A. Zirnhelt Gewürztraminer Vin D’Alsace

January 7, 2013
A. Zirnhelt Gewurztraminer Vin D' Alsace

A personal favourite. Although ‘Gewurz’ can be made into various styles; aromatic complexity, full body & spiciness are common characteristics. Expect flavours of lychees & roses with some residual grapey-ness. This example is vinified true to the original drier style. Loves to consumed as an aperitif or with Foie Gras.

Price: ¥140

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A. Zirnhelt Riesling Vin D’Alsace

January 7, 2013
A. Zirnhelt Riesling Vin D'Alsace

Update: June 2013: Another 6 months bottle age has turned this offering into a much drier experience with greater savouriness. It’s bone dry. Aromas of freshly sliced lime; the citrus zing showing in the flavour profile via lemony elements typical of Riesling. The acid is refreshing and vibrant, and would mix with – cut through – most oil-based foods. A very juicy wine with a minerally finish, making it more alluring. Yum Yum.

Price: ¥130

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B.P. Rothschild Maipo Mapu Reserva Chardonnay

October 27, 2011
B.P.Rothschild Maipo Mapu Reserva Chardonnay

Beautiful golden colour. Delicate fragrance with notes of citrus and tropical fruit, a hint of hazelnut. A wide rich flavour, full of ripe fruit leads to a nice round after taste. A fragrant, fresh and powerful wine.

Price: ¥95

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B.P. Rothschild Mapu White (Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay): Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
B.P. Rothschild Mapu White (Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay)

Same story as the red: A successful Chilean blend. Bright and brilliant pale yellow. Fresh and elegant, it opens on grapefruit and mango notes. A fresh elegant attack leads into a succulent mid-palate that starts on citrus and goes on to develop notes of tropical fruit, building to a lively and well-balanced finish.

Price: ¥88

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Baron de Ley Rioja Blanco: New Wine

February 27, 2015
Baron de Ley Rioja Blanco

Check out this write-up. So funny. I had to leave it, despite the fact that I rather like white Rioja. Light Yellow colour with a green hue. Clean and bright. Amazingly attractive grass and dill nose, showing a uniqueness of Rioja whites. Tastes a good harmony of acidity and alcohol with a excellent structure. It’s a brilliant apertif. Pairs with Roast fish or seafood.

Price: ¥130

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Baron Philippe de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc Languedoc

December 21, 2011
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc

Brilliant, very light yellow. The expressive nose reveals notes of white peach, citrus fruit and white blossom. Very complex, fresh and pleasant, it is typical of a southern Sauvignon. The attack is supple, with a strongly mineral cast, leading into a fresh finish with lime and grapefruit flavors. The wine displays a fine balance between roundness and freshness.

Price: ¥143

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Baron Philippe de Rothschild Viognier Languedoc

December 2, 2011
B.P.Rothschild Viognier

Fine, deep golden colour. Fruity bouquet displaying a highly complex mix of fresh and preserved fruit aromas with some lovely floral notes. Ample and generous, on the palate it is both unctuous and full of flavour. Ideal to accompany all sorts of salads and vegetable pasta dishes.

Price: ¥143

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Bodegas Alina Emblema Sauvignon Blanc: Wine Man Pick

September 18, 2011
Bodegas Alina Emblema Sauvignon Blanc

BRILLIANT!!!! 2014 vintage is here. Fresh & powerful Chilean White with plenty of proper zingy acidity. A strong fresh floral wine with an intriguing mix of exotic fruits (passion fruit, grapefruit). The medium full body is a silken palate and exquisitely intense, with a supportive acidic structure and a nice finish. Our top selling white for the last 36 months (Dec 2015), sold elsewhere online at 138. Ouch.

Price: ¥85

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Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes : Wine Man Pick

November 10, 2011
Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes

The future? Adding a healthy dash of Argentina’s own varietal makes Chardonnay interesting. Complex aroma of tropical fruits with hints of honey and flowers. It is fruity and fresh on the palate, with well-balanced acidity and a pleasant finish. Reminds of Pinot Blanc from Alsace.

