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GG Poulet & Meursault Premier Cru For S$250 Nett!!

I am having chicken this coming Sunday for dinner. A GG French Poulet* to be precise. Prepared by IGGY’S, the award-winning restaurant of famed sommelier turned restaurateur Ignatius Chan, a culinary household name in Singapore. Chan has handpicked a white to savour with the roast chicken. A recognised Burgundy expert, I leave it to …

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Scolding a Journalist

WELCOME TO EDITION 815 of GRAPEVINE How dare you? Singapore Press Holdings Chief Executive Officer NG Yat Chung scolded one of his guests for asking a question. The Thursday 6 May 2021 press conference was to explain plans by the company to spin off its loss-making media business due to falling advertising revenue. Instead …

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Chivas Regal 18

Chivas Gold Signature 18 Years Old is a blended scotch. There is, therefore, grain whisky but also single malts from over 20 distilleries throughout Scotland. Bright light gold, the warm organoleptic profile gives way to a soft sweetness. There’s also heather, vanilla, orange peel, and a gentle smokiness. Very smooth, …

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Talisker 18 Years Old

Photographed at Imperial Treasure Paris. The first distillery to be established on the Isle of Skye in 1830, Talisker went through several hands before being acquired by John Walker & Sons and John Dewar & Sons in 1916 and, today, is part of Diageo. Whisky, like wine, can be too …

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Glenrothes Whisky Maker’s Cut

Glenrothes has an uncanny ability to produce single malts of charm, finesse and tenacity in the same glass. Whisky Maker’s Cut has been sliced by Gordon Motion, Master Whisky Maker at the Speyside distillery since 2009, following an 11-year stint as right-hand man to predecessor John Ramsay. Continuity is important in delivering …

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Cognac Courvoisier XO

I first visited Courvoisier about 30 years ago. The cognac is not situated in Cognac but in Jarnac. The spirit produced in the two towns can carry the appellation Cognac. It’s a bit like Barsac and Sauternes, both being able to be known as Sauternes. Courvoisier is one of the best XOs …

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