The legendary Alejandro Fernandez

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We are too far apart, and don’t know the full story of the family feud during his last year’s of life, so will only focus on the legacy of his prime during the 1980-1990s.

Spanish wine, and yes also food, wasn’t popular, and this one man’s mission made a great impact, at the same time when American wine critics began to move markets. Alejandro’s foresight to develop vineyards not only in Ribera del Duero, but also Toro and La Mancha, eventually created a behemoth with other agricultural products and a hotel.

Today’s preferred wine style has moved to the fine-boned, elegance, perhaps also lighter, but we find in these classics, the truth about soil and people in this western part of Spain. It is the combination of the scorched earth, the power of tannins, and the intense fruit profile that takes as back to the old days, when wine was made for the people.

These are wines that need time, something many don’t have, or perhaps also no space to keep for maturation. It is therefore even more particular to have such a jewel ready to drink at a reasonable price. Salud Alejandro. You will always be remembered.

A spotlight on Le Clos du Caillou

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In 2014 we began representing different domaines from Chateauneuf du Pape in Thailand. Understanding the sizeable region of over 3,000 hectares and 180 wineries, offers a varied range of styles. Along with Laurent Charvin, we choose the cuvee Quartz from Le Clos du Caillou and later added Jean Royer and also Roche Audran.

The Papal wine claimed the first AOC back in 1932. Since then, throughout the world the crested bottles has been synonymous with French wine history and grandeur. According to The Wine Cellr Insider “Le Clos du Caillou dates back to at least the first part of the 20th century in the Southern Rhone Valley. However, the modern era for Clos du Caillou began when it was purchased in 1956 by the Pouzin family. The domaine was managed by Claude Pouzin until 1995. At that point in time, Sylvie Pouzin, the daughter of Claude Pouzin and her husband, Jean-Denis Vacheron began to run the estate, taking Clos du Caillou in a new direction. Tragically, Jean-Denis Vacheron died in an accident in 2002. Sylvie Pouzin took over managing the estate from that point forward. While the property has a history in Chateauneuf du Pape, the reason there are no great older vintages, or any older vintages for that matter is simple. Until 1993, they sold the majority of their harvest to negociants. From that point forward, they began bottling and selling their own.”

Le Clos du Caillou has plots scattered across the plain, and grows mainly Grenache and Syrah on sandy or limestone as well as rocky soils. The entire range consists of 10 different Cotes du Rhone wines and 5 from Chateauneuf du Pape. In their vinification the team uses stainless steel tanks for the white and rose wines and wooden and cement tank for the reds. Aging takes place in foudres and in oak barrels during one year and more, in the underground cellar, built in the safres, with a natural temperature (13 to 15°C). Foudres and demi-muids composed the maturing cellar. Bruno Gaspard along with the cellar team experiments as well with amphora.

The sole wine, that has a different approach is this Esprit Nature. It does share the same texture and purity, but has been raised solely in tank, and bottled early before the next spring. The grapes come from the same organically farmed vineyards, aged around 30 years. Yields are ridiculously low at 20L/h. Throughout harvest and winemaking and prior to bottling no sulfites added. The resulting wine is smooth, concentrated and fresh.

Procuring fresh from the grocers

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To find imported produce from a far in Bangkok, isn’t that difficult. As the F&B industry is a core attraction for locals and visitors, these quality minded specialists have established themselves and offer also home delivery. Additionally our restaurants delivery posts from mid 2020 and early 2021 are here and here.

EL MERCADO

Specializes in in cheese, cold cuts, seafood and wine. Main restaurant and grocery in Pai Singto, with branches in Suan Plu and Sukhumvit Soi 35

Tel 062 881 8886 or 02 117 3799

Email order@elmercadobangkok.com Line ID cselmercadobangkok

and website www.elmercadobangkok.com

Bangkok : order and get delivered on the same day

Up-country : order before 1pm and get delivered the following business day

Delivery fee in Bangkok is thb 100 if order is below thb 1000 and for Up-country thb 350 thb delivery fee

There is no min order quantity

AVRIL FOODS

Tel: 094 727 9433 and Email : order@avrilfoods.com
Website: www.avrilgourmet.com
IG and Facebook is @avrilgourmet

Line Official account @avrilgourmet https://bit.ly/3xODAHd

Offer 20% discount on all the products
Delivery is Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6.30pm and Saturdays from 9.30am to 1.00 pm
Offers dairy, confiserie, conserverie, condiments, vegetables and fruits

