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05/11/2010: Air Miles and Good Wine Part 2 - by Sam Gleave (Sales Director)

 
 

I forgot to mention at the end of Part 1, an amazing show by a magician at a bar after our meal at Imperial Treasure. This guy was unbelievable and made Paul Daniels look like an amateur...I don't think even Harry Potter could whisk up as much magic... how he managed to get my earmarked card into a sealed bottle of water still bamboozles me!!

The next day I flew back to HK, watching more movies "formatted for the small screen" and then on the Saturday drove up to Shenzhen for the weekend to see a good friend. We ate dinner at his restaurant, amazing calves liver foie gras, accompanied with an even more amazing bottle of Margaux '96 - this was the wine of the trip and both to die for and to live for - (99 points). And then we moved onto Karaoke (see the picture) - I sang Hotel California badly 6 times as it was the only Western song available.

The next day I had lunch in Dongguan (one hour from Shenzhen) with the same friend - this is his other eatery and I have to say it was excellent, with all the produce coming only from his home town 3 hours north of here. We shared a bottle of Grand Puy Lacoste '99 - (91+ points).

Sunday night back in HK, I had a nice Italian meal (as I needed some Western munch for a change), and a half decent bottle of Angelus 2000, although not really my style - (90 points).

Finally to Taipei, a city I have grown to admire and enjoy visiting, although even after being there numerous times I still have no idea how to get around. An early dinner - good Japanese although the bottle of 2001 Tignanello, literally drank out of a sake sized glass, never had the chance to open or show so I won't score it. Lunch was at an excellent traditional Taiwanese place and the Clos Vougeot '06 from Laurent Roumier showed really well - (93+ points).

That night - a magnificent meal at an Asian fusion place close to the hotel. Nice and relaxed, Bruno Paillard 96 to start - (94 points), followed by a chunky, foursquare Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 - (92 points).

Back to HK the next day and before check out, I shared a quick meal at the Chinese restaurant in the hotel before the flight home - Peking duck washed down with an aging bottle of '85 Pétrus - (91 points)

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14/09/2010: Some remarkable tastings
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10/09/2010: A well travelled bottle
by Doug Rumsam (MD of BI's HK Office) Read more

08/09/2010: The Wine Oscars - 'The International Wine Challenge'
by Lauren Shalson (Head of Marketing& PR) Read more

06/09/2010: Oh What a Week!
by Lauren Shalson (Head of Marketing& PR)Read more

02/09/2010: Champagne, Chateauneuf & Speed Boats...just your average week in the Paxos Office
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

31/08/2010: Deep in the countryside of Wales
by Kristie Adams (Private& On-Trade Sales) Read more

19/08/2010: Miserable Musigny and Champion Chambolle
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

18/09/2010: Burgundy for kings, champagne for duchesses, claret for gentlemen - but Barolo for BI.
by Peter Newton (Trade Sales)Read more

16/08/2010: Reach for the stars
by Christopher Jaubert (Purchasing) Read more

10/08/2010: Chicken and Rousseau
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

06/08/2010: ...go together like a horse and carriage...
by Geraint Carter (Investment Group)Read more

04/08/2010: Andale! Andale! Arriba! Arriba!
by Kristie Adams (Private& On-Trade Sales)Read more

29/07/2010: An Englishman in Wanchai
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

26/07/2010: Quintessential British '80s food & Burgundy Part 1 & 2
by Victoria Bournot (Head of Private Sales)Read more

23/07/2010: Everything In Moderation... mmmmm
by Peter Newton (Trade Sales)Read more

21/07/2010: Your Average Monday Night
by Doug Rumsam (MD of BI's HK Office) Read more

19/07/2010: A new wine, an old wine and everything inbetween
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

15/07/2010: A few notes on some interesting bottles
by Gary Boom (Managing Director) Read more

05/07/2010: Saturday 3rd July - An immovable rendezvous
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

30/06/2010: Guilty Pleasures
by Peter Newton (Trade Sales)Read more

22/06/2010: Donnafugata - A Sicilian Tasting Experience
by Elia Leonardo (Trade Sales)Read more

17/06/2010: '66 And All That: A World Cup Dinner
by Neal Martin (Guest Blogger)Read more

15/06/2010: Rusty's World Cup Smash & Bash
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

11/06/2010: Egon Muller @ The Ledbury
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

08/06/2010: Old Friends for Dinner Chez Adams
by Kristie Adams (Private& On-Trade Sales) Read more

04/06/2010: An Amuse-Bouche of Mature Bordeaux
by Doug Rumsam (MD of BI's HK Office)Read more

01/06/2010: Pichon Lalande in HK
by Doug Rumsam (MD of BI's HK Office)Read more

27/05/2010: Four Days at Decanter
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

23/05/2010: More bread please!
by Sam Gleave (Sales Director)Read more

20/05/2010: A drop of medicine with the 'Good Doctor'
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

18/05/2010: Gulls Eggs at The Rules Restaurant
by Kristie Adams (Private& On-Trade Sales)Read more

14/05/2010: 2009 Vintage Update -Champagne Philipponnat
by Charles Philipponnat (Guest Blogger)Read more

10/05/2010: Zind Humbrect Tasting
by Gareth Birchley, (Buyer)Read more

07/05/2010: Bordeaux Blog Part 7 -
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

05/05/2010:
by Gareth BirchleyRead more

30/04/2010: Turning a blind eye to Cabernet Sauvignon
by Doug Rumsam, MD of BI (Hong Kong)Read more

28/04/2010: The UK Wine Merchants UGC XI v Bordeaux Cricket Club
by Phil Slocombe (BI's Burgundy Consultant)Read more

23/04/2010: Meet the Fockers NW3 dinner party
by Kristie Adams (Private& On-Trade Sales)Read more

21/04/2010: 1986 Bordeaux
by Gary Boom (Managing Director)Read more

19/04/2010: BI dinner at Cafe Anglais
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

14/04/2010: Bordeaux Blog Part 6 -
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

13/04/2010: Bordeaux Blog Part 5 - 7.20 wake up and no hot water!
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

12/04/2010: Bordeaux Blog Part 4 -
by Gareth Birchley (Buyer)Read more

09/04/2010: Bordeaux Blog Part 3 -
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

08/04/2010: Bordeaux Blog Part 2 -
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

07/04/2010: Bordeaux Blog Part 1 -
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

02/04/2010: 2009 Bordeaux - A provisional Summary (6 of 6)
by Michael Schuster (Guest Blogger)Read more

01/04/2010: Back from Bordeaux
by Sam Gleave, (Sales Director)Read more

27/03/2010: 2009 Sauternes. A vintage to match 2001? (5 of 6)
by Michael Schuster (Guest Blogger)Read more

26/03/2010: 2009 Bordeaux: Right Bank power versus Left Bank richness? (4 of 6)
by Michael Schuster (Guest Blogger)Read more

25/03/2010: 2009 Bordeaux: Texture - Tactile Luxury (3 of 6)
by Michael Schuster (Guest Blogger)Read more

22/03/2010: 2009 Bordeaux - Pauillac Promise & Recalibration (2 of 6)
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

23/03/2010: 2009 - Bordeaux Beautiful/Bordeaux Brutal (1 of 6)
by Michael Schuster (Guest Blogger)Read more

22/03/2010: Pig's Cheeks & Illegal Burgundy @ Chez Birchley
by Guy Ruston (HK Sales Executive)Read more

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