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Chateau Pontet-Canet Six-Pack

The soil at Pontet-Canet is mainly gravel and sand over clay and limestone. The 81 ha vineyard is planted to 60% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. The average age of the vines is 35 years. On 17 January 2020, I attended a dinner in …

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Spirit of the Week • Talisker Storm

Light Pu-erh/bright chrysanthemum tea colour. Aromatic. The smouldering smokiness is embellished by  peaty/heathery notes. There is also a hint of the sweetness – and burst of fire – to follow. This no-age statement single malt is just the right dram for a cold night. About full-bodied, it also makes for …

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France is Special

Greetings from the Var in the south of France. I have been here since 26 January 2020. After arriving on the second day of the Lunar New Year, three days later, I drove to Cremona, Brescia, Verona and Giarolo in Northern Italy before returning on 2 February 2020 to the …

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Osvaldo Forlino & Walter Massa • Champions of Timorasso

On 14 January 2020, No Menu in Singapore hosted a dinner with wines from Vigneti Massa. Restaurant proprietor Osvaldo Forlino (left) and winemaker Walter Massa have known each other for a long time. No Menu imports Vigneti directly and is the only place in Singapore to buy or drink the wines. The …

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Music of the Week • Most Streamed Beatles Song

George Harrison wrote most streamed Beatles song. Greetings from the south of France. Earlier in the week – on Monday – the thermometer shot to 22° Celcius! In early February!! The reason was a warm gust of wind that blew in from Morocco, Africa. Nobody complained. I went out in …

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Best in Verona

La Cuvée Champagne e Territorio via Cairoli 10 37121 Vernona [email protected]  www.cuveeverona.com Verona is one of the world’s most engaging cities. The  old part of this Italian gem is the best. There’s the arena Roman amphitheatre built in 30 AD with a capacity of 15,000; associations with Romeo & Juilet; …

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Postponement

Dear All Firstly, we wish you Happy New Year. At the same time, I think the whole world is also aware that the Year of the Rat has not gotten to an auspicious start. We are now faced with a global health epidemic. As our two events – Inaugural 100 …

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Spirit Of The Week • The Whiskey Library

39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630 The Whiskey Library is situated on the ground floor of The Vagabond Club, a boutique Marriott hotel in a part of old Singapore not far from Little India, the Desker Road red light district, and Jalan Besar which has many small eateries and bars …

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Sommelier of the Week • Fabien Duboueix

FABIEN DUBOUEIX J W MARRIOTT SOUTH BEACH SINGAPORE Fabien Duboueix – based in Singapore since 2012 – has worked in Ireland, England, Spain, Germany, USA and France. Frenchman Fabien Duboueix has worked in Ireland, England, Spain, Germany, USA (Maine, South Carolina and California) and France. He has been based in …

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