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    September in Cambodia is all about Pchum Ben, a Buddhist observance that lasts for 15 days during mid-autumn of the Khmer chhankitek, (lunar) calendar, in the month of Phutrabot.  The festival is the most important [...]
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    The Iron Baron and the Blood of Jove

      On September 24th, 1716 the Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici, for the first time in history decided to demarcate those land parcels deemed especially ideal for the production of high quality wine. These [...]
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    Bean Streets

    The modern concept of café culture is alive and well in Cambodia with the emergence of the successful local café chain Browns and the invasion of international franchises like Costa and Starbucks. There is also [...]
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    Penh and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Tim Belcourt looks the part of an outlaw biker, a long white handlebar moustache gives him the appearance of a grizzled walrus, tattoos cover his forearms, there are lasting scars, inside as well as out. [...]
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    The No. 22

      A somewhat innocuous looking number the number 22, ‘Two Little Ducks’ as it is known in bingo halls. The Number 22 London bus takes you from Putney Common to Piccadilly Circus and in Pokemon [...]

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Soul Food

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September 23, 2016 0
September in Cambodia is all about Pchum Ben, a Buddhist observance that lasts for 15 days during mid-autumn of the Khmer chhankitek, (lunar) calendar, in the month of Phutrabot.  The festival is the most important [...]

Penh and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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September 15, 2016 0
Tim Belcourt looks the part of an outlaw biker, a long white handlebar moustache gives him the appearance of a grizzled walrus, tattoos cover his forearms, there are lasting scars, inside as well as out. [...]
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The El Carnicero of Phnom Penh

September 9, 2016 0
  The country of Uruguay in South America sits on the northern bank of the River Plate, there are four cows, (12 million) to every one person, (3 million) in the country. Uruguayan cattle is [...]
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Piec ‘n’ Pie

September 2, 2016 0
What is a Polish girl with a Master’s Degree in International Economics to do other than head to Cambodia and buy an Australian pie shop? Ewa Jankowska was raised in Warsaw, a city girl with [...]
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Occitanian Masterpiece

August 26, 2016 0
An Englishman, A Belgian and an Aussie walk into a French Bistro… Anyone who has read the works of Peter Mayle or admired the aching beauty and incandescent palette of Van Gogh’s paintings around Arles [...]

WINE & BEVERAGES

The Iron Baron and the Blood of Jove

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September 23, 2016 0

  On September 24th, 1716 the Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici, for the first time in history decided to demarcate those land parcels deemed especially ideal for the production of high quality wine. These […]

The No. 22

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September 9, 2016 0

  A somewhat innocuous looking number the number 22, ‘Two Little Ducks’ as it is known in bingo halls. The Number 22 London bus takes you from Putney Common to Piccadilly Circus and in Pokemon […]

Vinos del Norte

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August 26, 2016 0

The Limari Valley is in the Coquimbo region of Northern Chile, an area more famous for its Piscos than its wines, the valley is one of the most interesting and relatively unheard of wine regions […]

A New Bordeaux Order

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August 19, 2016 0

  Last week Antoine Huray, International Export Manager of the Thiernot wine group conducted a tutored tasting of the Dourthe Group wines from Bordeaux at the Providore store in Cambodia. I was lucky enough to […]

A Unique Wine Experience

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August 19, 2016 0

  After getting hopelessly lost and then mired in a dispute with my tuk tuk driver over the correct pronunciation of words Monireth and Boulevard, (he won) I eventually made it to the little wine […]

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  The Italian restaurant Pop Café da Giorgio sits in an unobtrusive shop house on the Riverfront, just a few doors down from the Foreign Correspondents Club; it is an institution in the Penh, much [...]
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Domaine Michel Juillot,

Premier Cru,

Clos des Barraults,

Mercurey, Burgundy, France, 2013

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“Newly arrived in Cambodia, a wine from one of the best quality to price ratio region’s in Burgundy, from one of its very best producers -get in for some.”

Lemon colour with golden tints

The tight, perfumed aromas are complex -there are barrel notes of pan-fried butter, vanilla and roasted coconut with Chardonnay fruit characters of white peach, pineapple, hazelnut and citrus.

On the palate the wine shows signs of youth, a tight structure bridling an underlying opulence of fruit and power. There are lashings of oak trimmings: buttered toast, butterscotch, vanilla, roasted nuts and coconut with fruit notes of custard apple, white peach, melon and lemon. The wine finishes beautifully with fresh, zesty citrus notes and long, persistent minerals.

Just arrived for the first time in Cambodia the wine comes from one of Mercurey’s very best producers; here we have a really good quality, interesting, charming and eminently affordable Premier Cru white burgundy.

 

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