Local Heart, Global Soul

June 19, 2010

A Singapore wine shop stop…

Filed under: SINGAPORE — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We are doing a walking tour around part of Singapore with our Singaporean friend as our local guide.

It’s like walking around any big city in some respects but with the tropical heat and local scenes such as this gentleman cycling past us it’s also very different at the same time.

The bike looks a lit like a Dutch Bakfiets  https://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/peddle-power-people-carriers-the-bakfiets/ or https://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/another-cool-bakfiets/ but  this cargo bike has a very Asian  feel to it. (Might that be his lunch-box on the back?)

We come close to one of our friend’s favourite shops.

It’s a wine shop and she loves good wine, so we decide to get a bottle to take back to our hotel so that we adults can sit and relax in the room chatting with a glass after dinner once the kids are in bed.

Himself and I are intrigued to see what kind of wines are on offer here in Singapore and we also enjoy a glass of wine with a meal so we don’t take any persuading when offered to come inside and help with making the choice.

bakfiets (photo © kiwidutch)

There are several wines available for tasting and since none of us are burdened with driving we can all take part in the tasting session.

Himself and our friend like the Spanish red wine “Estio” best, but I find a firm favourite in the Queen’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.

That of course meant that we ended up buying a bottle of each to take back to the hotel.

They have a very good knowledge of wines here and a very nice selection too… ( apologies for the quality of the photos, it was quite dark inside the shop)

Our review of the wines: full, fruity, great flavour. Both are very good and although they are subtlety different, choosing a favourite is simply down to personal preference on taste.

…I’m very certain that we will be back here on future trips to pick up a wine to share together.

(photograph © kiwidutch)

(photograph © kiwidutch)

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(photograph © kiwidutch)

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