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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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Georges Duboeuf (14 April 1933 – 4 January 2020)

Georges Duboeuf and son Franck Georges Duboeuf, affectionately referred to as the “Pope of Beaujolais”,   died of a stroke on Saturday 4 January 2020. Born in Creches, near the village of Chaintre, in the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation in Burgundy, Duboeuf was raised on a small farm, where his family owned a few …

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Spirit of The Week • Madame Fan

Madame Fan • 32 Beach Road • Singapore The name and concept is the birth child of Alan Yau. The London-based restaurateur started Wagamama in 1992 and then sold it in 1997. Yau then founded Hakkasan in 1999. Himself of Hakka descent, Alan Yau was born on 11 November 1962 in Hong Kong …

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Music of the Week • True Love Never Stops

I Will Always Love You I have decided to revive and relaunch Music of the Week. Ever since it was stopped, there has been a gaping hole in my heart. Because music, books, paintings and art are my foremost loves. Wine is very far back in the queue. Music of the …

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Sommelier of the Week • James Teng

HEAD SOMMELIER JAMES TENG THE MIDDLE HOUSE SHANGHAI James Teng recently joined The Middle House. He was previously at Hakkasan Shanghai and, before that, Hakkasan London.  James Teng is the new Head or Chef Sommelier of The Middle House at 366 Shi Men Yi Road, Jingan, Shanghai. (Just across is …

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Crazy Prices In Singapore

KOH Chin Liang, founder of Bottles & Bottles is an industry leader in Singapore. Ring in 2020 at Terminal 3 Singapore Changi Airport, with what we believe are the Best Champagne Prices in the World! What’s more, you can BYO Food. Or order from several eateries around the shop. Including from Jewel …

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Le Ginestre Barolo

Italian Wine Ambassador Jessica Tan with dinner guests. Le Ginestre is a small family-owned producer of Barolo which wine emphasizes elegance and finesse. Several of their wines – including the single-vineyard Sottocastello di Novello – were showcased at a dinner/tasting on 18 December 2019 in Singapore by their distributor. Leading …

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Balance – A Constant Struggle

We imagine – romantically, but erroneously – that balance is a state of calm and tranquility. That while all around is hustle and bustle, balance reigns unperturbed, aloof from the clamour and din. Nothing is further than the tantalizing truth.   CH’NG Poh Tiong   Read CH’NG Poh Tiong’s latest column for …

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