Have you drunk wine today? This is one simple question that has piqued my curiosity of late. I have been in Bali for quite some time and enjoyed many of the decadent delights on offer. Wine comes every so often, though not on a daily basis, and I take it for granted sometimes. Yet I can’t help but wonder, will the habit of drinking wine daily on a tropical island like Bali become the norm in society? The corresponding answer/question is: why not? There is among a few people the issue of p … [Read more...]

SAKALA: A Cocktail Bash by the Beach

With two striking luminous towers, an azure sea backdrop and classy French cuisine, this sprawling venue is where glamour sparkles in South Bali access Sitting at the tip of Tanjung Benoa peninsula, SAKALA offers options to those who like to come in style. You can drive there straight from the airport passing Jimbaran and the Bypass Nusa Dua Road, taking around 40 minutes or so. The upcoming shortcut road though will reduce that time to roughly 20 minutes. There’s no fuss about parking; a v … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s to Present Finest & Rarest Wines

Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the second auction of its September Wine Sale Series - Finest and Rarest Wines, Including Hermitage La Chapelle 1949 - 2010 And Château La Lagune 1958 - 2010 Direct From The Cellars - to be held on 7 September at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, immediately following the sale of an important private collection, Only DRC – A Private Cellar Of Domaine De La Romanée-Conti, on the same day (see separate release). The sale totals 760 lots estimated at HK$15 – 22 million / … [Read more...]

Bordeaux rendezvous

Early last month French fine dining restaurant Amuz, alongside wine distributor PT. Dwimitra Sukses Perkasa, held what could be easily called the wine dinner of the year. 200 guests enjoyed 26 Bordeaux Grand Cru from the 2001 to 2003 vintages. Here’s a look at some of the Bordeaux trade’s most important components. The 1855 Classification There are approximately 10,000 chateaus that produce wine in Bordeaux today and in particular, the Bordeaux 1855 Classification singles out 58 of the fine … [Read more...]

A Pure Taste of Bali

Conrad Bali has launched a deliciously innovative, health and wellness-conscious organic menu that sees the leading luxury resort team up with local farmers and communities as partners to ensure some of the freshest and most authentic organic produce reaches its guests. The resort's culinary team has dedicated itself to searching for authentic Balinese ingredients, scouring Bali's farms to identify high quality organic produce found on the island. The result is a menu that sings off the … [Read more...]

Conrad Bali Appoints New Director of F&B and Culinary Operations

The culinary family at Conrad Bali is warming up as globe-trotting gastronaut David Laval settles in as the resort's new Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations. Laval has hit the beach running with a warm and inspired remix of the menu at Conrad's Bali flagship confidently relaxed beachfront fine dining restaurant, Eight Degrees South. He introduces a new a la carte concept called 'Small Tastings'; a light tropical take on tapas designed to be shared, with an emphasis on … [Read more...]

Sip, Swirl and Sell

If you’re looking for a crisis-proof investment that’s practically easy to do, red wines happen to retain not only good taste, but also good money as time goes on. Wine as part of drinking habits is now inseparable to those growing countries in Asia. The better economy proves that more palates demand higher quality, taste and, ultimately, brands. And this is where exactly fine wine investment chips in... Bottling up big profit in the disguise – or real facets sometimes – of all the three e … [Read more...]

A Meat Delicacy

While having western cuisine usually comes at a price, you can choose a delicious list of western dishes on the reasonably priced menu at ‘Seven to 7 Meat Shop and Café.’ Opened since January 8, 2012, Seven to 7 features a unique concept wherein the restaurant and meat shop are combined into one F&B establishment. Here, guests can either order the food from the menu, or they can have their own selections of meat, sausage, potatoes and hash brown directly taken from the freezer. Steak is … [Read more...]

The Rising Dom

Dom Pérignon, one of the world’s most sought after champagne labels, has the tendency to appreciate owing to the brand’s historical value and high rated vintage.    The Rolls Royce among the champagne labels available in the market, Dom Pérignon is the fizz of long-term performances worth an investment, according to Jean Berchon, vice president of Corporate Communication at Moët & Chandon, a prominent champagne house that produces Dom Pérignon. “Apart from the increasing popular dem … [Read more...]

Liquid Masterpieces

Taking you to a luscious journey of discovery into the world’s rarest and most expensive brands of spirits, wine and champagne.   A journey through aromatic flavors, vintages and limited editions is indeed an opportunity for collectors to enhance their insights in appreciating the value of the world’s liquid masterpieces. A collaboration of Singapore Changi Airport and global luxury retailer DFS Group exclusively provided such an opportunity to worldwide collectors at a recent pres … [Read more...]