Mount Edward winery and Drumlin vineyard We all have our mountains to climb—in life—some tougher than others. New Zealanders seem to be good at tackling the most difficult ones, like winegrower Duncan Forsyth at Mount Edward in Central Otago, assailing the treacherous slopes and objective dangers of being a vigneron, and having reached the elusive peaks of perfection with the perilous pinot noir grape. ... read more >
www.mountedward.co.nz I’m standing in Paul and Ruth Pretty’s kitchen sipping on a glass of Mount Edward Riesling 2013, whilst Ruth is cooking— in case you haven’t heard, Ruth just cooked for William  and Kate on their recent Royal Tour of New Zealand—so we are feeling rightly regal in her presence. ... read more >
Our man from Toronto, sufering badly from jetlag and about to be induced with Two Paddocks Riesling One of wife’s work colleagues from the Toronto office was in Singapore for a lightening visit and came over to our place for casual dinner. Looking squinty eyed and a little pale, Peter was clearly suffering from major jet lag, so we pumped a bit of Two Paddocks Riesling into him on arrival to see if we could revive the ... read more >
Budburst in Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Vineyard www.mounthorrocks.com I received this definitive photo from Stephanie Toole at Mount Horrocks taken this week in the Cordon Cut Vineyard with the message “Pray we don’t get any frosts!”, illustrating how vignerons are at the constant mercy of the weather and like any agriculture, there are crucial, nail biting moments or stages throughout the year than determine success or failure that ... read more >
Leon Beyer Tasting One of Alsace's most respected vignerons, Léon Beyer, from the family Maison Léon Beyer established in 1580, will conducting a Master Class at Taberna Wine Bar, Singapore. Arguably the most underappreciated wine region in the Asia market, for reasons wine journalists, sommeliers and restaurateurs cannot explain, given these wines are so well suited to both our climate and cuisine. Don't ... read more >
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Schlossgut Diel Masterclass by Victor Diel Mandatory riesling enlightenment at Taberna Wine Bar with a tutored by Victor Diel masterclass on Schlossgut Diel – places are limited, so be quick to RSVP, details below ... read more >
It’s getting close to 6pm, and you should be thinking about leaving the office and getting ready for Valentine’s dinner. Chaps, if you haven’t secured that restaurant booking by now, you are in deep shit; more shit than a Weeribee duck, or as a mate of mine says, “It’s like being in a shit shower and some bastards got the ... read more >
Salomon winery - Riesling Ready to be pressed Day 19: 14/10/2011 The Finale for Moi Shalom recounts the last day of his vintage experience at Undhof Salmon. He is now heading for Burgundy and will continue his blog as he travels the region, which I am sure will make for continued interesting reading... ... read more >
Salomon - Krems - A gorgeous day at Kogl vineyard Day 18: 13/10/2011 - A beautiful day to pick Today was a great day. The weather was perfect and everything was calm. Ferments were well on their way. The winemaking team decided to lend a hand to the harvesting team. It was getting stuffy in the winery with all the CO2 gas being produced from the ferment and we need ... read more >
Yellow berries on left vs green on right and some purple Day 16: 11/10/2011 The Rain is gone! Today is a beautiful day. I know I said that last week but after 5 days of rain, it was good to see the sun was up, the sky was blue and the chill was gone. There was nothing much going on today except for 10 bins of Riesling from the kögl vineyard ... read more >