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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

    A Love Letter to Sherry…Wine

    Who’s Sherry? Are you seriously leaving Barcelona for southwest Andalusia? Err…what’s in Cádiz, other than oranges? These are only some of the bizarre remarks we faced when telling the world that we were moving to Jerez, but it was a dream, our dream. And no, it wasn’t an easy move. It took us two years to make it a reality, but we just couldn’t escape the draw.

    6 readers - By Catavino

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Re ...

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      Wine Blog - - 5 readers - The concept that age is a beautiful thing doesn’t always play out well in our Western Culture. In one of my psyche classes, we learned that there are two cultures that make up the world; although, I would argue that I fit into a third one. It would be an evolving Melting Pot culture, which takes a bit from each: Collectivism Focus: Emphasizes interdependence of every human b ...

      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.

      Sol Lucet, Koshu, Kurambon Wine, Japan, 2013, 11.5% abv C$24 (UK L13)

      winellama - - 4 readers - Eight. Yes, eight different Marks & Spencer’s stores. That’s exactly how many stores Brian visited to find this bottle of wine for me during a recent business trip to London, England. All praise be to Brian, best (and most persistent) husband ever. I had read that some Koshu grape wines were available in England and since I am not planning any upcoming trips to Japan, this w ...

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      Wine in Indonesia

      …, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, and Taiwan accounted for the majority of tourist arrivals by nationality, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and France. In the tourist sector, wine and spirit consumption is only permitted in licensed four and five star hotels, upscale restaurants, and bars…

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

      International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights

      … Anthony Gill, TV and Restaurant Critic, Author – UK Sanjeev Kapoor, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, TV presenter – India Jian Min Dong, Blogger, TV Food Show Host – China Sherson Lian, Celebrity Chef and Host – Malaysia Takuro Tatsumi, Actor and Wine Show Host – Japan Lorenzo Cogo, Chef – Italy Andre Chiang, Chef and Restaurateur – Singapore…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      … Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Westland Distillery: A Worthy Washington Whiskey

      … It's an exciting time for whiskey lovers as excellent whiskey is now being produced all over the world. Some of these new distilleries have been making their mark, impressing everyone with world-class whiskey that can compete with the best. In 2008, the state of Washington passed a new law, creating a "craft distillery" license, allowing small…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

      … at Park South and is planning to open their second Boston restaurant, an izakaya, Hojoko at the Verb Hotel. Chef Hisayoshi Iwa, who was very soft spoken at the event, opened his own restaurant in 2012 in the Ginza, which has already garnered a Michelin star. He has a second restaurant in Hong Kong. His restaurant has received much positive press…

      4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Kanpai, It's Sake Day!

      … of equipment, oh, and to get that perfectly milled rice from Minnesota to Maine. There are also some marketing costs I’ll start accruing as soon after we begin brewing." Sake breweries are starting to pop up all across the country, and there are at least three in the planning stages for New England, including ones in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Blue…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Highlights from the Wine & Culinary Forum, Barcelona (2)

      … a number of insights. Jeannie thinks we should look at Japan, which she reckons is usually a decade or a generation ahead of the rest of Asia. Here, consumption of wine has levelled off over the last 10 years. Is there a danger that wine consumption in China could level off after such an explosive growth period? But she still thinks mainland China…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Seafood Fear Momgering: The Mercury Myth

      … The public needs to understand that the media too often engages in fear mongering concerning mercury in seafood. Listen up and stop worrying. The health benefits of seafood consumption far outweigh the risks. For several years, I have been advising my readers on this issue. In my post Eat More Fish! Significant Health Benefits, I provided…

      3 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      A Love Letter to Sherry…Wine

      … last encounter was gracious and unexpectedly enriching and for the insane love of sherry we found ourselves to spend three days with Issei M. from Japan and Helen Highley from Scotland (we suggest you to take a look to her blog Criadera), tasting sherry wines, eating jamón ibérico de bellota, meeting locals and having fun during Jerez harvest…

      6 readers - By Catavino

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      … interdependence of every human being Example: In a bed of nails, if one sticks up above the others, it must be hammered to be the exact same height as all of the others Classes: A social outlook, political, philosophical, religious, economic Cultures: France, Japan, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine Communications: High context, equivocal…

      5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Sol Lucet, Koshu, Kurambon Wine, Japan, 2013, 11.5% abv C$24 (UK L13)

      … upcoming trips to Japan, this was my big chance to get some to drink here in Vancouver. Clearly others read the same article and there was a run on the Sol Lucet. This example is grown in Yamanashi prefecture – south of Tokyo and close to Mt. Fuji. Mountainous, cool, wet and stunningly beautiful, I went to nearby Odawara in 2000 and travelled…

      4 readers - By winellama

      Wines of South Africa

      … recent banknote (issue number five) include pictures of Nelson Mandela’s image. The reverse side captures images of Rhinoceros (10 rand), Elephant (20 rand), Lion (50 rand), Cape Buffalo (100 rand), and Leopard (200 rand). The average conversion from Rand to US dollar is 1 Rand equals $10 dollars US. Bank notes Coins Wine History Wine has been…

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