S and I are avid shopaholics, especially when it comes to cool kitchen and food related things. This page has been set up to offer you some pretty nifty products that we are either designing ourselves or are sourcing for you specifically. We hope that you like what you see.

xmascards4.jpg Feedback cards are now on sale. For more info on these cool cards, please click here. S and I designed these as Christmas gifts for friends but due to popular response, we’re now offering them for sale. The cards are available exclusively through Kapok in Hong Kong. Kapok is located at G/F, 9 Dragon Road, Tin Hau Temple Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 254 99 254, Fax: +852 3015 8519.

Need a Drink? Now, until stocks run out, we’re very happy to team up with Estima to offer our readers two specially picked mixed lots of wine. To order either of the two special mixed lots, please email Eric at eric@estima.com.sg or call Eric at +65 6226 3766 on Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 7.30pm. Your transaction will be handled by Estima directly. (Sorry, this is for Singapore-based readers only at this point.)

Starter Kit, 6 delicious well-priced bottles ready for drinking, S$306 nett

The White

2005 La Lune, Mark Angeli (Loire Valley, France)
This is one of my all-time favourite wines. This Chenin Blanc is gorgeously aromatic but also spectacularly dry. La Lune is rich and ripe. You can taste its freshness but also the minerals in the wine. This is magnificent stuff.

Reds

2004 Les Calcinaires, Domaine Gauby (Roussillon, France)
Gerard Gauby’s wines are not just some of the best from Roussillon, but from France. This cult producer bottles his wines without fining and or filtration. Les Calcinaires is grown on limestone and is mainly Grenache. The wine is explosive, jammy and sweet.

1998 Virgin Hills (Victoria, Australia)
A marked contrast to the standard oaky Australian red, Virgin Hills is a gorgeously balanced Bordeaux-inspired wine. Only one wine is produced under the Virgin Hills label and is one of the country’s most unique wines. The 1998 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 3% Shiraz, 2% Merlot and is packed with young, vibrant berry fruit flavours.

2002 Coteaux du Loir Rouge Gorge, Domaine de Belliviere (Loire Valley, France)
Nine hectares, spread over no fewer than six communes in Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir, are cultivated with extreme care by thoughful, quiet Eric Nicolas. He is also a great believer in the red variety Pineau d’Aunis, which is the primary grape in this unique red wine.

2002 Bebianito, Prieure Saint Jean de Bebian (Languedoc, France)
Prieure Saint Jean de Bebian has been one of the most exciting estates in Languedoc since the late 70s. The wine, made with Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan, has a leathery and spicy bouquet. It is soft and fresh and tastes of stewed fruits.

The Sticky

2003 Muscat de Rivesaltes, Domaine des Chenes (Roussillon, France)
Domaine des Chenes has been controlled and managed by the Razungles family for over a hundred years. The vineyard is surrounded by the breathtaking limestone cliffs of Vingrau. The wines have a unique character, blending mineral, fruits and spices with a great density but also a remarkable balance. This sweet Muscat matches very well with a variety of foods, from foie gras to most seafood, desserts and powerful cheeses.

Collector’s Kit, 6 exceptional wines for storing and savoring on special occasions, S$830 nett

The Whites

2003, Vieilles Vignes Blanc, Domaine Gauby (Roussillon, France)
Gerard Gauby’s 32 hectare, biodynamic domain based at Calce is not only one of the best in Roussillon, but also one of the finest domains in France. This white Vieilles Vignes cuvée is sumptuous, subtly aromatic, and powerful. This amazing wine is made from a blend of Carignan Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Gris, Maccabeu, Malvoisie, and Viognier.

2001, Riesling Clos St Imer, Goldert Grand Cru, Domaine Burn (Alsace estate, Northern France)
Burn is an exceptional estate in Alsace that makes exquisite, full-flavored, complex wines, that have largely gone unnoticed outside of France. At the top of the Burn qualitative pyramid are the single vineyard wines from his famed Clos St. Imer, located in a walled section of the Goldert vineyard. It is rich, opulent, velvety and loaded with sweet white fruits, lychee and cherries. It is extremely well-focused, elegant and powerful.

The Reds

2003, Saint Joseph Les Reflets, Francois Villard
This beautiful wine is full of fruit, with a smoky, olive, and cassis-scented nose with outstanding ripeness and richness. The wine is full-bodied and deep, with moderate tannins. This is an excellent, possibly outstanding St. Joseph that requires another 2-3 years of cellaring. Stored well, it should age gorgeously for up to 12-15 years.

2000, Chateau Beau Soleil, Pomerol
This lovely wine is late harvested, giving it a dark, almost fiercely chewy taste and texture!

1998, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Prieure Roch
This Domaine is owned by Henry Frederic Roch, grandson of Henry Leroy. He is a Co-manager of Domaine Romanee Conti, Burgundy most famous estate. In a contrast to his role with the high profile Domaine Romanee Conti, Henry F. Roch is keeping the attention away from his coveted Domaine Prieure Roch. He refuses to entertain journalists and does not submit his wines for international wine press or trade tastings. As a result, the rare cases of his wines rarely appear in trendy wine shops or at auctions but rather find their way to the cellars of top restaurants and initiated wine collectors around the world.

2003, Saumur Champigny, Chateau Yvonne
The 100% Cabernet France displays great ripeness and powerful minerality with commandable balance. It is from an incredibly small production and is a rare find.