Year End Appreciation Hamper for Family, Customers and Friends…

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Year End Appreciation Hamper for Family, Friends and Customers

It’s that time of the year again, the spirit of Christmas and New Year is upon us. If you’ve had a good run at work this year, if your business has flourished or if you just want to remember that person whose help made a difference to you this year, then it’s a great time to show them you remember and want to say a big “Thank You”.

FGJ has designed and put together a selection of Christmas and New Year goodies that would delight your family, friends, clients and customers.

Here are the different hamper sets to choose from, with FREE delivery thrown in…ho ho ho….

The FGJ Offer

The bottles of red, white and sparkling wines are thoughtfully picked out by Shien and myself. They are delicious, well crafted wines, worthy of a place at any table for Christmas and New Year dinner this year.

The FGJ Offer

For those of you who would like us to be your Santa Claus this year, let us know by clicking on the button below to DOWNLOAD the order form.

We are also giving away ONE FREE HAMPER for every TEN Hampersordered – Free Delivery is included for all deliveries.

Complete the Order Form, email it back to us at sales@fermentedgj.com and we will make sure your family, friends, colleagues and customers receive it in time for Christmas.  

Please CLICK THE BUTTON below, or email us atsales@fermentedgj.com to place your order

Stocks are available for immediate delivery!

*Free delivery within Klang Valley for ANY number of hampers

Happy Shopping

Invitation to Blind “Tasmania vs Bordeaux” Wine Dinner @ Bobo KL featuring 1999 and 2001 vintages – 13 Seats Only

Invitation to Blind “Tasmania vs Bordeaux” Wine Dinner featuring 1999 and 2001 vintages

 

The “Old World versus New World” debate rages on at every gathering between lovers of wine. After spending an excruciating 2 weeks preparing for my WSET Level 3 exams (apparently that’s when your relationship with wine reaches a perilous point of no-return), the realisation sunk in that the debate is a futile one.

There will always be great wines on either end of the divide, and the wine world seems to be presenting us less and less bad wines through the advent of technology and viticultural know-how.

The two styles are always going to be distinct – different terroir, different climate, different clone, different winemaker, different vineyard philosophy…..but despite this, we have a generally accepted view that New World wines always offer “more fruit” and Old World wines seem to offer “only terroir” and much less fruit.

As with anything, there are always exceptions to the rule….

Tasmania invokes thoughts of pristine mountains, apple orchards, fresh produce and cold Antartic winds, but not many know it makes one of Australia’s top Bordeaux blends, in a cool-weather style, or one might say in a very “Old-World style, very unlike the more opulent mainland styles.

Domaine A is Tasmania’s most celebrated Cabernet producer, and produced only in vintages of exceptionally high standard. Its flagship wine retails at close to RM400 a bottle in Australia and we will be pitting its 99 and 01 vintages tête-à-tête against Bordeaux’s 99 and 01 vintages. The wines are going to be served blind and those who guess correct will be rewarded with a special gift on the night. This will be a very special tasting, we look forward to your company.

Wine LineUp

Where

BoBo KL @ Jalan Bangkung

When

7:00pm Welcome Drinks

7:30pm Seated

6th December, 2017

* Dinner will only start when every attendee arrives

Price

Price is RM638 nett per person

ONLY 13 SEATS

Price is inclusive of 6% GST

* Email us at sales@fermentedgj.com and let us know the number of seats you would like, or if you have any questions!

Rare Grains and Malts Sale | Ends Sunday 19th Nov 2017

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Rare Grains and Malts Sale | Direct from Europe

Friday Sale | Rare Grains & Malt Sale

This Rare Grains and Malts Sale starts immediately and ends on Sunday, 19th November 2017

Stock allocation will be prioritised to those who email their orders FIRST, we will allocate stock accordingly. Most are SINGLE BOTTLES, feel free to ask for images if you require.

The Sale ENDS AT MIDNIGHT (19th Nov 2017 at 11:59pm)

Click on the image above for the FULL LISTING.

Happy browsing!

The FGJ Offer

FREE 2 x Whisky Nosing Glasses for every bottle purchased.

Stock will fly into KL in 3 weeks. Prices are exclusive of 6% GST.

