Wines of the Day • 1 July 2020

Ashbrook Margaret River Riesling 2017

Established in 1975 (first commercial vintage being 1979), Ashbrook Estate is one of the oldest wineries in Margaret River, Western Australia. Family-owned, managed, and operated, the 45-year old property is located in Wilyabrup, the most famous sub-region of Margaret River. All grapes are handpicked and all wines made only from Ashbrook’s 17-hectare vineyard. Proprietors Carol & Brian Devitt are joined by son Richard and daughter Catherine and her husband Kingsley Edwards in the family venture. Light bright straw. Intensely lime/lemon citrus with a whiff of mineral and petrol so often detected in riesling. Very long line of pristine fruit full of energy and verve. The palate is razor crisp. A great thirst quencher and excellent pairing with tempura, Cantonese dim sum, samosas, and pakoras.

Seventh Son • Tokyo
36/F Marunouchi Building, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku • 81 3 3283 2002

  • 100 Top Chinese Restaurant of the World 2019 & 2020 (2 Consecutive Years)
  • Located in the Chiyoda’s Marunouchi business district near Tokyo Station
  • The 36th floor restaurant overlooks the grounds of the Imperial Palace
  • First opened in 2002 as Fook Lam Moon. Name change came in 2013

Read story in 100 Top Chinese Restaurants of the World 2020 P.246-247.

Ashbrook Wilyabrup Margaret River Shiraz 2016

This single-vineyard Northern Rhone variety shows ripe raspberry/dark cherry/blackberry fruit. There’s also smokiness and liquorice notes. The soft sweetness of ripe fruit is complemented by smooth, ripe tannins. Although Margaret River is more renowned for cabernet sauvignon, shiraz grows well and is more restrained than examples from the Barossa where the fruit tends to be in-your-face. No need to decant. Enjoyable on its own and a very good pairing with duck, lamb and beef.

Duck Confit with Potatoes and Mushrooms - Amusing The Bouche

 Duck Confit

Instant Pot Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) | Tested by Amy + Jacky

Vietnamese Beef Stew

Jade Palace Seafood • Singapore
583 Orchard Road, B1-13, Forum the Shopping Mall • 65 6732 6628

  • 100 Top Chinese Restaurant of the World 2019 & 2020 (2 Consecutive Years)
  • Two paintings by Singapore’s “National Treasure” TAN Swie Hian hang in Jade Palace
  • Shunde specialities because of ancestry of owner and chef
  • On 1 January 2020 restaurant imposed corkage for first time

Read story in 100 Top Chinese Restaurants of the World 2020 P.238-239.

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