Newsletter #12c 9th December ’11

NEWS LETTER 12c       December 9 2011in brief:

  • BISS Winter Fair, Saturday December 10, 11 to 3pm.
  • Article: How to Choose Wine: part 2
  • Article Party Etiquette: part 1
  • Article: Chinese Wine to impress
  • Enrico Serafino Mixed case
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Many New Lines added to our website

Since the launch of V2.0 in November, we have been busy adding more and more wines, mixed cases and articles. We now have 135 recommended wines from 10 major wine producing countries, 26 themed mixed cases, a tier system to help navigate price hierarchy, and a downloadable longlist of 800 wines and spirits (including Bin Ends). Happy reading.


 Enrico Serafino (Tier 1, 2 & 3)

Top drawer wines of Piedmont region. Enrico Serafino first founded its wine making estate in 1878 and soon became one of the most outstanding producers of Piedmont region in Italy. Today we are the only source for this sensational producer in Shanghai and we offer these styles of important and renowned wines at a price that is unavailable anywhere else.

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British International School Winter Fair

Saturday December 10th,   11 to 4.   Jin Guang Lu, Huacao, Minhang. BISS was a great event in 2010. There will be all sorts of vendors selling great Christmas gifts, Mulled wines, hot food and of course, us. We sold 34 cases of wine in 5 hours last time.This year we will have around 8 to 10 wines to sample. Place your orders on the day to receive 4 compounded discounts

Good Chinese Wine

If you were in a position where you were thinking hey I need to buy a Chinese wine to show that I know stuff about China to my Chinese Boss and create the right impression; this is it. Silver Heights Family Reserve. This is a Great Boutique Winery in a Classy Western style with  a very Limited production. Reserve a case now.

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Party Wines Etiquette: Pt.1; sparkling wine

Cheese and pineapple on cocktail sticks just won’t do it. It is time to get the party wine out. There is absolutely no doubt that at a gathering of friends, Sparkling Wine is the way to go to get that special feeling going quickly. Here are some very nice bubbly suggestions to kick start the evening / afternoon / morning?

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How to choose wine: part 2; presentation

It never fails to amaze me how one person’s sublime wine is another person’s vulgar vinegar: Same liquid; different subjective responses. The same is true of the now legendary Judgement of Paris, organised by Steven Spurrier (of Decanter Magazine). Esteemed panel members of the 1976 blind tasting between top US and French wines discovered that..

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