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All Posts from April, 2008

VDP Wine Fair – The 2007 Blast!

nice weather outside, fabulous wines inside…

On Sunday I was lucky to attend the VDP Weinbörse in Mainz, a wine fair, where many of Germany’s top winemakers presented their collections of the 2007 vintage.

And for those who didn’t read it yet, 2007 was a blast! The summer wasn’t too hot and rather dull, but then in autumn, nice weather held on throughout the harvest season permitting the grapes to ripe out comfortably. The pros’ say that this situation where the grapes have a lot of time to ripen is much better than a burning hot summer where the grapes ripe faster and might yield higher must-weights, but do not reach the right physiological ripeness due to water stress of the vines. Read the rest of this entry »

1995 Gallo Estate Cabernet, North Sonoma

A well-known rooster…

I always had, and still will have after that on bottle the image of a Gallo wine being an industrial supermarket wine.
It is so common to see this brand on the shelves everywhere, and many bring these wines to parties or gatherings, sometimes even me. The success of Gallo is based on the steady quality of industrially produced wine which evokes in each one of us the trust we can have in a brandname. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Malaysia Food Impressions

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KL Thirstquenching


Another Riesling I smuggled to KL to fight the Malaysian jungle heat. This one, a 2005 Schloss Johannisberg Spätlese (Grünlack), was a bit too sweet for that purpose, but tasted quite well with sushi. When the bottle was finished, we switched to cold Tiger beer to quench our thirst. Happy moments. Read the rest of this entry »

Restaurant Sri Nirwana Maju, Kuala Lumpur


This Indian restaurant has several spots in Kuala Lumpur and serves authentic Indian food on banana leaves. We’ve been to the Bangsar joint on a Sunday for lunch and the place was really busy. No wonder, since many KLers say that Nirwana serves the best Indian food. Read the rest of this entry »

Impressions of Chow Kit wet market Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is a country of many colours smells and tastes. Go to the Chow Kit wet market to get your senses flashed. Although the roof looks provisional and the floor is let’s say not clinically clean, the offered produce seem to be the freshest and of best quality. For example the fish was so fresh, that you could barely smell it, even though there was plenty of it!

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