Winemaking on the Edge

February 24, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  “For believe me! — the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships into uncharted […]

Soba Thoughts

February 14, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  I could be sitting in one of those little hole-in-the-wall noodle bars in the subterranean arteries of the Tokyo Metro subway, instead I am seated in a concrete box that abuts the pavement on […]

Truffle Hog

January 23, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  “Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas” Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), preface to ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825) Truffles, those incredible little culinary luxuries that almost defy description, one […]

Ride the Red Bull

January 20, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  The Coonawarra wine region is centered around what is perhaps the most famous strip of soil in the entire country, a tiny rise on the once swamp land of South Eastern South Australia, just […]

The Little Red Rooster

December 31, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  January 28th 2017 is New Year’s Eve of the Chinese lunar calendar, heralding in the year of the Rooster. The Rooster is well represented in the world of wine, from the romantic notion of […]

Gira la Rueda

December 24, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Turn the Wheel   The Medoc Project The Rioja region is bound by the history of the Marqués de Murrieta estate, (1852) and the Marques de Riscal winery, (1858). Marques de Riscal laid the […]

Rios de Vino

December 21, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Espana Verde Spain’s best known wines are the powerful, robust red wines from regions like Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Valdepenas and Priorat along with the fortified Sherries of Jerez and the sparkling Cava from […]

Tis the Season to be Frothy

December 15, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Effervescence or “bubbles” in wine has been around for a long time and recorded by the ancient Greeks and Romans. But the cause of the bubbles was unknown, attributed to phases of the moon […]

La Rioja

December 1, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The red wines of the Rioja region are perhaps the most famous Spanish wines throughout the world, medium to fuller bodied, fruit driven reds full of bucolic charm and bold expressions of flavour. The harvesting […]

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