Master Meng

September 24, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Master Meng Internationally, Luu Meng is Cambodia’s most recognizable chef and is regularly visited by global celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdaine. Locally, he has earned the respect and admiration of his […]


September 21, 2013 Darren Gall 0

    “The Streets were dark with something more than night”  Raymond Chandler Move briskly along the outer wall of the Royal Palace, quietly past the machine guns, which always look alert and mischievous, whilst […]

Been Doon so Long

September 21, 2013 Darren Gall 0

    The first time I met winemaker Randall Grahm, we were both at the eponymous International gathering of the Masters of Wine, way back in 1997. The expectant crowd of wine industry enthusiasts was […]

Out of my Glass

September 15, 2013 Darren Gall 0

  Immanuel Kant, in his epic ‘Critique of Pure Reason’, posited that we can never truly know of a thing in itself, we may only know of a thing -that which we can obtain through […]

Artisan Wines

September 15, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Many colleagues today bemoan that we are losing our true winemaking artisans to a kind of oenological ‘industrial revolution’, where wines are made in labs, by recipe, to satisfy ‘target consumers’, ‘market profiles’ and ‘Wine […]

When the Levy Breaks

September 11, 2013 Darren Gall 0

We all go a little mad at this time of year, don’t we? I’ve had enough of being wet through, caught out in yet another deluge. I’ve had enough of getting splattered with mud and […]

The Sun also Rises

September 11, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Whilst Spanish wines have been around from about as long as wine has been consumed in Europe, (sometime between 4,000 & 3,000 BCE), Spain seems to have always had a mixed reputation for the quality […]

El Phnom Penh

September 11, 2013 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh has taken on a decidedly Latin flavour recently with several new Spanish restaurants and Tapas Bars opening in the capitol and ‘Tapas’ menus even appearing in decidedly non-Spanish venues eager to take […]

Aroma Therapy

September 10, 2013 Darren Gall 0

  The end of Cambodia’s most pleasant of weather seasons has arrived; the ‘Windy Season’, ( as it is known locally) is a delightful time of year where the day temperatures are relatively mild, evening […]

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