Calera Reed Pinot Noir 2008 - California, USA USA – Red Wine of the Year Amongst the plethora of wineries on this planet and ever-increasing choice, or perhaps bewilderment for the consumer, there is a select group of iconic brands and individual winemakers that stand head and shoulders above the rest. They are the benchmark for all other producers and greatly respected by fellow winemakers and equally revered ... read more >
Kota Kinabalu Food Fest 2011 Kota Kinabalu's first food festival makes its inaugural debut from 9th July 2011 (Saturday) to 22nd July 2011 (Friday). Appropriately themed as “A Tasty Turn of Events”, the Kota Kinabalu Food Festival is a 2 week showcase of Food & Beverage establishments in and around Kota Kinabalu. Organized by Malaysia's first premier online lifestyle magazine, LifeAndStyle.com.my, the crux of the ... read more >
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Tate Modern Restaurant London One normally hesitates when recommending to ‘dine’ in a gallery or museum beyond basic sustenance, but Tate Modern’s restaurant on level 7 is an exception, not only offering modern (as you would expect) high quality, seasonal-focused food but also possibly one of the best dining views in London. To gain the maximum appreciation of this brilliant art deco style building ... read more >
The first phase of the summer holidays sees us on Singapore Airlines A380 to Paris. What a difference it is to fly in this jet albatross, even if we were in cattle class. A little advice, if you’re in economy try to get seats in the upperdeck, a small section at the rear of the cabin that is economy yet, ... read more >
Wine dinner Following on from our hugely successful Burghound event "An Unparalleled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay”, in another coup de mâitre, The Wandering Palate and Hermitage Wine bring together two renown Pinot Noir virtuosos from the most southern reaches of cool-climate wine regions in the world - Sam Neill, acclaimed actor and proprietor of Two Paddocks in Central Otago, New ... read more >
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Black Velvet Cake We discovered a cake shop the other day with a difference, moreover an inspiring example of trusting one’s gut instinct and being brave enough to make a courageous career change after 20 years in a totally unrelated industry. Classic Cakes opened its doors in 2005 when Charles Quek finally succumbed to his passion for baking, leaving behind 20 years in ... read more >
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Came across this mixed dozen offering from Berry Bros & Rudd, which struck me as not only as very good value but an ideal mix of regions and styles. And more importantly, organically grown grapes. Interesting to see Dominique Lafon using screwcap closure for his Macon Blanc, unquestionably the right way to go and should rattle the cages in this ... read more >