Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2009 & 2010 Antipodean Chablis Are you a Chablis drinker? A chardonnay purist who relishes the ethereal clarity of Chablis; a wine infused with flinty minerality and a saline quality that speaks so loudly of the soils it hails from it’s unmistakable. Then there’s the slippery, silky texture, largely unadulterated by oak, it’s glassy, lubricous, tantalizingly tangy palate invigorated by exhilarating steely acidity, ... read more >
I’m in nirvana, “a place or state characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world”.  Actually I’m at the Datai resort, Langkawi Island, 30 kilometers off the coast in the northern part of the Peninsular Malaysia where the Straits of Malacca meet the Indian Ocean. We are at the beach club, nestled amongst the jungle ... read more >
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Burghound in Asia Tasting Results Part of the ‘Unrivalled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay’ program, on Friday, April 8th, 108 wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts congregated at the St Regis Hotel, Singapore, for a two hour tasting of Domaine de la Romanee Conti served alongside wines from four other wineries encompassing America, Australia, Austria and New Zealand. There was much conjecture and to a degree, ... read more >
Antipodean Dinner at Singapore with Sam Neill Francois Labet & Andrew Jefford Well, as the numbness of our body and brain subsides, it is now feasible to reflect on the Burghound in Asia events. There were many highlights, although perhaps the star event of the whole program was the Antipodean Grands Crus, and that is saying something when you take in to account the incredible experiences we had,including the Datai resort, Langkawi Island ... read more >
Michael Thurner - Austrian Wine Master Class Austrian Wine Expert, Michael Thurner MBA, presents some of the top pinot noir and chardonnay produers that are sweeping the world wine stage. If you think great pinot noir and chardonnay only belongs to the realms of Burgundy, then you obviously have not tried Austrian wines, with pinot noir in particular taking centre stage. There are a lot of pinot ... read more >
Ted Lemon Extreme Sonoma Coast Ted Lemon takes us through the evolution of his ‘Extreme Sonoma Coast’ Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay and The Haven Pinot Noir. In probably what is the strongest evidence that the Singapore wine scene is truly evolving to a sophisticated consumers market, we are increasingly seeing some of the very best wines from the USA here. Putting this in to perspective, many ... read more >
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 >
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 >
Josh Jensen of Calera Wines, California Legendary Californian pioneer Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producer Josh Jensen liberates some incredible bottles from his cellar. California evokes so many surreal impressions and if you have ever been in vineyard country there, you sure end up “Californian Dreamin” - forever. Josh Jensen purchased his Mt. Harlan property in San Benito County in 1974, the same year Mama Cass died ... read more >
Asia Symphony of Wine and Flavours Burghound Unrivalled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay “The Burghound Phenomenon. Burgundy lends itself to obsessives, what with its hundreds of growers, thousands of named vineyards and maddening variations in vintages. The world's foremost Burgundy expert - who, thankfully, is also in possession of an acute palate – is Los Angeles-based Allen Meadows… No Burgundy lover leaves home for the ... read more >