A Gonzalez Byass Wine Dinner @ Grand Hyatt KL

Up till this point, I had never heard this word spoken as often as I did this past week, Bodegas. And when you talk about Bodegas, you talk about Sherry. Bodegas are actually storage houses where sherry is aged and matured. And up till today, I only knew of one sort of Sherry. The sweet […]

The Allegrini Wine Dinner at Villa Danieli

We were back at Villa Danieli last week for an Allegrini wine dinner. The best of North Italy is embodied in the wines of Allegrini, so I am told. The family-run estate that have been working the vineyards since the 16th century and are famed for being Amarone producers. The showcased wines Palazzo della Torre, La Grola and La […]

Wine Fiesta 2014 @ Ben’s Publika

The Wine Fiesta 2014 organized by Straits Wines, was back, and with it, a dynamic lineup of top winemakers and a plethora of new wines and spirits, all showcased at the outdoor sunny hotspot of Ben’s Publika. Sipping the afternoon away guests were free to mingle and to enjoy an array of specially selected wines. […]

St Hallett Wines at Cristallo

If you’re wondering why St Hallett rings a bell, it’s because the wines are associated with one of the most famous wine regions in Australia – Barossa. And what is the Barossa most famous for.. ? It’s Shiraz, of course. This winery is famous for its old vines, a diversity of fruit, and great, incredibly […]

Cloudy Bay with Jim White, at Prego KL

Cloudy Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc reminds me of sunshine in a bottle.. aromas and flavours of elderflower, green lime zest, stone fruit come to mind when I think of their Sauv Blancs. And who can resist a palate that’s ripe, fine and succulent, offering zesty ripe citrus.. ah, not me! Each year the Cloudy Bay vineyard releases its […]

Frankland Estate Wine Appreciation @ Saujana

Recently, we’d been hearing more and more about the wines from Fran­k­land Estate, located just south of Perth – famed for displaying finesse and balance, all the hallmarks of cool climate wine growing. This modest vineyard was estab­lished in 1988 by Bar­rie Smith and Judi Cul­lam, and currently is managed by daughter Eliz­a­beth Smith and […]

Marques de Murrieta Winery @ La Bodega

La Bodega recently hosted a wine appreciation night, with the Marqus de Murrieta Vineyard wines, one of the oldest bodegas in La Rioja Wine Region, established in 1852. So, Marqués de Murrieta concentrates on making Reserva and Gran Reserva, each spending multiple years in large oak barrels. And one of its famous wines, the Castillo de […]

The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc & Seafood Tasting Trail

While most people were behind desks on a sunny Thursday noon, we were treated to an exclusive preliminary food and wine pairing trail across several restaurants in the city. The wine in focus was the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and the central theme of the food prepared was seafood. The reason behind this special […]

Wines of St Hugo, at Cava Bangsar

The 2010 vintage for St Hugo, one of Australia’s iconic wines, has finally reached Malaysian shores and we were invited by Pernod Ricard Malaysia to try out their selection of fine wines, paired with some delectable Spanish cuisine, prepared by Cava. Being a huge fan of Cava, I knew we were in for a treat. […]

Yves Cuilleron Wine Dinner at Casa del Rio, Melaka

The last time we had the pleasure of meeting Yves Cuilleron, it was roughly a year and a half ago, at another wine dinner in KL. Back then, Yves hardly spoke a word of English – he was friendly enough, but the language barrier was evident. Now, a year and a half later, we meet […]

guEST presents Bordeaux with Love !

With the launch of guEST by the BIG group, comes a fantastic Bordeaux Wine dinner, which we were really looking forward to.. Just last week, we were invited to be guests at guEST,  and the theme of the night was, Bordeaux With Love. A divine 5-course wine pairing menu, featuring some of the finest wines […]

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