notes of strawberry. Vino 2 has stronger tannin and...
India Trip Part 2 - The Goods
Going on vacation can be such an exciting, yet entirely heart breaking experience. Arriving in India, we grasped at every opportunity to inhale the culture, sounds, sight, food. We also took a lot of pictures. It was so exasperating every time I clicked the (digital) shutter. I felt lame trying frantically to freeze time when I very well know that the end of our vacation was approaching. I...
Vino Session 022 - 04 Mar 2010
Person in charge : Euge Vino 1: Mulderbosch 2008 Wine of Origin Western Cap South Africa, Chenin Blanc 13.5% alc / Wineworld/ $105 Vino 2: Sula Vineyards 2007 Estate Bottles Nashik Wine of India 12.5%/ From India/ ~450 INR (less than $100 HKD) Vino 3: Clos Du Bourg Sec 2007 Vouvray 13%/ Watson’s/ ~270 Euge Says: Vino 1 was simple and bland. Maybe the other 2 wines had too...
Vino Session 020 - 18 Feb 2010
Person in charge : Linda / Tenny Vino 1 Montes Alpha 2007 Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5%/Watson’s Wine Cellar/$115 Vino 2 Chateau Pindefleur 2001 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 12.5%/from Valerie Wine and Bar/$235 Bill and Euge both absent
India Trip Part 1 - Burgundy Surprise
We embarked on a vacation to India with mixed feelings of utter excitement and dread. As we sat in our seats, anxious and apprehensive, we imagined ourselves strolling through the magnificent palaces of past maharaja’s while suffering from bouts of tummy distress. The aged decor of the rickety Airbus did nothing to soothe our nerves. In between spells of lethargy, we were shaken by the...
Blame it on free corkage. A night that should have been remembered now exists in my mind as a faded fragrance and a series of discoloured memories. It was a friend’s birthday, and we celebrated at a private kitchen that served authentic szechuan homecooking. Someone had brought a bottle of sauvignon blanc from New Zealand, and I had made a mental note to myself that it had matched...
Vino Session 019 - 11 Feb 2010
Person in charge: Stanley Vino 1 Chateau Talbot 2005 St Julien, Bordeaux 13% / Berry Bros & Rudd / $599 Bill says: This vintage did not have the bitterness that I have experienced with other younger year Talbot. Elegant red fruit. Very good.