Christmas Wines

Christmas view of Kuala Lumpur from my brother’s appartment. Great setting for dinner! Read the rest of this entry »

Merry X-Mas! Off to Bali!

Season’s greetings from Malaysia. Wishing you all a joyful time! It’s early morning and we’re off to Bali for some more good times. Recommendations are welcome!



Let me introduce you to Daisy and Donald, leading performers of a pre-Christmas dinner (already!) with friends. Stuffed with chestnuts, red-wine-marinated-prunes and cranberries, accompanied with Port-wine-sauce, and with traditional Blaukraut (red cabbage) and Semmelknödel (bread dumplings) on the side they were quite tasty. Yeah! Can’t hide my pride! :=)

Categories: Food

Christmas Food Porn – Update

Christmas is ahead (big news huh?) and I’m in charge of food. And I tend to get a little adventurous for Christmas dinners since it’s one of the few occasions in the year for homemade fancy food.

So here are my 2 main ingredients:

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Categories: Food

2000 Châteaux de Lascaux „Les Secrets“, Côteaux du Languedoc


Of course there were also non-corked bottles for Christmas. This 2000 Cuvée Les Secrets from Château de Lascaux was superb. Tannins were softened after 7 years but fruit was still there. Secondary aromas such as garrigue flavours gave the wine complexity. Really a nice Cuvée made of Syrah and Grenache underlining once again the ageing potential of selected Languedoc wines.

Categories: France,Languedoc

1986 Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac


Too bad! Corked! Merry Christmas then… :=(
No there are definitely worst things in life than a corked wine, and I shouldn’t be that cynical on Christmas.

Categories: Bordeaux,France