Occitanian Masterpiece

August 26, 2016 Darren Gall 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 […]

Vinos del Norte

August 26, 2016 Darren Gall 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 […]

Cattle Run

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  As Asia’s emerging economies continue to perform strongly and the sheer number of people classified as middle income earners grows exponentially, their dietary habits and demands change and this in turn has seen a […]

A New Bordeaux Order

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 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

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 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 […]

The Midnight Special

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The ‘Misnomer of the Year’ a friend called it, indeed brunch is supposed to be about sleeping in very late on the weekend and then having a relaxed, decadent and somewhat boozy meal between breakfast […]

Philosopher’s Lane

August 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

In Kyoto, Japan they have ‘Philosopher’s Walk’ a path lined with cherry trees along the canal that runs between the Buddhist temples of Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji. The walk was used by the influential Japanese philosopher […]

Straight Up, No Chaser

August 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh, late morning and I have an audience with the ruling monarch of Phnom Penh’s cocktail society, Jen Queen. The café is Feel Good, I get a sense we both come here regularly, […]