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The wines of Mount Etna in Sicily

Volcano vineyards

Few wine terroirs are as fascinating as Mount Etna on the southern Italian island of Sicily. 

To start with, at 3,350m Etna is the highest volcano in Europe, and one of the most active ones worldwide.


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Recent arrivals: The wines of Domaine Malmont

Happy New Year!

Our first blog entry of 2019 is dedicated to a small selection of fine wines from Domaine Malmont in the Séguret commune of the Southern Rhône: powerful yet elegant wines demonstrating the enormous quality to be found in this incomparable region.

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New Arrivals (2): Fine Grower Champagnes

After crossing the ocean, new wines have arrived in Singapore to be added to the Wine & Philosophy wine list. They are now safely stored in a temperature-controlled environment in Jurong and available for immediate order and delivery, just in time for the festive season.


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New Arrivals (1): Wines from Pic-Saint-Loup in the Languedoc

After crossing the ocean, new wines have arrived in Singapore to be added to the Wine & Philosophy wine list. They are now safely stored in a temperature-controlled environment in Jurong and will be ready for delivery next week.

All of them come from France. We expand our Rhône selection with excellent wines from a small producer in the village of Séguret and expand to the neighbouring Languedoc with delightful wines from the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation.  Moving north, we are excited about filling a vacuum in our wine list so far with the introduction of a few small artisanal producers from the world-famous appellation of Champagne.

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Strong increase in world wine production in 2018

World wine production is expected to increase 12% to 282 million hectoliters (mhl) according to the OIV, the International Organisation for Vine & Wine, after a historic low in 2017 due to adverse weather conditions.

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Grenache – The sun in a wineglass (Newsletter nr 2)

We don’t have chilly, grey, wet and windy autumns here in Singapore, but if we had, my suggestion against the seasonal gloom would be a glass of red wine made from Grenache. Few if any other wines are as able to capture the sun and warmth of summer.

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Wine & Philosophy’s first wine list (Newsletter nr 1)

Wine & Philosophy is a Singapore-based online platform for the distribution of quality wines and the dissemination of wine knowledge.

In the last months we have been busy building a portfolio of products and have spent several weeks in Europe visiting wineries, tasting wines and speaking to producers. We have carefully selected wines offering immediate drinking pleasure but also expressing their individual character and provenance. 

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Global trends in the world of wine (4): How the 2017 harvest has changed wine demand-supply dynamics

Severe spring frosts and summer heatwaves, as had not been seen since the late 50s and early 60s, gravely affected especially the European harvest in 2017. This resulted in a historically low worldwide production of only 250m hl.

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Global trends in the world of wine (3): Millennial consumers and their multi-focus on pleasure, health and sustainability

Most of the consumer trends we see today in the world of wine are initiated and driven by millennial drinkers. They are certainly the major force in the Chinese market, as we have seen in our previous post.

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