Price: ¥88

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Callia Osaado Chardonnay: Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
Callia Osaado Chardonnay

This fresh and fruity Argentine wine is lush with intense aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Its delicate, satisfying mouth-feel is enhanced by a lingering finish. Callia is one of the wineries of the season as far as we are concerned and one we fully intend to watch develop into master crafts-folk, despite their relatively…

Price: ¥80

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Callia Signos Chardonnay

October 12, 2011
Signos Callia Chardonnay

There’s plenty of residual sweetness and fruitiness with twist of acidity. I’d place it the off dry category. Chill it well and you’ll be rewarded with a zesty everyday refreshing flavour that suits those who like their white wines un-oaked.

Price: ¥78

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Chateau Lamargue Grandes Cabanes White AOC: Wine Man Pick: BIN END

November 2, 2011
Chateau Lamargue Grandes Cabanes White A.O.C.

Last Chance: A Southern French charmer of a blend with complex nose reminiscent of mineral tones evolving into white flowers and exotic fruits. Palate has full bodied freshness that is bone dry with some nice acidic balance to the Viognier fruit. The Roussanne adds nice weight. Wine Spectator: 2005 vintage 85/100:

Price: ¥120

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Chiaro Pinot Grigio IGT: New Wine

February 27, 2015
Chiaro Pinot Grigio IGT

Generally speaking, I am interested in more body in a wine than is on offer here. but for the money we really can’t grumble too much. Zonin’s PG has more of that body that I am talking about. Maybe interested parties can test the both to find out which floats their personal tastebud boat..

Price: ¥94

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Claus C. Jacob German Riesling: BIN END

April 23, 2012
Claus C. Jacob Riesling

It is pretty much impossible to find anything from Germany that doesn’t break the bank here in Shanghai and now this one we did find is almost all gone. I think we have here, a summer aperitif and a great partner to fish, seafood, poultry and pasta dishes with cheese or cream based sauces. The wine is shipped by Thomas Rath through whom we found a very delightful Auselese and Spätelese in 2010.

Price: ¥125

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Coppola Bianco (Pinot Grigio) BIN END (pity)

April 19, 2012
Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio

Light straw in colour, this Bianco exudes aromas of pineapple, lemon and fig, while pink grapefruit, apple, tangerine and minerals dance across the palate. We liked it too: it was just taking off as we found out we were losing access so there’s little of it remaining. TWM

Price: ¥177

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Coppola Diamond Chardonnay: Wine Man Pick ALL GONE

December 19, 2011
Coppola Diamond Chardonnay

Sadly, this Californian master-class in old and modern at once is no more. We’ll keep an eye out but China never embraced this import. Buttercup yellow. Cantaloupe, pear and cinnamon. Apple, passion fruit and crème brulée. Half fermented in oak barrels; half in stainless steel. From the Godfather of Wine. but few cared…

Price: ¥260

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De Bortoli Sacred Hill Chardonnay: Wine Man Pick: Commended 2013

October 27, 2011
De Bortoli Sacred Hill Chardonnay

Australian success. Commended at the Decanter wine Awards 2013. Our joint top selling white wine, amazing quality for the price and a wine which we drink at home every week. A top seller even before they started winning competitions. The subtle oak approach has given added structure to the wine without overpowering it, leaving the citrus and stone fruit flavours to dominate.

Price: ¥95

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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Viognier: All gone. Dang Nabbit!

November 16, 2011
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Viognier

Light straw with green tints. The bouquet shows a combination of lifted spicy notes together with subtle floral, orange blossom notes, and a hint of ginger. The palate shows texture and freshness derived from extended time on lees, with slight citrus notes on the palate. The wine shows lovely length and balance.

Price: ¥344

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DeMartino Organic Sauvignon Blanc: Gone!

