jamie goode's wine blog: In Singapore

Saturday, May 30, 2009

In Singapore

Just had a shower in the lounge at Singapore airport, and I now I feel human again. I arrived here a few hours ago and headed off to meet with Yixin, Jules and Hsien Min, wine buddies here.

We met at Thos in the Raffles hotel complex, where we sat outside in the courtyard drinking a very nice bottle of Coltibuono Sangioveto 1995. Aromatically interesting, with some firm tannins still and complex, earthy notes.

I do enjoy Singapore, and it was nice to see the place again, even if it was just for a few hours. I'm going to be back on the plane shortly.

The journey out was lovely - upper deck of a 747 with lie-flat beds. Watched two films. Revolutionary Road was brilliant but a bit depressing. Who'd have thought a film with Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet could be so good? And then Frost & Nixon, which was also pretty good, although you have to work hard to get the images of these two famous people out of your mind.y


At 2:50 PM, Blogger David said...

Hello Jamie!
I am writing this post representing a group of 4 Portuguese students of Management who are doing their MSc thesis about wine, particularly Port Wine.

We would like to ask your help, completing, if is it possible, our survey about this kind of Wine. Your help will be crucial for us, since we really need answers from UK consumers.

Please, go to this URL link


and start to contribute to our wine dissertation.

We highly appreciate your support.
Thank you!

Since you have a wine blog, we would like to ask your help in a large sense, if it is possible, posting the link to our survey in your blog (new post). We will be waiting for your answer.

If you are not able to do that, please, send our survey link for your UK mailing list, as we really need UK answers. As a reward for your contribution we are able to send you the results of our investigation in the UK market. If you have some questions, you can also contact me via e-mail.

We highly appreciate your support.
Thank you!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Are you always in the first class lounges? How do you afford it?

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Lie-flat beds! How do you do a trip from England to Australia in business or first class on a wine journalist's wage?

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because he doesn't pay for it, you pillock!

At 3:22 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Dear Anonymous:

But who is paying for Jamie's luxury travel style?

At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wine Australia (the generic body), presumably.

Why, do you think he should pay the air fare himself?

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can assure you that a bit of free wine in a lounge and on a plane with a flat bed is NO RECOMPENSE for spending nearly 20 hours on a plane - try it.

At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not just the plane ticket, its the whole trip with the free hotels, meals and not cheap ones either. the payer obviously feels that the "coverage" here is worth that money. for the journalist, its a damm fine junket

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Ronald said...

David, if you want answers from UK consumers of port wine, I can advise you to post your request on www.theportforum.com. You'll find a large base of UK port enthusiasts there. They may be a bit more fanatic than your average consumer though...


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