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Wine in Singapore 

Napa’s Finest

Celebrate American Independence Day with wines from the original Stag’s Leap Winery (established 1893), known for its excellent cabernet sauvignon and petite syrah wines. Top picks include:

• 2009 Stag’s Leap “The Leap” Cabernet Sauvignon

“As beefy as a ribeye, this wine feels cool and generous, (with) tart black cherry flavours and lean tobacco scents.” – 93 points, Wine & Spirits


• 2009 Stag’s Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

“A rich core of blackberry and blackcurrant suggests that time in the cellar will be rewarded.” – 88 points, Wine Enthusiast

• 2009 Stag’s Leap Napa Valley Merlot

“For those who like full-bodied reds. Aged in oak barrels for 16 months, giving the cherry-rich wine a compelling roundness.”
Voted “Holiday Party Wine for Every Guest” by Food & Wine Magazine

Stag’s Leap Wines are available from Treasury Wine Estates (TWE). For exclusive access to wines at staff cellar door prices in Singapore, email sg.staffcellar@tweglobal.com. tweglobal.com


Wine in Singapore 

House of the Riesling Sun

Most hard rock musos enjoy a tipple, so it seems apt that Hard Rock Café Singapore has launched “Wines That Rock”, a series of five wines inspired by famous bands and timeless rock and roll classics. We especially like the sound of these three ($80 each):

• 2010 Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot

• 2010 Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon

• 2010 Grateful Dead Steal Your Face Red Wine Blend

The Stones Merlot is described as “a timeless confident classic crafted from premium Mendocino County fruit and boasting top notes of cherries, raspberry and strawberry with hints of cinnamon and spice for a titillating finish.” Keith Richards would no doubt approve. 

The wines are exclusively available at the Hard Rock Café Singapore (6235 5232) and the Hard Rock Café Sentosa Singapore (6795 7454).

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