Tag: Wine

Singapore – The Wine Reserve

All roads lead to…Singapore?  Well, maybe not, but I’ve been to Singapore five times in 2017 already and each time I can’t help but visit the climate controlled wine cellar at The Wine Reserve.  Not an ordinary selection of vino by any means. These guys have been stocking highly collectable wines, including verticals and limited production wines from around the world.

Check out this four bottle collection of Chateau Margaux (1990). For a measly $75,000. SGD ($54,965. USD) you can add these to your collection.  Last month I setup a double magnum rack at home, so when I saw the 3 Ltr. of Margaux my eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store.  Perfect for Christmas dinner.

If the Chateau Margaux does not interest you then take a look at the 16 bottle vertical of Chateau Mouton Rothschild for only $32,000. SGD ($23,451. USD).

Yummy Yummy.

 

South Africa

CAPE TOWN, CAPE POINT, WINE COUNTRY, SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE

Cape Town in the month of December. I highly recommend the Table Bay Hotel and you wont want to miss the brunch, the selection is one of the best I have ever seen.

I had an opportunity to explore the wine country, sample some vino at a couple of the wineries.

W I N E   C O U N T R Y
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C A P E   P O I N T,   B O U L D E R S
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Boulders Beach, just outside of Simon’s Town in South Africa.
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C A P E   P O I N T

S A B I   S A N D S   G A M E   R E S E R V E

Mpumalanga, South Africa.

This was a great lodge to unpack for a bit. They offer a morning and sunset safari where you can see all of the big game. Two pools, outside dining, a spa and great service.

The bar and lounge at Lyon Sands.


T H E   G A M E
We tracked this one for about an hour while she hunted.  The scent from a nearby pack of gazelle captivates her attention as she hunts for a target.  What an experience.  I found myself within 3 feet of this one as it stalked prey passing by my jeep.
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High vantage point for hunting.
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Chance encounter with this one in ta water hole. Just relaxing.
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Up close and personal. I felt a bit uneasy about the limited amount of distance between this big guy and my lens, but it made for a great photo.
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Lions napping on the rivers edge, late afternoon.
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Some of the game at Sabi Sands captured on my camera.
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Relaxing this pair graze.
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Early morning safari. The smell I had to endure to get this shot…
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Sunset winds down a day of photography.
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