December 6, 2011
De Martino Organic Sauvignon Blanc

All Gone! Tormenta makes a Chilean Organic SB which we will soon need to upload to this site. At the moment you can find it on our longlist PDF

Price: ¥135

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Domäne Wachau Federspiel Trocken Terrassen Riesling: Commended 2014

December 21, 2011
Domäne Wachau Federspiel Trocken Terrassen Riesling

Smaragd Rieslings – which must be more than 12.5 percent with less than.09 percent residual sugar – are the richest, most concentrated and full-bodied, and longest lived of the three categories. Delicate aromas of apple and ripe mango are riper than the palate, which shows refreshing green apple and Asian pear.

Price: ¥180

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Emile Durand Chablis AOC

January 5, 2013
Emile Durand Chablis AOC Bourgogne

Chablis is one of the most famous white wines in the world. A wonderfully full wine with tropical fruit flavours. Clean, fresh with perfectly balanced acidity and with great length.

Price: ¥140

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Emile Durand Chardonnay Bourgogne AOC

December 7, 2011
Emile Durand Chardonnay Bourgogne AOC

In the glass the wine is presented in bright, bright gold. On the nose an elegant bouquet of apricots, peaches, citrus fruits and a hint of fresh oak. Beautiful full-bodied and fruity on the palate with mild tannins that lingers on the finish. A beautiful terrace for wine on a warm summer evening, which harmonizes very well with seafood or cream cheese.

Price: ¥120

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Enrico Serafino Gavi DOCG: Back in stock

November 3, 2011
Enrico Serafino Gavi DOCG

A sad loss; this wine will no longer be available in China. Gavi is among the elite wines of Piedmont and one of the best white wines in the world. 100% Cortese grapes make this delicately scented, full bodied and fresh DOCG wine. There is a distinctive, subtle floral fragrance. The tannins are appealing and there’s plenty of acidity.

Price: ¥150

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Fernway Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc: Wine Man Pick

October 16, 2011
Fernway Sauvignon Blanc

The NZ wine is pale straw, with an impressive aromatic attack full of ripe asparagus, cucumber & melon. Drink cold & fresh, on its own for the sheer pleasure. The flavour profile is complex with wonderful crispness from highly integrated acidity. The long refreshing finish is incredibly moreish. Going up in price again this year due to a stronger NZ currency.

Price: ¥135

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Firriato Branciforti Dei Bordonard Catarrato Bianco IGT Sicily: New Wine

March 1, 2015
Firriato Branciforti Dei Bordonard Catarrato Bianco IGT Sicily

The white “Branciforti” presents a brilliant straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. It boasts a beautifully fragrant bouquet that has notes of meadow flowers and ripe pears. Through its balanced acidity, this wine is an ideal complement to appetizers and seafood.

Price: ¥102

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Firriato Emporio Bianco IGT Sicily: New Wine

March 1, 2015
Firriato Emporio Bianco IGT Sicily

It appears a straw yellow color with a hue of green. Floral and muture pear nose. It also has a pleasant continuous acidity. Food matching: Salads, seafood or Pasta.

Price: ¥78

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Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc: Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
Miguel Torres Chile Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc

A fresh, floral Chilean wine with a fruity body and a silken palate of great finesse. Displays intriguing notes of exotic fruits (passion fruit, grapefruit). Its silky palate is exquisitely intense, with a good acidic structure and a prolonged, joyous finish. A good wine that is improving each year. Donates to wilderness projects.

Price: ¥104

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Heritage De Baroncourt Vin De L’Aude Blanc

November 11, 2011
Heritage De Baroncourt Vin De L'Aude Blanc

It’s a low price, off dry glugger, best served cold. “Fresh clean acidity…complex aromas of exotic fruits (mango and lychee). Well balanced…a lingering finish of mango. (who writes this stuff?) Ripe fruit aroma. Clear straw yellow colour…This tantalizing white is perfect as a cocktail or matched with a variety of savoury dishes. Serve at: 8℃-10℃”

Price: ¥78

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