PREMIUM FOOD

Tel: 02 012 6921
Website: https://premiumdeliveryth.com

Email orders@premiumdeliveryth.com

Official Line: @Premiumfoodth6

Deliveries from Monday to Saturday

Cut of time: before 2 pm can delivery the same day in Bangkok

There is no minimum order, but a delivery fee depending on the are

Focus is on a big selection of fine ingredients, including cheeses , seafood , and meats

THEODORE

Tel: 02 259 5274-7

Email: order@theodore-international.com

Webshop: http://www.theos-market.com

Min order is Thb 3,000 Baht per invoice

Focus is on premium seafood and gourmet food from Europe

ACCIDENTAL BUTCHER

Tel 02 713 2801

Email: gm@theaccidentalbutcher.com

IG: the_accidental_butcher

LINE OFFICIAL: TheAccidentalButcher

Website: http://www.theaccidentalbutcher.com

Superb imported beef from Australia, free range pork and chicken from Thailand

FOOD DELITE

IG and FB is fooddelitebkk

Website: http://www.fooddelitebkk.com

Deliveries are Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm

On offer are gourmet products including pasta, dry and packed vegetables, and olive oil

PINNACLE GASTRO CO., LTD

Specializes in premium selection refreshment beverages, including Perrier, Evian, Highland Spring, Speyside Glenlivet, Nestle Pure life, Minere’ Water, Fentimans Botanically Brewed Premium mixer & soft drink. 

Additionally hot beverages by Cafés Richard, Ronnefeldt Tea ,Vintage Teas and Voyage Thai Specialty Coffee.

Tel: 02 678-5188 – 90

Website:  www.pinnaclegastro.com

Email: info@pinnaclegastro.com

Facebook: Pinnaclegastro

Deliveries from Monday to Friday, Cut off time: 03:00 pm, Minimum MOQ 3,000 THB

Bangkok & OMB: Order before 03:00 pm and get delivered on the next day

UPC: Delivery within 3-4 days depending on the areas

Vin Gris!? Yes, a classy “grey wine” that is pink from the Lorraine

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We do know and have occasionally tried a vin gris. But in hind sight, perhaps have taken more note of the Californian Vin Gris being offered, than ordering the original French version in a wine bar. Rosé wine, especially from Provence has been growing almost exponentially, but how does vin gris fit in?

Poolside at Siri House

Vin Gris can be made from any red grape. Important is the pressed juice does not spend much time on the skins to extract color, as well as phenols and tannins. Hence the wine is lighter than your typical rosé, and also drinks much fresher. In this northern climate, very close to Champagne, even the red wines are lighter, thus making this salmon colored Gamay-Pinot blend by Camille Migot a delicious and minerally wine choice.

Photo Cr: L’est Republicain

The serious organic farmer, is the 13th generation of this small domaine, and is starting to gain attention abroad. Their line up includes a superb sparkling wine – traditional method – as well as a fresh and juicy Gamay and bright Pinot Noir. The Vin Gris though is unique and the poster child of the small Cotes de Toul appellation.

Phot Cr: Estetique Homme

This is indeed a versatile wine for aperitif, summer salads and Asian fair. And since we took the poolside photo at Siri House, we would also advise to check out their online offering for delivery. Fresh dishes that will certainly go nicely with a Vin Gris. For details click here or call 094 868 2639

Mother Chef, a theatrical chef table on April 4th 2021

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Wine Garage is delighted to present a creative culinary experience bringing rural Korat to life in a secret city hideaway. A 5 course chef’s table for those who seek the unexpected for Songkran.

The evening begins in the culinary props ‘kodang’ of a narrative food stylist. Where a sparkling wine accompanies the palette on a wild leaf tasting. An incidental “sumrab” set has been designed to create a foraging experience in MRMH Studio’s collection of curiosities.

This event is an auspicious nourishment of body & soul to welcome in the Thai new year. You may want to visit Mango Art Festival at Lhong 1919 during the afternoon, then head to Wat Arun for the sunset before arriving at MRMH Studio for dinner.

The one-off special evening is limited to 20 seats only; seating by individual tables. The experience commences at 630pm and price per seat is thb 3,900 net and payable with booking.

