Humility and humidity

A packet of silica gel

Richard confesses to 'everything I got wrong about wine in Asia'.

There are at least seven different Godellos currently on sale in Singapore according to Wine-Searcher – including this no-added-sulphur, skin-fermented orange wine. I mention this because before I moved to Singapore in July 2019, I haughtily told people that I wanted to widen the spectrum of wine in Singapore by introducing something exotic like, ooh I don’t know, Godello.

But Godello was here long before I was. It’s a good example of the misconceptions I had about wine in Asia, and I’ve learned a lot over the past...