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10-11-2004, 02:46 PM
To wine lovers.
Some tips I gathered to share with you.

Because the most important quality of any wine is the balance between acidity and sweetness, you'll get the full taste of a wine by following these three steps:
1. First impression: Your taste buds wil respond to sensations and your senses little funny in front of your friends - but it's meant to be fun!. Examine the body and texture of the wine. Is it smooth or harsh? is it light or rich? is it sweet or sour?
3. Aftertaste: contemplate the taste that remains in your mouth just after you have swallowed the wine. Take your time, how long did the taste last? Was it a pleasant taste?
I find the above the best way to choose and enjoy your vine.

My favourite are Australian vines they do excite my taste buds and prepare me for my meals.Of the many, my favourities is the Cape Mentelle Cabernet Merlot 1999
Delicious, rich and lingerring...and also good for my heart and arteries.


Ps. During this period look out for warehouse sales.

10-11-2004, 03:25 PM
Ski, there's going to be a warehouse sale this weekend by Vinyards in their Shah Alam office.

My favourite remains californian wine.....

Will be going for wine tour in Australia when I am there....:) Happy Holidays!

11-11-2004, 04:17 PM
My general rating:

Australian Red - good, esp those that are fruity in nature. Their whites tend to be too dry.

Californian - sweet and easy.

Favourite: South African reds.

I think I have one from Argentina that I have not opened. Time to find an occassion to open that. Probably during Christmas when the family will be complete with my brother coming back for holidays.

11-11-2004, 04:42 PM
Here is a rough guild to OZ wine which I keep it for my personal reference but I will share it with you all:-



1.penfolds grange shiraz bin95.. south australia
2 henschke hill of grace' shiraz...keyneton S.A.
3 mount mary 'quintet' cabernets yarra valley ...victoria
4 leeuwin estate 'art series' chardonay..margaret river
5 moss wood..cabernet sauvignon ..Margeret River
6 penfolds bin 707 cabernet sauvignon
7 wendouree shiraz .clare valley sa


1 bannockburn pinot noir..geelong victoria
2 bass phillip premuim pinot noir gippsiand victoria
3 brokenwood graveyard shiraz hunter valley,NSW.
4 cape mentelle cabernet sauvignon margaret river
5 cullen cabernet merlot ..margaret river
6 dalwhinnie..shiraz..moonambel victoria
7 giaconda...chardonnay..beechworth...victoria
8 giaconda...pinot noir... ..beechworth....victoria
9 grosset..polish hill riesling..clare valley sa
10 henschke..cyril henschke cabernet sauvignon
keyneton sa
11 henschke mt edelstone schiraz keyneton sa
12 jasper hill..emily paddock shiraz cabernet franc
13 jasper hill ..georgia's paddock shiraz heathcote vic
14 jim barry ..the amagh shiraz clare valley sa
15 mt mary ..pinot noir..yarra valley .vic
16 pierro..chardonnay..margaret river
17 rockford..basket press shiraz..barosa valley...sa
18 tahbilk..1860 vines shiraz..nagambie lakes victoria
19 wendouree..cabernet malbec. clare valley sa
20 wendouree . cabernet sauvignon.clare valley sa
21 wendouree..shiraz-malbec..clare valley..sa
22 wendouree..shiraz-mataro..clare vally..sa
23 yarra yering..dry red wine no.1 cabernet..yarra
vally.. vic
24 yeringberg..cabernet blend..yarra valley..vic


1 bannockburn..chadonay..geelong .vic
2 barossa valley estate..e & e black pepper
shiraz.barossa valley..sa
3 charles melton..nine popes shiraz grenache
mourvedre.barossa valley
4 coriole..lloyd reverse shiraz..mclaren vale ..sa
5 craiglee..shiraz..sunbury..vic
6 dalwhinnie..cabernet..moonambel..vic
7 de borteli.noble one botrylis semillon..riverina ..nsw
8 elderton..command' shiraz..borossa valley.sa
9 grosset..watervale rieling.clarevale.rieling.clare
10 hardys..eileen hardy shiraz..sa
11 howard park.. cabernet merlot..wa
12 irvine.. grand merlot..eden vally..sa
13 joseph..moda amarone..cabernet merlot..coonawarra
mclaren vales.sa
14 lakes folly..white label cabernet..hunter valley..nsw
15 mt. langi ghiran..langi shiraz..rampians..vic
16 mt mary..chardonnnay..yarra valley..vic
17 penfolds..bin 389..cabernet shiraz..sa
18 penfolds..st.henri shiraz-cabernet..sa
19 petaluma..chardonnay..piccadilly valley..sa
20 petaluma..coonawarra cabernet
21 petaluma..riesling..clare valley..sa
22 peter lehmann..stonewell shiraz borassa vally..sa
23 redbank..sally paddock cabernet shiraz-
cabernet.franc merlot, redbank.vic
24 st.hallett..old block shiraz..barossa vally sa
25 tyrrell's..val 47 pinot chardonnay..hunter vally..nsw
26 tyrrell's..val 1 smillion..hunter vally..nsw
27 wolf blass..black label..cabernet blend..sa
28 wynns coonawarra estate..john riddoch cabernet
29 yarra yering..dry red wine no2 shiraz..yarra vally vic


