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Pictures: Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E. Schiller having an Australian Wine at Bintan Lagoon Resort on Bintan Island in Indonesia. Suhaemi Opened the Bottle. In 2014, I spent the month of October in Singapore. A number of beach resorts in Malaysia and Indonesia are just about an hour away from Singapore by ferry. Singapore residents go there for long weekends.
Pictures: Christian G.E. Schiler with Malagasy Wines It is not well known in the rest of the world that Madagascar produces wine. Typically, it tends to be of good table wine quality, not more. The main grape varieties are traditionally Petit Bouchet, Villardin, Chambourcin and Varousset for vins rouge (reds) and the Couderc Blanc for vins blanc (whites).
Pictures: Dinner at Makansutra Gluttons Bay Hawker Center in Singapore Singapore’s hawker food is the stuff of legend, and celebrities like Anthony Bourdain have raved about the dazzling array of cheap delicious dishes available. There is a large number of hawker centers in Singapore. Wherever you go, you will have to share a table, queue for food and sweat it out.
Pictures: Christian G.E. Schiller with Didier Cuvalier, Owner of Chateau Le Crock (and of Chateau Leoville Poyferre) in Medoc. The 2012 Chateau Le Crock qualified for the Cru Bourgeois Label. In the (Annulled) 2003 Classification, it was a Cru Bourgeois Superieur More Médoc chateaux have been awarded the Cru Bourgeois label for the 2012 vintage than for any year since the clas ...
Picture: Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E. Schiller Taking High Tea at the Fullerton in Singapore Afternoon Tea is a British food tradition - an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones and cake, served around 4.00pm. Afternoon Tea originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the mid-1800s.
Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller with Oyster Guru Jon Rowley in Seattle tasting oysters and oyster wines: West Coast Oysters and Wine with Jon Rowley in Seattle, USA In my home country Germany, oysters are very high on the list of any food aficionado, but you do not see them often on menus in restaurants nor is there a significant number of oyster bars in Germany.
Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...
Photo: Die USA-Tour der Deutschen Weinprinzessin Sabine Wagner, hier flankiert von Annette und Christian Schiller, war ein Highlight während ihrer Amtszeit. (© C. Schiller) This article is a re-release of an article which was initially published in Weinfeder Edition #44 (Ausgabe Nr. 3/2014). Weinfeder Journal is the quarterly on-line journal of the Weinfeder - the association o ...
Pictures: Deputy Managing Director Jochen Becker-Köhn and Export Director Nicolas Pfaff of Weingut Robert Weil in Singapore When at the end of 2013, Robert Parker stepped down as editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate, took three investors from Singapore on board and appointed Singapore-based Lisa Perrotti-Brown, as editor-in-chief, this was another sign that emerging wine country Singapore wa.
Pictures: Morning Coffee in Paris (Brasserie Terminus Nord) According to a Forbes survey, Paris is the best city in the world in terms of eating well, ahead of Rome and Tokyo. I lived in Paris between 2005 and 2008, for 3 years, on the right bank in the 8th arrondissement. Naturally, my list of favorites reflects that to a certain extent, although the Paris Metro takes you v ...
Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller with Chef Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen in BaltimoreThe Wine Enthusiast published an interesting list of restaurants: America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants, of which I am re-releasing the northeast region and south region sections. Northeast Region Name City State Amali New York City NY A Voce Columbus New York City NY Betony New York City NY ...
Pictures: Martin Zwick's BerlinKabinettCup 2014 Winners The BerlinKabinettCup 2014 took place in Berlin, Germany, a few weeks ago, orchestrated by Martin Zwick. 30 German Riesling Kabinett 2013 wines were included and ranked in the tasting. Most of the wines came from the Mosel Saar Ruwer area. Picture: Martin Zwick and Christian G.E.
Pictures: Paul Barth, Mark P. Barth and Alexander Jung with 2011 Howzit Shiraz at The Ivory Club in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Howzit is slang in South Africa (and Hawaii) for: hello - what's up? It is a contraction of "how is it”. Howzit is also the name of a new wine – a Shiraz – made by 4 men from South Africa and Germany in Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller with Vincent Bründelmayer, Weingut Bründelmayer, in Washington DC The Falstaff WeinGuide Oesterreich/Suedtirol 2014/15 was released earlier this year by Peter Moser. Falstaff uses a 1 to 5 stars scale for rating winemakers and a 1 to 100 points scale for rating wines.
Pictures: At Kloster Eberbach with Hessische Staatsweingüter Kloster Eberbach's Head Winemaker Ralf Bengel. The Kloster Eberbach, Hessische Staatsweingüter, Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg, Großes Gewächs, Rheingau received 95pts - the highest score - in the tasting Decanter tasted 88 dry German Rieslings and issued its results in its September issue.
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