Phillip Jones winemaker of Bass Phillip Phillip Jones from Bass Phillip - New World Pinot Noir like you have never seen before! Proprietor and winemaker of Bass Phillip, Phillip Jones is an enigma to some and a genius to others. He knows more about Burgundy than any Burgundian winemaker I know, yet refutes any suggestion that his wine might be “Burgundian in style”, and yet wine ... read more >
lalou-bize-leroy One of the crowning event’s of our Burghound in Asia program and suitably so for the ‘Queen of Burgundy’, Madame (Lalou) Bize-Leroy is arguably one of the most well-known if not controversial persons in Burgundy. She is the owner of Domaine d’Auvenay and Domaine Leroy and since 1955 has been at the helm of the family’s negociant business, Maison Leroy, ... read more >
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Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay Conducted by Paul Georgiadis Penfolds Viticulturalist & Grower “The ABC (anything but chardonnay) syndrome is not relevant anymore, unless you want to change it to ‘another brilliant chardonnay” – The Wandering Palate This vertical of Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is perhaps one of our most enlightening master classes, not only in the sense of an unprecedented showing of this wine in ... read more >
Schubert Wines Block B Pinot Noir 2008 Must-Have Wines Best of the Lunar Drinking Year Tiger 2010 Its six years since I first visited Schubert winery and I have been an avid follower of their wines ever since. Indeed, I would go as far to say Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling make some of the most profound pinot noir on this planet from their tiny vineyards in ... read more >
Antipodean Grand Crus of Burgundy Antipodean – “Two points, places, or regions that are situated diametrically opposite to one another on the earth’s surface – especially the country that is opposite to one’s own” It would be fair to say New Zealand and France are diametrical opposites in more ways than one, even though the French came very close to colonizing New Zealand, passing Captain ... read more >
Champagne master class Distinguishing terroir in a single vineyard Champagne There is no question Champagne is a very unique region and its wines distinctive in their “sense of place”, resonating terroir. There is however some debate that truly distinctive terroir cannot be achieved in a wine that is blended from multiple regions and vintages. Perhaps the interpretation of terroir itself is being misinterpreted ... read more >
Undhof Salomon Pfaffenberg Riesling 2005 The Salomon’s are a remarkable wine family, acquiring the Undhof around 1780, which was once the farm building of a Capuchin monastery, and have been producing wines since 1792. The Undhof is located in twin town of Stein (Krems/Stein), one of the oldest wine centers in Austria, founded on wine a millennium ago when the monks who followed Charlemagne's army ... read more >
Felton Road vineyard, aerial view An Antipodean Grand Cru Yes I am being mischievous here exploiting the term Grand Cru, moreover a wink to Allen Meadows’ title for his newly minted book ‘The Pearl of the Côte – the Great Wines of Vosne-Romanée’, however if there is an Antipodean equivalent to the famous Burgundy region of Vosne-Romanee and its Grand Cru, Felton Road most definitely ... read more >
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matt-kramer If you were teaching newcomers to wine, what would you tell them? Whenever I’m asked to speak in front of a group, especially in a place such as Singapore where wine is just becoming an object of intense interest, I always point out that being an American is an asset. This cryptic comment always draws quizzical looks. Being an American, ... read more >
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James Halliday presents Wine with Asian Cuisine One of the feature events in the Asia Symphony of Wine & Flavours program and complimenting our theme of ‘Unrivalled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay’, legendary Australian wine writer and critic James Halliday will present some of Australia’s leading cool-climate producers and benchmark examples of contemporary, ‘new world’ chardonnay and pinot noir. ... read more >