Shalom Beaujolais Blog - The steep slops of fleurie Our intrepid Singapore sommelier, Shalom Chin follows the Fleurie trail and discovers Roman legions and pork chops... ... read more >
Shalom Beaujolais Blog - steep slops of up to 45 degrees inclination 14/11/2011 A closer look at the vines, a visit to a great producer in the region, and the future for Beaujolais. Part Two of a special report. ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - Horse ploughing the vines 08/11/2011 PART 5 of the Burgundy Series A more in-depth look about how the Burgundians care for their land and some extreme methods of Mdm Leroy. ... read more >
Bacchus - aka Kit Stevens It’s a rather odd feeling when you’re subconsciously reminded of someone deceased almost daily when you only met the person a few times in your life. I’m afraid to say this is not directly emotional; rather the street I drive down in Singapore constantly is named after his family, Stevens Road. ... read more >
Shalom Beaujolais blog - rolling hills of Beaujolais Our roving Singapore Sommelier, Shalom Chin, has drifted outside the realms and borders of burgundy to discover Beaujolais, and more importantly that there is more to Beaujolais than meets the eye. I have long been a champion of the Cru Villages wines, serious Beaujolais even if this wine of incredible charm is not meant to be too serious and has ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - The Famous Chalevier Montrachet Vineyard 07 /11/2011 PART 4 of the Burgundy Series The very first thing that got me interested in wine when I was seventeen was winemaking. After all, I was a science student. ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - A man whos knows the wines or DRC is paying homage to The sacred Cross of Romanee Conti 03/11/2011 PART 3 of the Burgundy Series The story behind Pinot Noir, philosophy of the Burgundians and some tasting notes. “Let me show you something you would find interesting,” said my guide, Elohim Balest. ... read more >
Ronald Brown - Wine to Water Our Cambodian correspondent, Darren Gall, tells a fascinating story of an Australian maverick winemaker building water wells for the poor in Cambodia and Sichuan province in China. ... read more >
Burgundy Fields of Gold 02/11/2011 PART 2 of the Burgundy Series As my guide, Elohim Balest of Alter&Go tours and I travelled along the highway from Dijon towards the vineyards of the Côte d’Or, there was aneerie fog that surrounded us. ... read more >
Shalom burgundy blog - Romanee Conti - look but don't touch Our intrepid Singapore sommelier, Shalom Chin has completed his vintage stint at Undhof Salomon in krems, Austria and has now surfaced in burgundy. Be sure to follow his blog as it no doubt, Shalom will leave no stone unturned... no holy terroir unexplored... ... read more >