Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year to all who enjoy the Finest Wines.

Whether you are a red wine lover or a white wine lover, have a bottle of wine to Asher in the New Year is something that you will never want to miss.

You can image how wonderful it can be as you enjoy your bottle of wine watching the minutes and second pass as we get nearer and nearer to 2007. Finally, we have counted down 2006 and the New Year is here. Happy 2007.

I use to have a bottle of wine with family and friends on this special day of each year. The feeling is great, it can be just as simple as doing nothing but just enjoying what is on your hand. It will be great if you can also catch some fire works.

Let's all Cheers towards a prosperous 2007.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Chateau Cablanc Bordeaux 2001

Try this bottle of red wine, it is worth tasting.

This bottle of Chateau Cablanc Bordeaux 2001 has 12% alcohol content, not too strong a bottle of wine. It is made of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and the remaining 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This is from the hillsides of the commune of Saint-Pey de-Castets in the Entre-Deux-Mers region from France.

This is a fruity wine it smell of rich red fruits. This wine is bright garne in colour. This is an elegant wine, I like not only it smell but also it taste. When in your mouth, it has a charming taste of red fruits and sent down smoothly as you swallow it. I also like this wine supple tannins and low acidity. It also give a medium finish.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

More wine related articles in

I have recently come across this wine site, it consists of a number of interesting articles on Wine. These are very informative articles and would like to share with all of you. I have included the URL here or you may see the link at the side bar of this blog.

Below are some of the interesting articles that I have read. You may visit the site for details

1) Wine tasting Video
Take a look at the wine tasting video as it clearly describe how you should go about tasting your wine.

2) Wine for women
Take a look at this video, it is amazing how women choose a bottle of wine.

3) Wine Tasting Kits
This is good article for the newbies in wine tasting as you may wonder what you need to start off. Read this article and there you start your wine tasting and soon you will be an expert in wine appreciation.

Thre are many more articles, just go into the site and read it up. There is also a wine blog that blog about wine. If you have a question, you may also join the forum to ask a question or two.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Wine Bottle Vacuum Sealer

Another essential tool that I would like to share with you is the battery operated wine bottle vaccum sealer.

This is a techical breakthrough as it makes preserving a partially consumed bottle of wine much easier than before. You no longer have to pump up and down to get the air out of the bottle.

You may wonder how simple it is and how this vacuum sealer works. What you need to do is to position the neck, guide over the inserted sure-seal stopper, push down gently and the battery operated pump will automatically removes the air that breaks down the wine flavor.

With this, it allows you to preserve your unfinished bottle of wine and still enjoy its charm even on the next day.

Some vacuum sealer also has the feature of a built-in thermometer with LCD that displays the wine’s temperature.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cork Jet Pump

I can still can remember the mess that I had generated when I first opened a bottle of red wine. It took me so much effort to pull out the cork twisting and turning till I almost broke the cork.

That was many years age and was a history. Now with new technology and design, to open a bottle of wine no longer need so much effort.

You may use the Cork Jet Pump to open it. This is a very neat way to get the job done. You do not have to worry of the cork breaking because you are not using a lot of strength to force it up as it uses a small gas cartridge that releases gas through the needle and the pressure pushes the cork out.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

2006 Beaujolais Nouveau's Release

Have you tried the 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau's? It is an annual affair for the wait for the release of Beaujolais Nouveau on the 3rd Thursday of November. This year release is a very good vintage! It could even be better than the 2003 vintage.

Although they are not great wine, but it not uncommon to wait for its yearly release. I got some of them and gather a group of friends to taste this year release and did some ranking.

Below is what the group had ranked by highest level of preference at the top. Well, as wine tasting could be quite different from person to person, this is just our concesious ranking though it is not conclusive.

Dominique Piron, Beaujolais-Villages
Georges du Boeuf, Beaujolais
Bouchard Ainé et Fils, Beaujolais
Louis Tete, Beaujolais
Henry Fessy, Beaujolais-Villages

Friday, December 01, 2006

What are the most expensive wines?

Having been tasting wine, most of the wines you usually see on the shelves are inexpensive ranging from $50 to a couple of hundreds. As I was reading about wine, I came across articles on expensive wines that can cost more than $100,000. Wow! I cannot imagine that! Expensive wine was traded way back many years ago.

For instance in 1997, it was mentioned that a Jeroboam (5 lovely litres 5 bottles) of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 was sold at Christie's London for $114,614

At Sotheby's London in 2001, the 1775 Sherry from the Massandra collection was traded for $43,500.

Six hundred bottles of Chateau Mouton- Rothschild 1982 was sold at $420,000.

In 2000, three bottles of Screaming Eagle 1994 was for $11,500 at Christie's Los Angeles, amounting to about $3,833 per bottle.

After all, paying hundreds for a bottle of wine is not too expensive right?