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The Merdeka Room

Plush Chesterfield chairs, a towering ceiling, and warm lighting create an exclusive private club ambience in the Merdeka Room Be amongst the first to experience a unique setting in Singapore. Already an ambience that Sherlock Holmes or Jane Marple would feel most at home, The ExciseMan evokes a time, tone, …

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My Favourite Collin’s Pairings

Marenco Strev Moscato d’Asti 2018 (S$59++) has the perfume of honey and intensely ripe grapes. The sweetness and fruitiness are lifted by a spritz of carbonation produced naturally during fermentation. The Italian white is delicious on its own and equally outstanding with Apple Crumble (S$9++) • Blueberry Cheesecake (S$9++) • Tiramisu (S$8++) & Caramelised Banana Crème Brulee (S$8++). I …

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70ᵗʰ Anniversary of Penfolds • Masterclass 27 November 2021

This year 2021 is the 70th Anniversary of Penfolds Grange 1951, the first experimental vintage of Australia’s “First Growth”. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago has selected 8 of the greatest vintages spanning 4 decades. This event is unprecedented in Singapore. Peter Gago was at our inaugural ICCCW 2008. That first International …

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My Favourite Collin’s Pairing

Argentine Black Angus Ribeye Prime Steak (200gm) ($26++) comes with seasonal vegetables, potato au gratin, pesto cream and black pepper sauce. Chateau La Tour de By 2015 ($89++) pairs perfectly with the beef. This classic Médoc red has cherry/berry/curranty fruit balanced by crisp tannins, complete with a hint of tobacco. Decant 15 to …

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Whisky of the Week • 9 September 2021

BENRIACH THE SMOKY TWELVE In a line of five impressive expressions of BenRiach last night, The Smoky Twelve was wafting famously back and forth in Famous Treasure, the Chinese restaurant on Level 2 of Capitol Piazza. With its rich but controlled smokiness, The Smoky Twelve – already outstanding on its …

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Wine & Shine

Hong Kong’s Wine & Shine will take place 10 days from now. On 18 September 2021. From 11 AM to 6 PM, head down to Horizon Plaza and treat yourself, family, and friends to a host of wine events. Last year, 2020 saw some 650 guests took advantage of incredible deals on top wines …

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Wine of the Week • 8 September 2021

Chateau Margaux 1983 Chateau Margaux 1983 is a legend in its own time. It happened to be Paul Pontallier’s first vintage. Paul had joined the First Growth that same year when just 27. The young winemaker was recommended by Professor Emile Peynaud to Proprietor Corinne Mentezelopoulos. Peynaud was consultant to Margaux …

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Only 8 Bottles!

BIG PEAT MID-AUTUMN LIMITED EDITION is just that. Lashings of peatiness, waves of smokiness, layers of vanilla/honey sweetness, and a spirited finish! BIG PEAT hails from highly respected independent bottler Douglas Laing. BIG PEAT is bottled at a demanding 48% ABV without colouring or chill filtration. It is as pure …

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A Wine Family

GAO Lin (right), founder of Silver Heights, with daughter Winemaker Emma Gao Yuan and grand-daughter “Little Emma” First planted in 1999, Silver Heights is one of Ningxia’s earlier vineyards. The vines are 1,200 metres above sea level on the eastern slopes of Helan Mountain. GAO Lin was ahead of his time when he …

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