Please email us with your orders – CLICK button below

*Free delivery within Klang Valley

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Super Vintages of Tasmania & Central Otago: 2015 & 2013 PLUS Free Riedel Glass

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Pinot Noir Battles: New World vs Old World

Château Rieussec  Sauternes 2001

Probably one of the biggest topics of debate amongst Pinotphiles (lovers of Pinot Noir) in the wine world, that is…..”Pinot Noirs made in the New World, do they come close to Burgundy at all in terms of quality?”. There are many differing opinions, depending who you ask – it seems to me that there are 3 broad groups of Pinotphiles with distinct beliefs:

  1. Diehards who believe Burgundy wines are unparalled and no other country comes close, therefore it is unnecessary to drink any Pinot Noir that is not Burgundy. They also believe that New World producers are try-hards chasing a lost cause and should just give up.
  2. On the other side of the equation, there are those who only want to drink New World Pinot Noir, because they believe red and dark fruit expressions are a big part of the Pinot Noir experience, and typical Old World aromatics of barnyard and forest floor don’t belong in a wine.
  3. Those who are not far-right or far-left on the Pinot Cult Chart….and open-minded about possibilities which are being pushed everyday in the wine world; Equal Opportunity drinkers 🙂

In my opinion, the reality is, Pinotphile beliefs are converging because viticulture (the science of tending to vines) and winemaking know-how have come leaps and bounds in the last decade and will continue along that trajectory.  Which group do you belong to? As you ponder, I believe it also largely depends on where the drinker grew up drinking wine (I’ve not heard a native Burgundian say she prefers an Italian Pinot Nero!) – from my travels, it seems obvious to me that drinkers from wine-producing countries are partial to their home country wines and give little opportunity to wines from other countries (either due to accessibility or a superiority complex). Thus, I also feel winedrinkers from non-wine-producing countries should not have a country bias.

The Burgundian producers have always struggled with fruit ripening , an issue that the New World producers don’t usually have to contend with…..instead, they have their distinct struggles, finding a style identity for their respective region. The New World is exactly that, NEW – we are talking about vines no older than 50 years old whilst the Burgundian vines are hundreds of years old. The quality debate shouldn’t be there, instead we should embrace the differences and enjoy the pleasures of good wine, wherever they are from….

“You can make good wine AND BAD WINES from good grapes, but you cannot make good wines from bad grapes”

~ Anonymous Pinot Noir Vintner

Focus Regions

The prominent wine growing regions of the world lie between 30 and 50 degrees Latitude, in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Pinot Noir has a reputation for being infamously difficult to grow, and extremely fickle; when grown in an area that is too hot, flavours become jammy and unattractive. One can’t look past Tasmania and Central Otago as areas in the Southern Hemisphere producing top-notch Pinot Noir; the cold winds from the Antartic provide the year-long cool climate that Pinot Noir thrives in, and there are no challenges ripening the fruit in most areas. The results are elegantfinely-crafteddelicious Pinot Noir of high international standing in both regions, and I dare say, comparable to Burgundy.

Professional Ratings

Critics Corner

James Suckling

The cool climate and dry, late-breaking autumns are ideal for delicate white table wines, sparkling wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir red wines. Many believe it is potentially the best region in Australia for Pinot Noir.

~ Huon Hooke, Wine Critic

“Central Otago has almost too much going for it – great scenery, great lifestyle and now almost freakishly good, if not (yet) great, Pinot Noir.”

~ Jancis Robinson, Masters of Wine

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2015 was simply an outstanding vintage in Tasmania, good yields resulting from perfect weather conditions. Settled weather in late spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set; well-timed rain in late November promoted healthy growth and warm, summer temperatures followed by a mild and dry autumn allowed optimum ripening of Pinot Noir fruit.

2013 in Central Otago is described by many as “A Vintage of Lifetime”, the outstanding summer which extended into a glorious autumn was one that Kiwi grape growers were waiting to have. The harvest was bountiful despite facing a drought in the early part of the growing season. The healthy, ripe fruit made for some great working material for vintners to craft flavour-intense Pinot Noirs.

Reflective of the 2 vintages, are…

The Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir 2015 (JH 91pts)

and the

Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2013 (WA 91pts)

We’ll let you decide which is the better wine, and we’ll throw in a FREE Riedel Pinot Noir glass to make the experience sweeter.

RM358 for the 2 Bottle Set

*Plus FREE Riedel Burgundy Glass

Festive Gift Wrapping Available, please enquire within

Prices are inclusive of GST

FREE DELIVERY ON ANY QUANTITY IN KLANG VALLEY