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    All About Wines

    A bit old in this article but still a good guide. https://sg.asiatatler.com/dining/10-of-the-best-wines-from-napa-valley
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    Weird thing happened to me-Need feedback

    I also didn't realised my car chassis number is also at base of windscreen until the mechanic told me to take check the number there.
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    Petrol Price Movement in Singapore

    5% of global supply will be affected? USA was saying they can support with their reserve oil.
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    Is Singapore General Election Round The Corners ?

    No need do survey lah. Also no need conduct experiment we also know when sugar thrown on table, ants will happily appear. How to resist the food on table?😅
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    Is Singapore General Election Round The Corners ?

    It meant private properties are way too expensive for 80% of Singaporeans. And many middle income group need to stay at public housing. 168k PA/ 16k mthly household income go and fight with 4k monthly median income group or 8k per mth household income group on HDB BTO. Is this a way to bring down resale HDB pricing when BTO units are open to a wider pool of people?
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    Merc lady driver driving against traffic

    Looks more like coffeshop beer promoter attire. Oh...coffeeshop beer promoters are more well behave than this unruly person.
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    All About Wines

    https://sg.asiatatler.com/dining/10-of-the-best-australian-wines Prepare your festive stash early.
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    Seven habits of the Singapore Driver

    Really?? Beating red light is a habit? What kind of nonsense report is this? Straits Times allow this to be reported? Majority of drivers have this red light beating habit? I see a downward trend on ST reporting.
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    AI - Job Killer?

    No man has gone before........ Must be Heaven lor All women only.
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    Malaysian commando shot dead in live-firing demo

    Saw the report too. RIP to the CDO. Hope their country will take care of the kids.
  11. Giant also losing stores in MY? I thought only SG biz was bad.
  12. Agree the Vivo store is different on it's on. Rather than just a place to pick up merchandise. It's also a one stop shop for bicycles. Learn to grow or buy herbs for garnishing. Chef prepared meal with fresh ingredients. These are experiential stuff where ecommerce cannot replicate.
  13. Parkway Giant also shuttered down now? Less people shop there after the MRT construction started. Bad traffic most of the time and not much differentiation from other supermarkets. Hypernart difference from supermarket is non groceries stuff like bicycle, apparels, TV, other small electrical appliances. Who actually buys TV at hypermarket? Think more people are buying sports and leisure stuff at Decathlon. So maybe business not too good for Giant Parkway. If Giant really pulls out, the new tenant should really be showing what more they can offer to consumer.
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    2019 MCF Revamp!

    No wonder cannot access.Thought because I wasn't in SG the data roaming is not working on Sunday.
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    All About Wines

    Fortified Wine Types and Uses A fortified wine is a delicious, viscous wine-based sipping treat that is often enjoyed as a drink before or after dinner. The most common types of fortified wines are Madeira, Marsala, port, sherry, and vermouth. These still wines have been "fortified" with a distilled spirit such as brandy. The original use of fortification was to preserve the wine, as casks of wine were prone to turn to vinegar during long sea voyages. The spirit added might also enhance the wine's natural flavors. The liquor is added to the base wine during fermentation. This fortifying of the wine brings the average alcohol content up to around 17 to 20 percent alcohol by volume. Fortified wines can be made in either a dry or a sweet style. The middle-ground of medium-sweet or medium-dry is covered in virtually all of the fortified wine categories and they will vary from one producer to the next. How Is Fortified Wine Made? Many fortified wines are blends of various grapes and vintages. The majority are stylistically similar to the classifications of the wines that go into the blend. Fortified wines are not distilled, though some people mistakenly categorize them as a liquor. This is particularly true of vermouth, it is likely the result of its use in ​making martinis. Quite often, the fortifying liquor is simply called a "neutral grape spirit." Essentially, this is a brandy or eau de vie. The amount of time a wine is allowed to ferment before being fortified determines whether it will be sweet or dry. Once this alcohol is added, the yeast stops converting sugar to alcohol and all of the remaining grape sugar is left in the wine as residual sugar. If a sweeter fortified wine is desired, the neutral grape spirits are typically added within the first day and a half of fermentation. To make a dry fortified wine, you would allow the full fermentation process to run its course. This consumes the remaining sugar before adding the neutral grape spirits. Most fortified wines have no additional flavoring agents. But in the case of vermouth, botanicals are added during the process to give it an herbal flavor profile. Aging Many fortified wines undergo aging in wood casks. The actual aging time depends on the fortified wine. In general, the cheaper the fortified wine, the less time it has spent aging in oak. As a result of this deep wood aging, many fortified wines will benefit from decanting and aeration. Types of Fortified Wine There are five basic styles of fortified wine. These vary by regional preferences or the methods used in producing them: Madeira is a white fortified wine from the Portuguese island of the same name. It comes with various classifications, including by grape and age. Marsala is an Italian specialty originating from the country's southern region. It is classified by both color and age, with sweet and dry varieties represented. Port wine is the best-known fortified wine. Though Portugal is known for creating ports, it's now produced throughout the world. For this wine, you can choose from tawny, ruby, vintage, and white ports. Sherry is a well-known fortified wine produced in Southwest Spain. It comes in fino (dry and light-bodied) and oloroso (dry but richer) styles. Vermouth is probably better known as the "other" ingredient in a martini, but it's great to sip on its own as an aperitif. It is generally available as either dry or sweet. Vermouth is produced worldwide and varies in taste and quality depending on the producer. There are other fortified wines that do not fit conveniently into one of these categories. Those typically rely on proprietary recipes and, quite often, utilize a special blend of herbs or botanicals to make them distinct from all others. Dubonnet and Lillet are two labels that fall into this non-category. Storing Fortified Wines Since fortified wines vary by style, it's difficult to give general guidelines about storing and serving. While it is best to look into the recommendations for a particular type, there are a few suggestions you can keep in mind. Unopened bottles of fortified wine can be stored in a cool, dark location. Some, such as fino and manzanilla sherry, should not sit on the shelf long after bottling. Others will be okay for a few months. With a few exceptions, you can think of the shelf life of most fortified wine as falling in between that of wine and liquor. Once opened, it is best to drink fortified wines as soon as possible. However, vermouth can retain its flavor for up to three months. All open bottles of fortified wine should be stored upright in the refrigerator. Serving Recommendations Similar to other wines, serving temperatures vary with fortified wines. While some are best chilled, its recommended to serve others at room temperature. This is also going to depend on your personal preference as well. While any fortified wine is designed to be enjoyed straight from the bottle, they're useful in mixing up cocktails. They're often best in simple drinks, such as the sherry cobbler and white port and tonic. Fortified wines also make a great cooking wine. If you find that your wine is too far gone to drink, add it to a sauce or another recipe that calls for a little wine. https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-a-fortified-wine-3510908
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