Franz Haas Gewurztraminer

The Hills Are Alive…

WINE has always been an integral part of man’s reprieve from labour, and rightly so. It is a versatile nectar; an enjoyment that can be convivial with each glass poured...
Wolf Blass and Indian food

Pairing Wine With Indian Food

RED with meat and white with fish? Those simplistic connections have long since been shown the door when it comes to wine pairing. But there's still a challenging cuisine for...
Raffles Hotel

No Shortage Of Tipples At Raffles

WHILE many stand at the entrance of The Raffles Singapore and wonder what’s changed, it must be noted that the renovations and upgrading run deeper than what our eyes...

Gin As Tonic By The Beach

IN A cool and quiet lounge, have a sip of the double shot of Masahiro Okinawa Gin RECIPE  01 chilled with an ice ball. Take a deep breath, close your...

Never Forsake A Great Sake

RICE HAS been a staple food in Asian households for several millennia. For Asian farmers, rice has long been a cornerstone of their lives. It provides sustenance in energy and...

It Tastes Like Rojak!

THE Singapore Sling was conceived in 1915. It provided a reason for ships to dock and bags to be unloaded at the Raffles Hotel. More than a century after its...

Vodka – The Stuff Of Mixed Memories

WHENEVER someone mentions alcohol, we tend to think of either one of two situations. You either have wonderful memories of camaraderie and peaceful solitude, or you shudder at the sound...
Lewis Mitchell

Bringing The Competitive Spirit To Asia

IT WAS not a big surprise that Singapore was selected to be home to the new Asian chapter of The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). It was however a...
Rachel Barrie, GlenDorach whisky

GlenDronach Opts For Tradition And Flavour

PERHAPS a handful of whisky aficionados from Singapore may have stumbled across the quaint distillery at the bottom of the valley of Forgue in the east Highland hills north-west...
world sake day

Kanpai To World Sake Day

IT IS World sake day today. So before you knock back a few in celebration, here are some tips from Joshua Kalinan, named this year’s Sommelier of the year,...