Monthly Archives: December 2012

Xmas chocolate and spice

On any other given day, Chocolat N Spice in Sin Ming’s Shunfu market/food centre makes medium-sized muffins which are ideal for breakfast with milky tea. Over this holiday period, large square brownies or oven-fresh chicken pies with ample chunks of … Continue reading

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Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2011, Tuscany

A shade of pale yellow, this lovely wine has warm notes of lemon spritz and nashi pear, light crushed parsley and citrus florals. Rich, clean flavours of lime and lemon citrus fruit. Taut acidity keeps the 13% alc in check. … Continue reading

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Smith Haut-Lafitte blanc 2007, Graves, Bordeaux

Pale lemon color, the oak is still hanging around but freshens up after 30mins. Waxy lamolin notes, caraway, crushed lime leaf and preserved honey lemon. A full-bodied white wine that exudes the striking characteristics of Semillon, with the Sauvignon Blanc … Continue reading

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Alpha Dice & Box Golden Mullet Fury Muscadelle Chardonnay 2009, McLaren Vale

AUD$22 from Cloudwine. Who would have thought Muscadelle would have seen its day in a dry table wine? Let alone hand in hand, on equal footing with Chardonnay? Well, the McLaren Vale is seeing its share of alternative varietals, and … Continue reading

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Casa Freschi La Signorina 2010, Adelaide Hills

This interesting number is a single vineyard effort from the Adelaide Hills and is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Located at the highest, steepest and collest slopes of Mt Lofty, it has a clear pale yellow … Continue reading

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