To book please email marketing@winegarage.asia

MRMH Studio

521/11 ศิริราช Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700 Tel 087 – 324 4619

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WILD LEAF TASTING

Wild herbs & leaves

‘Miang kum’ salt & spice coconut palm balls & Thai Style Savoury Mousse

Domaine Zusslin Cremant d’Alsace Brut Zero NV, Alsace, France

AMUSE-BOUCHE

Esan Style ’3 egg’ Ceviche with salmon roe, river fish roe, ant eggs, herbs & spices

Pickled field mushrooms’ Korat sweet corn cream, crab meat

Grilled sticky rice patty with Mother Prachuap’s mince pork namprik

APPETIZER

“Yum Kanom Jeen’ – Spiced rice noodle, wild herbs, zucchini & shrimp salad

Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistl Smaragd 2017, Wachau, Austria

PALETTE CLEANSER

Clear duck bone broth with pickled lime, shredded duck breast

MAIN SUMRUB

Pork and 2 style duck egg wild galangal five spice stew

Mild spiced ‘liang leaf’ paddy field herb soup with smoked river fish

Korat style stir fried rice noodle with pork belly

Mother’s grilled eggplant namprik with wild leaves & herbs

8hr Smoked BBQ Beef Ribs rubbed with ‘Pla ra’ Esan style fermented catfish & spices

Organic Esarn rice

Bruno Lorenzon Morgon Les Charmes 2017, Burgundy, France

DESSERT

2 types of Korat inspired seasonal fruit desserts with smoked ‘sticky rice forgets husband’ tea

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Mango Art Festival

is a 4 day art festival taking place at Lhong 1919. Visit the beautiful venue on the Chao Phraya River to see over 20 galleries exhibiting, plus local craft and handmade accessories from Thailand’s artisans.

Tickets are available here.

Prince Chula’s birthday, Villa Chakrabongse

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Villa Chakrabongse is a little jewel set in the Dusit area of Bangkok. The river front home with guest rooms, has a beautifully garden and is open only to visitors during activities such as this upcoming on March 26-28th 2021. Stroll through Tha Thien, near Wat Pa and Museum Siam, and visit the River Books operated by the the owner Khun Narisa.

During the day we we will operate a bar serving wines by glass at thb 170 / bottle at thb 1,000

The wines for the dinner menu will be sparkling Aphros Phaunus Pet Nat from Minho in Portugal, the Domaine Begude Chardonnay Etoile from Limoux in France, and a robust red with Dehesa La Granja from Toro in Spain.

There are several activities available for visitors of all ages. Please inquire, and book the special set dinner on 27th March now. Email is reservation@chakrabongse.com

Hotel California, Wine Dinner at Riedel Wine Bar on March 24th

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Riedel Restaurant and Wine Cellar in collaboration with Wine Garage Bangkok invites you to join us on a Night in the “Hotel California”, a Dinner curated around 5 iconic representations of Californian viticulture, aimed at the explorer and connoisseur alike who enjoys to walk the unbeaten path. 

The Wines are handpicked by Kim and paired carefully by Patrick with progressive dishes, based on inspirations stretching from popular Californian street grub to the fine dining scene of the region.

The set menu is priced at 3,500++ and limited to 36 seats. Individual tables, arrival 630pm, and sit down dinner starts at 7pm.

Gaysorn Center; BTS Chidlom / 2nd Floor Tel 02 656 1133

Grill Fiesta and Big Reds at Don Asado, March 20th

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Join us and the team at Don Asado, in Soi Yenakart, for a casual lunch or dinner on Saturday, March 20th. The grill specialties include Short ribs wagyu, parilla Short ribs, Asado a la Cruz Picanha, as well as river prawns, octopus, sweetbread, vegetables, fries and two desserts.

Priced at thb 990++ this is a relatively good value, plus top up with thb 600++ for 4 glasses of wine (big reds from Argentina, Chile and France, plus also a white option). The restaurant has a small garden for little ones to roam around while you enjoy the feast.

237, 1 Yen Akat 2 Alley, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120. To book please call 02 005 6627

New delivery options around Bangkok

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We reached out to many of our contacts, who have or will soon operate under normal circumstances. Below we hope you will find something that adds a bit of color to your week. Please give it a go!

PIZZA & FLATBREADS

PIZZERIA MAZZIE

Brooklyn-style and hand made dough – 18 Soi 63 Ekkamai Parklane mall Tel : 02 060 8822 the website here

QUINCE

Launched Frenchie Pizza, in essence flatbreads flambé with unusual toppings like Swiss Raclette, Sai Oua, Spicy N’Duja or Krapaow Gai – at Siri House Soi Somkid, Ploenchit Tel 094 868 2639 IG quincebangkok

MADMIKE (ASOK)

Mike is a guy you will hear more about this year. A Thai who ventured out to cook in the US and Scandinavia; has a passion for fine wines, and will soon open a wine bar with wood fire in Sukhumvit Soi 23. For now his creation includes flat breads for delivery, and during the week, he will also supply you with Swedish meatballs or something Korean if he’s up to. Please check out his Instagram profile

THAI ETC DINING

HAAWM

A 6-seater chef dining booked out until April. Foodies and industry people flock here, and comes recommended, but we aren’t sure if they deliver. One to look out for. IG haawmbkk

