I had no idea what to expect other than it is a nice Spanish seaside town, seriously what does that mean, that there are bad seaside towns in Spain???? Obviously I need a Sitges Spain Walkabout to find out.
My first impressions were it is cold, around 1 or 2 C when I arrived late last night, but a bit of cold is refreshing, especially after around 25 hours of travel.
I woke up to amazingly clear blue skies and a brisk 4 or 5 C, so far so good.
Recently I visited d’Arenberg McLaren Vale to taste a few of their wines. A very unique experience, doubt that there would be any other winery on the planet with a cellar door experience quite like d’Arenberg McLaren Vale.
d’Arenberg is rated by James Halliday a 5 Red Star Winery.
5 Red Stars Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have had a long track record of excellence in the context of its region — truly the best of the best.
It has been a while since I posted. Work and life have been taking up a bit too much time lately. Luckily work and life has not stopped me from drinking great wines, it also helps to have generous friends.
As you will see Dec 2018 was a good month, for me at least, for wine. How was your December?
Majella GPL68 2014 is the first release of a new wine from Majella Wines and we were apparently the first in Singapore to taste it. The wine was added as a surprise by Proj Lynn to Wine Exchange Asia‘s 2018 Majella Vintage Tasting at New Ubin Seafood @ Chijmes.
Tasting the Majella GPL68 with Ros and Prof Lynn added to the occasion, everyone at the dinner appreciated you sharing it with us.
In 1968 George Patrick Lynn, patriarch of the Lynn family, allowed his sons Brian and Anthony to plant vines on the the family’s Coonawarra property “Majella”
The vineyard prospered, more vines were planted and eventually a winery was built and Majella Wines as we now know it was established
George passed away in 1976 aged only 50, but in his memory we are proud to present this wine, the Majella “GPL68”, as a fine example of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon at its very best.
A flight of 6 different vintages of Majella Cabernet Sauvignon was the first flight of the 2018 Majella Vintage Tasting at New Ubin Seafood @ Chijmes. Another great night hosted by Robert Rees of Wine Exchange Asia
Majella is one of the first wineries in Australia that I started to actively follow, mainly because of Brian “Prof” Lynn, one of the founders of Majella, who always has a smile on his face and usually with a glass of wine in his hand, ready to share a bottle and a story or six. The Majella stand at a Wine Show is always one of the first, if not the first, on my list to visit.
Prof is also the cause of my main problem in Singapore, an amazing collection of friends who like to share at least a magnum of high quality booze each time we meet. A nice problem to have, thanks Prof.