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Old 08-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #4291
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Just wondering do u all prefer whisky or wine?
ummmm...this is a wine thread, so this kinda says something already. although i'm sure there are people who do enjoy whiskey.

but as for preference, i think most of us here in the wine thread prefer wine.
any reason for the questions? do u need a recommendation?
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #4292
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Btw here are the pics from our 28 Jun Spanish wines session at a nice Spanish restaurant!












The food looks awesome !
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #4293
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The food looks awesome !
The food was awesome.. But it tasted better when matched by the right wine..
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #4294
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Just to share - This shop sells reasonably cheaper wine than Cold Storage.

Address: (247909) TANGLIN SHOPPING CENTRE 19 TANGLIN ROAD#02-33
Management staff: AP House
Seller shop address: Qoo10-Singapore
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #4295
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The food was awesome.. But it tasted better when matched by the right wine..
the roasted pig looks super yummy!! drooling ..
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #4296
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For the geeks. Let's keep on dreaming...


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Old 09-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #4297
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Link corrected: http://www.qoo10.sg/gmkt.inc/MiniSho...3d&global_yn=N

For a minute there I thought you were asking us to buy some cutesy girly clothes from Korea.

Just to share - This shop sells reasonably cheaper wine than Cold Storage.

Address: (247909) TANGLIN SHOPPING CENTRE 19 TANGLIN ROAD#02-33
Management staff: AP House
Seller shop address: Qoo10-Singapore
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Old 18-07-2013, 09:17 AM   #4298
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for the Francophiles out there, here is a very good importer/distributor with a good eye for the producers that they bring in: KOT Selections. France | KOT Selections

Their focus is French with a sprinkling of German and Italian wines. Their French selection is out of the usual Bordeaux and Burg focus but rather a Loire focus; an incredibly underrated region especially in the local wine scene. but the winos and wine nerds love the Loire due to it's high quality of wine (assuming you know who to buy from) and it's wide range of types spanning sparklings, whites, rose, reds and desserts.





For darlings of the Loire are Cabernet Franc (reds) and Chenin Blanc (whites); when done right they produce wines with finesse and true varietal character that's bang for the buck.

I'm a Loire-head and KOT Selections bring in many of the producers that I enjoy. Here is the link to their catalog:

http://www.kotselections.com/wp-cont...July-20131.pdf

The other regions of france that they cover are also very good but just with lesser number of producers on their portfolio; but very well selected nonetheless.

IMO, all their selections are spot on because they actually met, visited and tasted all their wines and wine makers before. they are mostly smaller producers but are very well known in the wino circles. it's just a matter of which wine style you prefer, but if you want to expand your palate beyond bordeaux blends and pinot noirs, the other regions of france offers a fascinating and rewarding experience.

i know this is not an MO thread but I hope the upstairs people can close one eye. to purchase from KOT selections as a private client you have to buy at least a case (12 bottles). It can be a mixed case so I'm hoping to share a case with some of those interested.

if you need any recommendations and help, let me know!
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Old 19-07-2013, 01:41 AM   #4299
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if you need any recommendations and help, let me know!
So.. Any recommendations?
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Old 19-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #4300
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I'm a Loire-head and KOT Selections bring in many of the producers that I enjoy. Here is the link to their catalog:

http://www.kotselections.com/wp-cont...July-20131.pdf
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Can you share a link to their italian wine catalogue?
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Old 19-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #4301
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no italians just yet:

taken from their italian page:

Italy | KOT Selections

We have just returned from Italy and are arranging logistics. Wines will arrive in early summer – look out for rare Rossesse from Liguria, Nebbiolo from the northern arc and stunning Garganega from Gambellara.
although now it's mid summer...

http://www.kotselections.com/portfolio/italy/
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Old 19-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #4302
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So.. Any recommendations?
i've had the muscadets from Domaine Luneau-Papin

the sparkling NV Gai Perle from Domaine André-Michel Brégeon is very good at a meager $36

any savennieres from Clos de la Coulée de Serrant by the great Nicolas Joly
ditto for Damien Laureau

get your cab franc reds from Pavillon du Grand Clos – Yannick & Benoît Amirault, bold and strong cab francs with a great perfume

for chenins, go for the incomparable Domaine Huet

for a truly unique and traditional grape go for François Cazin Cour-Cheverny wines made from Romorantin grapes

in alsace, Domaine Albert Boxler makes really good stuff and try the dessert/sweeter styles Vendanges Tardives.

both beaujolais producers are excellent and you can try the not-so-common beaujolais blanc (white wine)

down in the rhone, i have tried Eric Texiers basic cotes du rhones wines overseas and despite being entry level, they pack lots of flavour and style in the glass

i have not tried the savoie wines yet so no comments.




so let me know if you are interested.
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Old 20-07-2013, 12:43 AM   #4303
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Can't join you this round as I still have some wines to clear. Next time!
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Old 20-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #4304
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Any Moscato lovers here?
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Old 20-07-2013, 09:15 PM   #4305
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@looiwte who is the marchesi di barolo distributor in sg.
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