A Mediterranean Love Affair, Nov 6th

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Pesca Mediterrean Dinner

Oyster “Ostra Regal”
Cooked Sous Vide, Saffron Sauce & Anis
Félines Jourdan Picpoul De Pinet, France, 2016
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Spanish Octopus
Grilled in the bbq, Olives & Pequillos
Alemany I Corrio Principia Mathematica (Xarello) Penedes, Spain, 2016
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Skrei Cod Fish
Steamed and cooked with a chorizo-beans stew
Chateau Maris Rosé De Nymphe (GSM) Roussillon, France, 2016
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Lamb Shank
Braised overnight, cauliflower and broccoli
Atlan & Artisan Epistem No 3, 2014, Yecla, Spain, 2014
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Grand Cru Valrhona
Surprise of the Chef
Begali Recioto di Valpolicella (Corvina) Veneto, Italy, 2012Please call 063-267-7778 or book online https://goo.gl/sUkNQ8

Sit down is 730pm on communal table. 5 courses thb 2,990++ per seat
Wines can be ordered a la carte as well throughout the evening.

The teddy bear of Cornas

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Someone once told me there is geological strata from Dijon in Burgundy going south to Ampuis in the Northern Rhone and then as far as Alba (Barolo, Barbaresco) in Piedmont. And this is why the wines from all these three regions have similar appeal to many wine lovers, despite being made from totally different grape varietals, soil types, and also winemaking practice. Makes sense or not, we do love a good Bourgogne, Rhone and Nebbiolo.

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In the Northern Rhone, there are of course many great traditional and also many so-called low intervention winemakers like Matthieu Barret’s, whose entry label the Petit Ours is so very pretty, combining lots of black cassis & cherry aromas with floral and smoky notes plus the usual pepper spice known for Syrah from this area.

As this is only the start to possibly a long journey towards other Domaine du Coulet’s wines, including their single vineyard Cornas, we also look forward to show you the more elegant Cote Rotie and St Joseph, or perhaps the dark roast and mineral style of Crozes Hermitage and Hermitage, which make up the other Northern Rhone appellations.

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“Deep ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries and olive paste, with a licorice nuance in the background. Smoky and focused on the palate, offering blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of cracked pepper. Dusty tannins build on the finish, which leaves behind peppery spice and smoke notes.” Josh Raynolds for Vinous and the 2014 vintage. 89 points

The soul of Chianti according to Monty Waldin

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Elisabetta Fagiuoli comes from a family that has been making wine for more than 300 years with the simple and truthful rules of attention, respect, love, harmony.

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At Montenidoli she only uses the native vines of her land, following strict organic methods. Cuttings are grinded for the compost that goes back to the vineyards. Wild edible mushrooms grow in the vineyards and testify the richness of our unpolluted land The wines are artisan wines: traditional methods, harvest by hand, small yields. The estate handcrafts a very limited number of bottles per year.

Montenidoli Chianti Colli Senesi Il Garrulo 2015

“Good deep red. Pretty aromas of redcurrant, fresh herbs and flint. Bright and fresh, showing a restrained sweetness and lovely inner-mouth aromatic character to the spicy red fruit flavors framed by lively but harmonious acidity. The bright finish features lively tannins and very good length.” Ian d’Agata, Vinous on 2010 vintage

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Chocolate and Wine Pairing, Oct 6 2018

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If you are a Bangkokian with a sweet tooth, we urge you to join us at Another Story, EMQuartier this Saturday starting 530pm. This will be a special workshop of luxurious indulgence in confections and nectar-like wines.

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Our collaboration partner Natalie of Xoconat obsesses over details when making small-batch chocolate, one at a time. The selection for the pairing includes Matena white, Thai spiced Ganache, Lavender Vanilla dark, Pistachio Buttercrunch, Coffee Toffee, Midsummer Dream French Rose, Lod Chong Bar, which just finished in time.

Especially for this engaging session we will present you 6 fantastic tipples: Niepoort Vintage Port 2005, Albert Boxler Gewurztraminer Reserve 2012, Begali Amarone Recioto 2012, Equipo Navazos Oloroso Sherry, Hofgut Falkenstein Riesling Spatlese Euchariusberg 2017 and Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines Todd Ranch 2015.

For inquiries please email marketing@winegarage.asia

For bookings please email anotherstory@themall.co.th

Seats are thb 1,000 per person, limited to 12 seats.

