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Wine in Singapore

Post by hammer » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 6:37 pm

We've only been in Singapore for a short time and wine is a real interest and hobby for me. I've managed to find some good shops and a local supplier, but anyone have any tips about securing well priced wine in Singapore? Its clearly not cheap here, but actually not as bad as I'd feared. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Post by liewchun » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 8:37 pm

How do you classify well-priced wine? Under $15? Under $20 or Under $30?

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Post by Wild Rover » Tue, 25 Oct 2005 7:38 pm

Welcome to Singapore Hammer, as you will have seen there are a few of us footie types around!!

For the wine, I suggest you drop this guy an email and ask him to put you on his mailing list mailto:tommylam@wineamigo.com

Every 2 weeks or so he holds wine dinners at the cafe d'amigos at Hotel Phoenix. Usually around 6 wines to try plus a very good 5 course meal for around 60 SGD. After that you have the option to buy the wines at discounted rates, the benefit is that you will at least know what you're buying. Email Tommy or drop me a PM if you need more info.
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Post by liewchun » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 3:40 pm

Hi Hammer,

I'll be having a Wine Exhibition next month at Singapore Expo (10- 12th Nov '05).

If you are keen to find out more about our special promotion wines, wine cellars and wine hampers for corporate gifts, do pop over. Our booth is B1-05.

Intro yourself, and I may give you a decent discount if I could.

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Post by hammer » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 5:19 pm

Thanks to all. Certainly will take up those recommendations and the wine exhibition sounds worth a trip. I have a bottle for tonight when I'll be sitting down hopefully watching the Hammers put a few past Liverpool. If not, then I'll just open another bottle of claret and just get blue.

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Post by napseb68 » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 11:41 am

Just moved into Upp Bkt Timah - does anyone know nice little food and wine places around the neighbourhood - And other wine decent priced hideaways rund island where u dont have to put up with the nuvo -dont know how i got my job - wanna-be-seens

found a couple of pubs at greenwood ave - but not my scene


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Post by madwolfie » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 12:41 pm

napseb68, if you are talking about Upp Bukit Timah, there's one @ The Rail Mall. Australian wine in barrels, served and bottled "fresh".

Can't exactly remember the name of the drinking place... think its called "Just Wine".

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Post by napseb68 » Mon, 28 Nov 2005 6:13 pm

thanks wolfie - found that one - also fd a friendly pub there - bo jangles i think -

any thing else u can think off along bkt timah - no holland village or city driving

thanks

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Post by madwolfie » Mon, 28 Nov 2005 6:50 pm

Bojangles is a laid-back drinking place. Not so much for wine I think... :)

Not too sure. Some place further in Rifle Range Road... I gather. Is that where Greenwood Ave is at? I need to get my bearings right then check back with you... :P

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Post by Wild Rover » Mon, 28 Nov 2005 8:13 pm

Seems there are 2 Bojangles, one at the Rail Mall, Upper Bukit Timah Rd as you have found Napsed. I also go there sometimes for a pint after shopping at the Cold Storage there. I also thought I saw one on Bukit Timah Rd on Saturday as I rode past on my bike, but couldn't find it again when I looked yesterday. However your post prompted me to do some research, and here are the directions:

Bojangles is located on Bukit Timah Road, just after the Farrer Road junction. Keep left and do not go down the underpass. It’s the second lane after the Neighourhood Police Post.

Tried "cosy pub" on Bkt Timah Rd recently, but not impressed, no atmosphere. However was a Sunday evening so maybe not fair judgement. I also saw a place called "Maple Pub" in Bukit Timah itself, though not tried it yet. It's true there is a real dearth of good drinking holes in this neck of the woods, but it's only 15-20 mins ride to the city :D

Would certainly be interested if anyone knows of other good watering holes in this part of town.
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Post by James** » Mon, 28 Nov 2005 10:19 pm

napseb68 wrote:Just moved into Upp Bkt Timah - does anyone know nice little food and wine places around the neighbourhood - And other wine decent priced hideaways rund island where u dont have to put up with the nuvo -dont know how i got my job - wanna-be-seens

found a couple of pubs at greenwood ave - but not my scene


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just a few for you to start off..
try dempsey road, blk 13, wine network, and another one just a block away,..wine arcade @mckenzie rd,

for take away, try le vigne at holland grove or tanglin shopping centre, wine culture along upper bukit timah road, opp turf city,...

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Post by napseb68 » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 1:37 pm

thanks guys - this is great stuff . am gonna try these out

Where is Cosy? Wld love to try it out if its near by.

Am loving the feel of this neighbourhood!!

Was just as a wonderful French dinner at Vis a Vis on Chun tin road - glorious food (OK priced) - fab wine (PRICEY!!!!) - if none have heard of it you absolutely must

Apart from what is possibly my best meal in Sing yet - they have a great t bunch of service staff - look out for Suzie !!

An astonishingly anassuming wine connoissuer!!!

This woman knows so much abt wines - the processes and what sulphides do to you and even abt the pastures where the grapes came from - how to read labels ... and why complex wines need more airing

ok ok - i guess i sound like a country bumpkin - but the food was absolutely delish! and the wine simply topped off the experience exqiusitely.



Watch out world - im heading for a watershed moment - I thikn I may like French food afterall!!

Have you guys been here ? Any one knows of other French spots - hopefully with less expense...

Thanks a bunch

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Post by Wild Rover » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 7:52 pm

Pleased you enjoyed Vis a Vis, I will have to look that one out, sounds good.

Cosy Pub is on Bukit Timah Rd along the parade of shops/restaurants close by 6th Avenue. I wasn't impressed, but as mentioned earlier it was a Sunday and maybe not typical. I'd be interested to try Maple Pub in Bukit Timah as that is also quite close. If I do, I'll let you know what it's like.

As for other good French Restaurants and reasonable wine prices, I refer you to my earlier post on this thread and recommend you contact Tommy at Cafe d'Amigos mailto:tommylam@wineamigo.com

Every 2 weeks or so he holds wine dinners at the cafe d'amigos at Hotel Phoenix. Usually around 6 wines to try plus a very good 5 course French style meal (often with escargots!) for around 60 SGD all in.
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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu, 01 Dec 2005 9:10 am

WR, please PM me when next date is known...
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Post by Wild Rover » Thu, 01 Dec 2005 1:26 pm

CD, yes will do. Not sure if there will be another one now this side of Christmas, but will be sure to let you know when I hear of the next.
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