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    Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    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 ...

    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

    Sotheby's claims auction record with DRC 'super lot'

    Sotheby's has sold a 114-bottle 'super lot' of DRC Romanee-Conti wines for more than US$1.5m in Hong Kong, reinforcing collectors' thirst for top Burgundy and setting a new auction record. The cache of wines, including six bottles from each vintage between 1992 and 2010 inclusive, was sold in Hong Kong to an unnamed Asia-based collector for HK$12.56m (US$1.6m) at the weekend.

    5 readers - By Decanter

      Top US auction house bets on Bordeaux rebound

      Decanter - - 4 readers - Chicago's Hart Davis Hart will hold its first Bordeaux-only auction at the end of this month, in what could prove a key test for signs of improved buyer confidence in 2014. 97 lots of Petrus 1982 are being auctioned Hart Davis Hart (HDH) said it expected to sell up to $5.5m of top Bordeaux wines from around 100 chateaux at the auction, to be held over 31 October and 1 November.

      Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - An epic battle of two Sushi titans. The U.S. versus Japan. Three arenas of engagement: Sashimi, Nigiri & Makimono. Five judges to determine the outcome. Who will prevail as the Champion of Sushi? A couple weeks ago, I participated as a judge in a grand Sushi battle, pitting local Chef Tim Cushman, of O Ya Restaurant, against Chef Hisayoshi Iwa, of Sushi Iwa in Japan.

      Having trouble “getting” social media? Welcome to SMOG!

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 3 readers - We are pleased to announce the launch of “Social Media Odd-vice from Gus [SMOG],” a new team of experts designed to help YOU and YOUR BUSINESS navigate the complicated world of digital communications. Are you tired of not knowing how to maximize Twitter to increase ROI? Frustrated with not showing up on your friends’ Facebook feeds? Puzzled over not understanding why puttin ...

      Drinkhacker Reads – 10.08.2014 – Scotch Sales Decline, Wine Lot Hits $1.6 Million

      Drinkhacker.com - - 3 readers - Drinkhacker Reads – 10.08.2014 – Scotch Sales Decline, Wine Lot Hits $1.6 Million It’s not just the Irish. We’re also drinking less Scotch. While not as brutal as the dip in sales for Irish whiskey, which felt the pain of a recent 20% sales decrease, worldwide Scotch sales recently fell 0.8% according to a report released by report wizards Just Drinks.

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    • This is NOT like one-of those foreign-emails you probably get

      …-which (if not both) services-you’re open to checking out-information about, either web-design or-SEO. Would you be-open to seeing more-brief info / quote for what-I would like to accomplish? Thanks & regards, Bili Bientu | Director Hong Kong | China | Australia | New Zealand | US Well, Bili, I hate to tell you; however, it is like…

      1 readers - Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog
    • High Tea at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore

      … opposite Fullerton Road. Leaving the Fullerton Hotel After High Tea at the Fullerton Hotel, we walked along Marina Bay, with Marina Bay Sands Hotel on the other side of the bay. We stopped at Gluttons Bay Hawker Center. Pictures: After High Tea Walk along Marina Bay, with Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Gluttons Bay Hawker Center schiller-wine…

      3 readers - Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine
    • Green Sky in Singapore, Comcrop 'Urban Farming' by the Living Project

      … Compared to other urban farming projects, Comcrop (born in 2013) is still a baby. Yet it proves that even in densely populated cities, Singapore ranked 3rd in most crowded places after Macau and Monaco and before Hong Kong (according to Wikipedia piece), there is room to grow. Green sky in Singapore for Green Day # 271 (* Comcrop image from Comcrop Facebook page) …

      2 readers - Serge the Concierge
    • Having trouble “getting” social media? Welcome to SMOG!

      … are some testimonials from REAL PEOPLE just like you, or they were just like you—LOSERS!–before they discovered SMOG and finally discovered the secret to happiness! J.L., Peoria IL. I was completely in the dark until I discovered SMOG. Believe me, Gus is amazing! Now I’m living in a huge mansion with servants and butlers and I only have to work 1…

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    • Top US auction house bets on Bordeaux rebound

      … selling region in the first half of 2014. All 10 of HDH's highest-priced lots during that period were Burgundy wines, epitomising a trend that has transcended regions and arguably culminated with Sotheby's' record-breaking, 114-bottle lot of DRC Romanee-Conti sold in Hong Kong last week for US$1.6m. By contrast, Bordeaux has faced one of its most…

      4 readers - Decanter
    • Washington wine community fondly remembers John Sarich

      … and most important food and wine emissaries. On Sunday, Sarich lost the battle with a rare and destructive form of thyroid cancer. He was 67. “John was part of establishing the story of Washington wine,” said Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery, who worked with Sarich at Chateau Ste. Michelle. “He took the message around the world. He had…

      4 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
    • Sotheby's claims auction record with DRC 'super lot'

      … Sotheby's has sold a 114-bottle 'super lot' of DRC Romanee-Conti wines for more than US$1.5m in Hong Kong, reinforcing collectors' thirst for top Burgundy and setting a new auction record. The cache of wines, including six bottles from each vintage between 1992 and 2010 inclusive, was sold in Hong Kong to an unnamed Asia-based collector for HK…

      5 readers - Decanter
    • Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

      …. With all the editing that will occur for the TV show, I'm sure much of that will end up on the cutting room floor. I didn't dislike a single item I ate, and didn't leave any fish on my plates. Both chefs excelled, creating a compelling collection of sushi. However, there were significant differences between the styles of the two chefs, which made…

      4 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
    • Jefford on Monday: A Label Drinker Comes Out

      … parameters. Then go home. Hardly top fun, I know, but at least it would be objective. Blind tasting wines during the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards judging week Not according to my correspondent Ali Amidi, a neuroscientist from the University of Aarhus in Denmark. “I don’t believe,” Ali told me, “there is anything like an objective wine tasting, only…

      7 readers - Decanter
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