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“Le Bistro du Dr. Wine” in Shanghai: To be enjoyed without prescription!

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Many laugh about Chinese wine culture, often bringing up the example of fine wine being mixed with Coke, but during my 7 days in Shanghai I did see no such thing. On the contrary, Shanghai even has a nice little wine scene, with a panoply of shops (many with the so loved Lafite wines as crown of their selection) and also a few very cosy wine bars. Two times we visited Le Bistro du Dr. Wine, a hip wine bar with bistro flair on Fumin road, it charmed us with its stylish yet unpretentious ambiance and an appealing wine list.
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Winery Visits part 3: Tokara and Delaire Graff

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Again 2 winery visits where I didn’t take many tasting notes.. But both were already worthwile for the beauty of the facilities and friendliness of the people working there, so I’m gonna post a couple of pictures at least. I guess this friendly atmosphere also distracts one from taking propper notes. Read the rest of this entry »

2002 Mont du Toît, Cape of Good Hope, SA

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This is a more highly priced South-African wine than those I used to drink until now. I am not yet a great fan of South Africans, although all of them I tried were of solid quality. But I often find these red wines to have quite intense smoke aromas, ranging from slightly smoked ham, to heavily smoked bacon. It’s maybe a matter of taste, but I feel that these smokey notes are somehow unbalancing the wines. Read the rest of this entry »

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2001 Hattrick, Barossa Valley – Bis zum Hattrick hatte ich mit Australiern nix am Hut!

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Mit australischen Weinen habe ich eigentlich nicht soviel am Hut. Ich habe zwar schon öfter welche getrunken, aber dies eigentlich ohne das Thema wirklich zu vertiefen. Es waren dann meistens marmeladige Fruchtbomben, oft aus dem bekannten Weingut mit P: Immer verlässlich was die Fruchtigkeit angeht, aber dafür leider auch irgendwie einseitig. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Australia
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