Morgon 2019 by Domaine Mathieu and Camille Lapierre: My Review

August 6, 2021


Morgon 2019 by Domaine Mathieu and Camille Lapierre: My Review

It's my first time to drink Beaujolais and I'm trying to recall where I first encountered it in a song. Google to the rescue! It was Barry Manilow's song, No Other Love. That was the first time I heard it and I always wondered what it tastes like. 


A light and refreshing Cru Beaujolais red wine is perfect for a warm sunny Friday afternoon. If you want a light and refreshing wine (which is usually associated with whites) but are in the mood for a red, go for a Cru Beaujolais red wine. It's best served cold, unlike other red wines.

Morgon 2019 came from a Beaujolais Cru, which is not an ordinary Beaujolais vineyard. A Beaujolais Cru can label the wine by the Cru name only. In this case, they call it Morgon, instead of Beaujolais.

Wine: Morgon 2019 by Domaine Marcel Lapierre 

My Review: 

Leather on the nose. Maraschino Cherry and raspberry flavor. Soft tannins. Very light and refreshing. Perfect for a warm day. If you want a light and refreshing wine (which is usually associated with whites) but are in the mood for a red, go for this Beaujolais. Best served cold, unlike other red wines. All the different flavor of fruit surfaces when it's cold.

Vivino rating: 4.3, 515 reviews

https://www.vivino.com/marcel-lapierre-cuvee-villie-morgon/w/1750282?year=2019

Wine searcher rating: 92/100

https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/dom+marcel+lapierre+morgon+beaujolais+france/2019

Blog post on the winery: 

https://www.wineanorak.com/beaujolais/MarcelLapierre.htm

What to Order at THE LAST CHUKKER at the Manila Polo Club

February 22, 2021



What to Order at THE LAST CHUKKER at the Manila Polo Club

These are the highly recommended meals to order.

I love the meals at the Last Chukker because it's simple, delicious, not overpowering with too many flavors and with all the natural flavors of the fresh ingredients highlighted. It's so much like a great homemade meal lovingly prepared by your grandmother. 

I love all the dishes but if we're a small group, the TOP FOUR I must first order are as follows: 

Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza


Pollo al Mattone
(Tender half chicken cooked under a brick

Homemade black pasta with squid rings

Banana bread pudding with Kahlua Creme Anglaise

IF YOU'RE IN A BIG GROUP, YOU CAN ORDER MORE OF THOSE BELOW:

Wood fired buratta

Chipirones a la plancha

Chicken Caesar salad

Napoli Pizza

Spaghettini alla checca

Decadent chocolate cake

Banana Nutela Napoleon


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We tried Korean Brand Tom's Farm Yogurt Almonds v. Mugerbon Yogurt Almonds and here's my review.

February 20, 2021





We tried Korean Brand Tom's Farm Yogurt Almonds v. Mugerbon Yogurt Almonds and Here's My Review.

I love pairing almonds with my after-lunch tea. My favorite is Tom's Farm yogurt flavored almonds from Korea. It doubles as a healthy dessert too. But recently, I found it difficult to source this flavor of Tom's Farm Almonds so I tried another brand of yogurt flavored almonds called Mugerbon. The 210 gram size of Mugerbon Yogurt flavored almonds is the same price as Tom's Farm Yogurt flavored almonds. 



The one on the left is Mugerborn.
The one on the right is Tom's Farm.


MY REVIEW 



As you can see, coating is looks almost the same

Taste:
Mugerborn: Tastes like Nestle creamy yogurt. It's sweeter than Tom's Farm.

Tom's Farm: Tastes like Yakult. They were able to replicate the sour Yakult tang as you bite into the almonds. The packaging shows what looks like a yakult bottle so the representation is quite accurate.

I like Tom's Farm yogurt almond exactly because of the sour yakult tang. But my daughter dislikes it. She likes Mugerborn better. So depending on what yogurt taste you like better, you cannot go wrong with either, especially since a 210 g pouched is priced the same from Shopee where I get it.