From Gnadenfrei to Marananga

December 27, 2018 Darren Gall 0

  Gnadenfrei ‘free by the grace of god’ Marananga ‘by my own two hands’   The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and most celebrated wine regions, enjoying a history as rich and complex […]

The Exciseman

December 21, 2018 Darren Gall 0

    The Exciseman Whisky Bar, Singapore exciseman (British) noun plural -men A government official who collects excises and enforces the laws concerning them For over two hundred and fifty years, from the early 18th […]

Yarra Rising

September 27, 2018 Darren Gall 0

  The Rising Vineyard sits in the Christmas Hills between St. Andrews and Yarra Glen, so named for the emancipated convict David Christmas who managed to get himself lost in the region during the year […]

Modena Anima

July 20, 2018 Darren Gall 0

The Po River basin is the food bowl of Italy, in its heart is the region of Emilia Romagna and it is here you will find ‘Il cibo di re e angeli’, (the food of […]

Natural History part 1. Desire

July 7, 2018 Darren Gall 0

A list of the requirements to live a happy life: Freedom Self Sufficiency Friendship Thought Wine Bread & Cheese -Epicurus, (#Note: Epicurus was an avowed teetotal, the author here has substituted wine for water) The […]

Wine Gangs

June 6, 2018 Darren Gall 0

  I have just returned from Vinexpo in Hong Kong, where I was invited by my friend and colleague Robert Joseph, (of Le Grand Noir Wines) to attend an insightful presentation he called, ‘The Future […]

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