Epicurio is here!

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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The irascible and suave Travelling GourmetTM goes to quaff Champagne and to tell you about the…

MOST recent Wine App for your Apple iPhone. It is called Epicurio and is the first Asian Wine & Spirits Social App. It aims to develope a Wine Loving fraternity of everyday wine drinkers BUT not wine snobs. I think it is a good idea. At the moment the App is only for the Apple iPhone but I hope in future it will become available for the Samsung Galaxy and other Android Smart phones.

The launch was held at The Sultan. This a quaint boutique hotel on Beach Road. With the Ruinart Champagne flowing freely, the CEO of Epicurio Clement Hochart who hails from France, extolled the many virtues of this Wine App. Clement commented in his presentation, “We’re not bringing ratings from those great Masters of Wine but sharing wine recommendations and comments with friends. Also helping to connect wine lovers with wine retailers where they can go and buy the wines they like. A tasting of 3 California wines was followed by a lucky draw where a pretty lady won a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne!

After Clement’s short and sweet presentation, we adjourned to the next room to enjoy live Jazz with a female singer whose powerful voice made my day. I was so inspired by her singing that I went to sing “Mack the Knife” in German with the Jazz band! Not many know that the original version of “Mack the Knife” is from the famous German Opera called Die Dreigroschen Oper. In the German, the song is entitled, “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer”.¬†Strangely enough, there were NO peanuts to nibble on although there were some canapes like Quail’s Eggs and Duck Rillette. Feeling hungry after the event, I adjourned to a nearby restaurant for a satisfying supper but that…is another story.


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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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