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 >
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 >
Thai duck curry - breast meat cut in to smaller pieces Wife's Legendary Duck Curry – and toast to Kai Schubert, both his capacity to eat duck and their great pinot noir’s – Schubert Marion’s and Block B Duck curry and pinot noir – about as good as it gets when it comes to a harmonious food and wine pairings.  We have served up this dish to numerous visiting wine and ... read more >
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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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Francois Labet of Chateau de La Tour Find out with Francois Labet, Château de La Tour Clos Vougeot  Vieille Vignes Vertical Created by Cistercian monks between the 12th and 14th Century, the Grand Cru Appellation Clos de Vougeot is Burgundies most iconographic vineyard and well-known wine, with its wall-enclosed vineyard and commanding Château de Clos de Vougeot. Film buffs and gourmands will recall Clos de Vougeot 1845 ... read more >
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