The quick and the dead

One thing that Robert Rees at Wine Exchange Asia does well is to create a sense of urgency to buy. And he’s done it again with a special on Clonakilla that takes some beating. The offer, which has been sitting out there all weekend (apologies) expires at 5.00pm today.

2007 / Clonakilla / Hilltops / Shiraz / S$42 at Wine Exchange Asia – apart from being a personal favourite of mine, it hits the sweet spot with James Halliday too who gives it 95 points. It should be drinking from next year out to 2022. So, is it a good deal? Well, the RRP is A$30 so if you bought it retail and stuck two bottles in your checked baggage on your way back from down-under, you’d land it for S$39.78 at today’s exchange rate. Or you can forget the hassle and buy as much as you like for S$42.

And something to lighten up your week ahead – Yoga for wine lovers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_vHyxBc8cE

Aesthetic is a difficult word. But no other word can describe what is meant by this word. Aesthetic means ‘belonging to the appreciation of the beautiful.’ Aesthetic is pronounced ‘es-thet-ik’. One who is a professed appreciator of the beautiful is called an aesthete (es-the-eet). The aesthetics of wine is concerned with the beauty of wine…..wine offers to those capable of appreciating its beauty a vast field of aesthetic pleasures.” – The Aesthetics of Wine, March 1946

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Wine quotations

"A good bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world" - Louis Pasteur

“The unexacting palates of the masses…are content to ask no question [on origin] so long as a florin or half-a-crown will purchase a roomy flagon of strong , full-bodied, fruity wine” – CE Hawker writing in 1907

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