BAAN ON WIRELESS

Not new, but their delivery options have become a major part of the restaurant. One plate dishes in a few minutes. Tel 02 655 8995 or website

PHO MARROW
Delivering hot bowls of pho noodle broth. Beef and chicken pho with an aromatic broth slowly simmered over charcoal, run by the guys at 100 Mahaseth. Call 022350023 IG 100mahaseth

CHARMGANG

What an experience to venture to this street and zone near Hualampong Station. The owners created a larger space with the extension, but the vibe and food is still amazing. Tel 098 882 3251 IG charmgangcurryshop

INDIAN

JHOL COASTAL

The coastal Indian by Chef Hari is closer to SEA flavors, than what we are normally used to from the sub-continent. Tel 02 004 7174 Email Reservations@jholrestaurant.com and website

QUICK FAIR

EL MERCADO

The restaurant, gourmet seafood and grocer continues to offer delicacies including oysters, however for a quick bite, check out their burgers. Tel 099-078-3444 Email: order@elmercadobangkok.com and website

  • Lazy Monday Kefta Burgers.  Mix beef and lamb, Moroccan Onion, Tomato Salad, Harissa Spicy Mayo and Halloumi. 
  •  Fish : Served with Tartar Sauce and Fries. Includes : Cod Tempura, Tomato Salad, Tartar Sauce with Homemade Burger Buns. 
  • Lazy Monday Beef Burger served with BBQ Sauce and Fries. It includes Australian grass beef, Appenzeller cheese, Salad, Crispy Bacon with Homemade Burger Buns. 

JUA

Famed Charoengkrung drinking and fine snacking haunt offers

Katsu Sando @ 250B Panko-crusted chicken thigh, tonkatsu sauce, served on milk toast
Mentaiko Pasta 250B is angel hair pasta with cream sauce, mentaiko, and scallions

Tel: 021036598 Email info@juabkk.com and website

STAGE

Normally reserved for fine dining set menu, Chef Jay also makes tasty rice meals with quality French ingredients for delivery. Indulging moment would be their Wagyu burger topped with a sliver of foie gras. Tel 02 002 5253 or IG stagebkk

DON ASADO

Steaks and burgers in Soi Yenakart; Argentinean meats carefully grilled over open fire. Tel 02 005 6627 or IG donasado.bkk

FULL SETS

GIGI

Nightlife queen and buzzing venue next to Sing Sing offers a set for enjoyment at home. Tel is 02-662-4478 IG & FB @gigibangkok and the website

Value Set for 2 people @1,000 – 1 Antipasti  – 1 Pasta  – 1 Pizza  – 1 Dessert 
Value Set for 4/5 people @2,000 – 2 Antipasti  – 2 Pasta  – 3 Pizza  – 2 Dessert

CAPER & CADENCE

The “next door” restaurants offers both casual new American and fine dining by Chef Dan Bark, who just picked up another Michelin star for his second outlet in Bangkok. They now have a take away menu plus a smashing non alcohol beverage pairing. Tel 083 783 4867 and IG cadence_restaurant

PASTA

ABOUT EATERY

Wine lovers of course know About Eatery, and their fresh pasta is slowly becoming talk of the town. Tel 092 907 2191 Email: info@abouteatery.com Website and IG: abouteatery

AND NEW OPENINGS, try out when you are near by…

WORKSHOP (Yenakart)

Clement Hernandez isn’t a new face in town. The Cahors born Chef cooks a variety of classic French dishes in a nicely designed surroundings. Outdoor courtyard and private dining room also available. You will recognize the service team who are Bangkok veterans. Tel 06 2519 0055 and IG workshopyenakart

CHIM CHIM (National Stadium)

Located in the Siam @ Siam Hotel, the newly decorated outlet serves comfort food selected from key global cities. Spacious, calming for all day. Tel 02 217 3000 IG chimchimbangkok

MICKEY’S DINER (Ploenchit)
American Diner serving all the classics from all day breakfast, biscuits & gravy, hot cakes, patty melts, to chicken and waffles. Call 020505158 IG mickeysdinerbkk

Christmas Wine Market Dec 12th 2020

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Tomorrow will be a great opportunity to enjoy the afternoon with friends. Come to Quaint in Sukhumvit Soi 61 between 4-7pm, and taste 48 wines from four leading suppliers. You can also snack on Amantee bread plus cheese and cold cuts provided by Premium Food.

Ticket prices are thb 1,500 at the door. Wines are offered at specials, please come to shop for the festive season.

To book please email narumpa@texica.co.th or call 086 986 2525