Perfect Champagne Vintages For Drinking and Aging

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Champagne represents the pinnacle of celebratory drinks, embodying luxury, elegance, and centuries of winemaking tradition. For enthusiasts and collectors, choosing the right vintages to drink now or to cellar can be both a delightful and strategic endeavour. This guide explores ten of the best champagnes in the world, highlighting vintages ideal for immediate enjoyment and those perfect for aging. Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur Cocktail Week 2024: The Complete Event Calendar

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It’s finally here! From 24th to 30th April 2024, Kuala Lumpur will host its inaugural Cocktail Week (KLCW), marking a vibrant celebration of mixology that blends the traditional with the contemporary. This landmark event aims to promote the city’s burgeoning cocktail culture, providing a platform for local and international bartenders to showcase their skills and for enthusiasts to explore the art of cocktail making. Here’s the complete event calendar. Continue reading

Penang Cocktail Week 2023: The Complete Event List

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The bar scene in Malaysia is one of the quickest growing in Asia, with Penang Cocktail Week set to debut on the 20th October running until the 29th October for 10 days with a lineup of international guest shifts, masterclasses and competitions and parties, hosted by 10 bars across Georgetown. Here’s the complete lineup and what you need to know. Continue reading

Nikka Perfect Serve 2023 Singapore & Malaysia Crowns Erika Danielle Champion

Erika Danielle of Cat Bite Club was crowned the regional champion of the Nikka Perfect Serve for Singapore & Malaysia making her the first contestant from the region to win the prestigious title. The event hosted at Sugarhall by La Maison Du Whisky saw 10 contestants picked from various entries with 5 bartenders from Malaysia and 5 from Singapore selected. Continue reading

Marina Bay Sands: A Destination For The Gourmet Traveller

The recent Where The Senses Feast Food And Wine Festival saw a number of big names from across the region showcasing some of the best offerings in the culinary world, including Chef Ton of Le Du Bangkok and Tetsuya Wakuda of WakuGhin. In addition to that we will explore some of the many facets of dining and drink at Marina Bay Sands. Continue reading

World’s 50 Best Bars 2022: Outlandish Paradiso Nabs Top Spot

After 14 years of its inaugural inception for the first time in the history of the World’s 50 Best Bars the awards are held outside home ground of London in Barcelona, Spain on the 4th October 2022, and for the first time in history, a bar outside New York or London takes the top spot, Paradiso in Spain. We share our thoughts and take a look at the rankings and how they’ve shifted this year. Continue reading

Malaysia’s Best Sommelier Championship 2022

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The Sommelier Association of Malaysia recently crowned the champion of Malaysia Best Sommelier Championship 2022 held at The Gardens Hotel – A St Giles Signature Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The competition saw two days of challenges with 8 contestants, with Tan Chuan Ann taking home the title of Malaysia’s Best Sommelier 2022. Here’s how the whole thing went. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022: The Facts And Figures

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Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 took Bangkok by storm on the 6th of May, where the brightest startenders of Asia met for the sacred awards ceremony. This year sees Mandarin Oriental Bangkok play host to the opulent event requiring a boat for you to reach the ceremony itself. Here’s an analysis and breakdown on this years facts and figures. Continue reading