1 bowen estate..cabernet sauvignon..coonawarra..sa
2 bowen estate..shiraz..coonawarra..sa
3 cape mentelle..chardonnay..margaret river
4 cape mentelle..shiraz..
5 coldstream hills..reserve chardonnay..yarra valley..vic
6 coldstream hills..reserve pinot noir..yarra valley..vic
7 cullen..chardonnnay..margaret river
8 katnook estate..cabernet sauvignon..coonawwarra..sa
9 lakes folly..yellow label chardonnay..hunter vally.nsw
10 leewin estate..art series cabernet
sauvignon..margaret river
11 leconfield..cabernet sau...coonawarra
12 lindemans..limestone ridge..shiraz caber..
13 lindemans..pyrus cab..blend..coonawarra..
14 lindemans..st georges cab..sau..coonawarra.
15 mountadam..chardonnay..eden vally..sa
16 orlando..lawsons shiraz..padthaway..sa
17 orlando..st.hugo..cab.sau..coonawarra..sa
18 penfolds..magill estate shiraz..adelade..sa
19 plantagenet..cab.sau..mt baker.wa
20 pipers brook vineyard..riesling..tasmania
21 seppelt..dorrien cab..sau..barossa vally..sa
22 seppelt..great western shiraz..grampians..vic
23 taltarni..cab..sau.. moonambet..vic
24 tyrrell's..val 9 shiraz..hunter vally..nsw
25 vasse felix..cab.sau. wa
26 virgin hills..cab.shiraz.merlot-malbec..kyneton..vic
27 wynns coonawarra estate..cab,sau.coonawarra..sa
28 xanadu..cab.reserve..margaret river.
29 yarra yering..pinot noir..yarra vally..vic

With this list, you can talk like an expert about Oz wine.
Your friends will be impressed !!

12-11-2004, 06:44 PM
err, a word of advice, don't try naka list when u had 2 glass or more, far from impress, ur friends might think ur speaking in another language :D

16-11-2004, 04:07 PM
Generally speaking, the combination of different kind of food with different wine is as follows (but there are exceptions):-

1. White Wine:
(pinot blanc, pinot,chardonnay,sauvignon,champagne,sparking wine, riesling,white burgundy)

For fish/chicken/pork/shellfish/pasta/salad/vegi./soup.

2. Red Wine:
( Shiraz ,pinot noir, red burgundy, merlot),

For beef/lamb/spare ribs/game meat/hard & firm cheeses.

3. Port/Sherry for desserts

Happy dinning.

16-11-2004, 04:45 PM
Hi Naka
Since you are in Australia what do you think of Brown Brothers wine..I intend to try it out soon..rough cost RM56.

Do you consider this one of the top range in Australia?


16-11-2004, 05:36 PM
Yes, I had tried Brown Brothers wine b4 for dinner and it went well with the food.

I think it costs about A$12.00 a bottle.

A good choice

17-11-2004, 09:37 AM
My fav OZ wine would definitely have to be Wolfblass, both red and white. Very safe if you are in the midst of wine lovers and you have the honour of choosing the wine. You can never go wrong with this label.

But my all time fav if Robert's Rock, South African Cab Sauv. Bloody good, very rich and full bodied red. I get them by the dozens from my 'supplier' in S'pore. Never found it in Malaysia, I wonder why!!

The other good one you should try is Terra Mater, Chilean Red Cab Merlot. Goes well with red meat, any time.

18-11-2004, 03:28 PM
The best wine is the wine that you like, period. :rolleyes:

19-11-2004, 12:32 PM
Where do you buy your wine from any recommendations please?..i get mine from 'Denise,' a good selection but a little pricey, i do look out for offers.


20-11-2004, 11:46 PM
The best wine is the wine that you like, period. :rolleyes:

very well said friend.... no matter what the wine critics might say, if you really enjoy your RM 20 bottle of Carlo Rossi .... so be it man...hehehe