活著能坦白 過得更瀟灑

For Relaxing Times, Make It Suntory Time

I don’t drink hard liquor often. If I do drink, it would better be something worthy so I don’t waste the quota. Whisky will be my first choice with good cognac being my second choice. As for whisky I usually go for the Single Malt with the exception of some good Japanese blended ones such as the Suntory Hibiki 響 21. How about the good old American Bourbon? I haven’t started with Bourbon yet and perhaps it will be time.

Wine by the Glass

As much as I enjoy wine, a bottle of wine usually lasts me for the entire weekend if I don’t have a drinking buddy. It is even more challenging during weekdays if I suddenly in the mood for just a glass or if I want to try different wines by the glass instead of drinking from the same bottle until the last drop. Now the problem is solved with this new wine gadget called Coravin that enables you to enjoy the wine without pulling the cork (Coravin should pay me for this).  What a great idea for wine consumers like me although it is not cheap and there is a recurring cost for the capsules. Now I have a few already “accessed” bottles that I can pour from anytime depending on the mood, food pairing, or for any other reasons.

In case you wonder what is the wine in the background and the glass that I am drinking now, it is a 1999 Carruades de Lafite. Although it is a second label for it big brother and 1999 was a pretty good vintage, it is no Château Lafite Rothschild.

Wine by the Glass

Vintage Port 焗蠔

砵酒焗蠔 is one of my favorite seafood dish. If port wine is indeed one of the ingredient, wonder what type of port wine is normally used? Perhaps a Ruby, Tawny, or Late Bottled Vintage? I am new to port wine and know very little about port. I tasted the Graham’s 2011 Vintage Port and it was very drinkable even at this stage. I guess I will need to wait another 10 or 20 more years to fully appreciate what the 2011 Vintage Port has to offer.

Vintage Port