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Gustation

Analyse this

11.40AM: 'LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ' begins the invigilator. 'Exam conditions are now in force for the 2003 WSET [Wine and Spirit Education Trust] Diploma blind-tasting paper. You will shortly be handed six unidentified bottles of wine.

Sunday, 6 July, 2003, 12:00am

Desire for freedom

Thank you for running Annie Wong's 'People's Republic of Desire' column each week. Her hilarious 'Syllabus for Citizens' (Sunday Morning Post, May 26) was one of her best pieces. It showed that deep down, Chinese people have Western tastes and propensities.

2 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Food & wine

Oliver's in the Prince's Building, Central, is offering the opportunity to talk to one of Australia's premier winemakers on Wednesday. Wolf Blass will be at the store from 5.45pm-6.30pm for a tasting of his wines and to sign bottles for customers. Information on 2869 5119.

29 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Wine on

Less than $100

Carmen $85

3 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Food for thought

In celebration of Le French May, the Marco Polo Gateway is bringing out Vincent Girardin, chef of the Michelin one-star restaurant La Mirande in Avignon. Girardin's dishes will be served in La Brasserie from May 7 to 31. In addition, there will be a special five-course tasting dinner accompanied by wines from the Rhone Valley on May 9.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

Wine On

Below $100

Oxford Landing

$99

19 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

High rate for The Exchange

IN THE SAME WAY that travel guide recommendations can ruin unspoilt beauty spots, it's a shame to draw attention to a great new restaurant in an unlikely location.

10 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Hayes has Sweet tooth for Victory

Sweet Victory can put David Hayes and Basil Marcus back on the winning trail in the fifth event on this afternoon's highly competitive 10-race Sha Tin card.

23 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Irurtia wine

Here's something different. Get a bottle of Irurtia wine and take it to a party.

Pour a glass for someone who knows something about wine. Let them catch a quick glimpse of the bottle, but not sufficient for them to read the fine print. Then ask them where it comes from.

Sniff. Spain? Nope. Sip. Chile? Wrong again.

27 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Never mind the name, it's good

Gnangara. Just try pronouncing that: Ung-garrahhh. It sounds like a dog chewing a bone. Pretty rum name for a winery, but according to owner Frank Tate, it is an Aboriginal word that describes an underground spring.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am