Garage Wine Co., Chile

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Like many wine lovers with an eye on Europe, we probably haven’t looked close enough to see what is happening in Chile, Argentina, and South Africa.

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There has been a fair deal of innovation and a good deal of movement into the classy realm of fine wines allowing small estates to capture part of the mid-to-premium segment – albeit now more visible in London, New York and Berlin.

Chile is traditionally dominated by large corporations. Only by the millenium has MOVI (Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes), a self regulating group of boutique producers, been set up; the initial group of 12 now is just over 20 quality-minded producers who try to make authentic wines, which alters our perception quite a bit.

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Derek Mossmann Knapp, the co-founder of Garage Wine Co. is one of the spokes persons and initiators whose credo includes that member wineries “have no promotional or marketing people at tastings, just owners or winemakers who are intimately involved in production”. This approach fits well to our Wine Garage style, and we have been quite successful in integrating their specialty, a Carignan field blend, into restaurants like Cocotte and Pesca in Bangkok.

More mainstream, but no less interesting, is our offer today: a Cabernet Sauvignon which veers towards the “natural” spectrum, but will please a wide range of palates.

We hope you will agree. When opening just pull the cork out through the wax capsule. Decant 20-30 minutes and serve at 16C.

Vintage: 2015 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (93%), Cabernet Franc (7%)
Origin: Chile | Appellation: Maipo Alto
Elaboration: Fermented with native yeasts, low intervention, punch down in open top fermenters at 976 metres above the sea this vineyard an extreme example of Cabernet Sauvignon in Maipo Andes. Barrel aged over two winters in French barrels of various cooperages with two or more uses.
Conservation: Drink now through 2020
Winemakers: Derek Mossman, Pilar Miranda and Alvaro Peña 

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“A solid Cabernet Sauvignon with currants, hot stone, blackberries and hints of currant bush. Full body, dense and polished tannins and a pretty, chewy finish. 93 points” James Suckling

Austrian Wine Week, Bangkok

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We are super excited to be offering an array of Austrian varietals around some of Bangkok’s finest dining establishments from 1-5th October.

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Franz, founder of Tastes of Austria and myself were both working in New York City around the millennium, but our paths crossed a few years later during a trade visit to Tokio. Since then I firmly believed in bringing in Austrian wines to Thailand, but had to wait until Wine Garage was founded in 2013. Franz supports the export of these fine and dynamic estates, but in some cases also helps with blending and refinement of specialty items such as the Hoch Pet Nat Kalkspitz and Kalkreich – both a must try! He will be on the floor at Oskar’s on 1/10, Quince on 3/10, Nahm on 4/10 and Fireplace Grill on 5/10. A great guy to chat and drink with

 

The cool evenings in continental Europe allow are expressive fruit flavors to be kept in balance by acids and tannins. Frankly most varietals, from any of the regions, and styles from classic to the natural or biodynamic are extremely food friendly, especially for cuisine in this part of the world. Come on this ride with us an our partners and taste some of the greatest organic wines around.

For more details please visit our event page with up to date information

https://www.facebook.com/events/259802997999786/

 

 

Wine talk Sep 8th at 6pm – the New Australia at Riedel Wine Bar

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The New Australia is having a moment now. Freshness and nuance have taken over from sweetness and impact. Many young winemaker’s and celebrated names make no rules hold wines from the Adelaide Hills, to McLaren Vale and Yarra Valley. They bottled pet nat, skin contact and other crazy blended low-fi wines lean towards the naturalist end of the spectrum. If you are interested in the remote and unusual, wines that brim with life and fun, this wine talk might just be the one for you.

The line up includes wines from the following producers:

JAUMA PET NAT BLEWITT SPRINGS CHENIN BLANC 2017, MCLAREN VALE

JAMSHEED HAREM LE BLANC PLONK 2016, YARRA VALLEY

OCHOTA BARRELS CHARDONNAY SLINT VINEYARD 2017, ADELAIDE HILLS

JAUMA DANBY GRENACHE 2017, MCLAREN VALE

OCHOTA BARRELS THE GREEN ROOM 2017, MCLAREN VALE

GENTLE FOLK VIN DE SOFA 2017, ADELAIDE HILLS

PATRICK SULLIVAN WINDY COTTAGE PINOT NOIR 2017, YARRA VALLEY

TIMO MAYER CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016, YARRA VALLEY

To reserve your seat please email info@riedelwinebarbkk.com or call 02 656 1133