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Old 06-11-2008, 07:07 PM   #16
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jus my humble idea... cocked it back n put it vack into chiller but within 36hrs must finished it!!! hope dis is e rite method!!! but I dun really keep unfinish well... its alwayz done bottoms up!!! heeheehee...
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:09 PM   #17
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Thumbs up lets stick around in dis thread!!!

jus my humble idea... cocked it back n put it vack into chiller but within 36hrs must finished it!!! hope dis is e rite method!!! but I dun really keep unfinish well... its alwayz done bottoms up!!! heeheehee...
halo every1 lets stick around in ths thread n talk NONTHING but jus WINE!!! thanks a millions!!!
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:35 PM   #18
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if cannot finish a bottle of wine when opened.. how to store it??
if your wine bottle is a screwcap type then just screw it back up again. if it's a traditional cork, turn the cork upside down and stuff the first quarter of it back into the bottle. If you're storing your bottles horizontally tilt your bottle first to make sure that the wine does not leak out.

if you have devices that can pump out the air from the bottle then use it, it helps reduce the air in the bottle and slows down the oxidation process.

if you have a wine chiller then just stick in back there. if you don't, a fridge is fine for the short term. But please consume it within 1-2 days for optimal taste. Just make sure the wine warms up to the appropriate temperature before serving (reds: around 15-18 degrees, whites: about 10 degrees or slightly lower)
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:02 AM   #19
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Can someone recommend your favourite wine at the moment between $20-$30 range? white or red is fine.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:05 PM   #20
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ikileo, me now in aussie, any wines to recommend below the $50 range?? can i smuggle 1 bottle to bring back without paying taxes?? me in victoria state... any wines to recommend??? http://www.vintagecellars.com.au , this is the biggest wine store here...

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Old 07-11-2008, 06:23 PM   #21
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ikileo, me now in aussie, any wines to recommend below the $50 range?? can i smuggle 1 bottle to bring back without paying taxes?? me in victoria state... any wines to recommend??? http://www.vintagecellars.com.au , this is the biggest wine store here...
you're allowed to bring back 1 bottle of wine to SG w/o tax. just put it in your luggage, it's fine.

you should top up another AU$10 and just get this: Penfolds Bin 389

http://www.vintagecellars.com.au/scr...389&part=51017
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:33 PM   #22
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or if die die must be under $50, this is quite good quality for it's price:

http://www.vintagecellars.com.au/scr...mba&part=52118
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:30 PM   #23
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how much does these 2 retail in sg?? dun particulary fancy shiraz, its spicy right?? i think i found another place to get better wines.. its here http://www.winehouse.com.au ... les amis stocks some wines from green point and bass phillip as well .. maybe something below $100.. isit cheaper to buy here or in sg??

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Old 07-11-2008, 08:04 PM   #24
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it is waaaaaaay cheaper to buy australian wine in Australia than in SG. in SG shops jack up the price even after currency conversion and tax addition.

shiraz spicy? hardly. it's a fruit a bomb, good shiraz has an awesome fruit component, usually of blackcurrant and cassis and depending on the style, it has a full body and lush feel in the mouth, supported by an oak or earthy structure.

while i would recommend you a Penfolds Grange wine, but those start at a few hundred AU up to 2K+AU, but it's obviously out of your league. Penfolds is the premium label in australia, rivalling those top french bordeaux. That was why i recommended Penfolds Bin 389 which is said to be a 'poor man's Grange' because of components of the bin 389 wine is matured in the same barrels that held the previous years Grange wine, and taste excellent as well.

As for the Bin 389, it's a Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz blend and is more than worth it at this price. I saw a Bin 389 in the Cold Storage premium section selling at a little over 100SGD.

Les Amis brings in very nice wine, but there is always a markup. The best is you purchase them at the country of origin.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:19 PM   #25
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but if u want something by bass phillip then you can try their Pinot Noir Estate 2004. It's under 100 AU.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:20 PM   #26
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any guide on dessert/fortified wines.. is this good ? http://www.winehouse.com.au/ShowWines.asp?pID=21481
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #27
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well it does look good, i've not tasted it before. if you like dessert wine you could try that one. i've not had Tokay before...it would seem interesting since the description described it having a very long finish, which is always very nice.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #28
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http://www.melbournebottleshop.com.au
i think i go to this shop.. near where i stay..

http://www.melbournebottleshop.com.a...kay-375ml.html
penfolds 389 2003 .. http://www.melbournebottleshop.com.a...003-750ml.html
below $50..

thinking of buying one penfolds to share among my frds to go before i leave this place.. , maybe will lug the tokay back..
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:49 PM   #29
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perhaps can organise a simple wine appreciation/drinking session?
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:27 AM   #30
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recommend you wine lovers this label

2006 Cascabel Monastrell
Variety: Mouvedre
Region: Mclaren Vale
RPJ : 93pts
Price : $40-50

tasting : Its a deep dark ruby nose, intense fruit, with mixed spice and a touch of smoke and cherry plum flavours.

Anyone of you tried it b4?
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