Saturday, 27 April 2013

Alsace Wine and Gastronomy Society Launch with Etienne Hugel, 26 January 2013

On a Saturday afternoon in January, eighteen lovers of Alsace wine convened at the private rooms of Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine to inaugurate the Alsace Wine and Gastronomy Society, Singapore.  Presiding over this auspicious occasion was our dear friend Etienne Hugel, the 12th generation proprietor of the prominent Alsace winery Hugel et Fils.

All photos courtesy of Dr Peter Wong.

It's Riesling o'Clock...again!  Etienne mugs for the camera

Friday, 5 April 2013

The Wines of Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC

It is a rare pleasure, in an increasingly homogenized and commercialised wine world, to discover something genuinely new and unexpected.  Imagine a red wine with a beguiling perfume of red fruit and flowers, vaguely reminiscent of a pinot noir’s aromatic depth, only for those notions to be dispelled by a mid-palate of herbs and pine needles.  And at the finish, a distinct salty tang, almost as if you were standing by the shores of the Ligurian Sea itself.

These are the wines of Dolceacqua.

The Bricco Arcagna vineyard, surrounded  by morning fog