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 […]

Jacob’s Ladder

February 17, 2018 Darren Gall 0

‘And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the […]

Roasted Slopes

December 22, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  The Wines of the Cote Rotie, (Roasted Hillside) on the sharp rising slopes at the Northern end of the Rhone Valley are some of the most seductive and alluring wines from all France and […]

A Doctor in the House

December 22, 2017 Darren Gall 0

A recent trip to Phnom Penh by my old McLaren Vale Vineyard manager, Adam Jacobs -now the owner of his own vineyard and wine label, Doc Adams wines- brought back a flood of memories of […]

Between Two Tides

July 17, 2017 Darren Gall 0

The Entre Deux Mers wine region in Bordeaux, France is on the right bank of the Garonne River, opposite the Graves wine region on its left bank. Bordeaux’s largest sub-region, it is a wedge of […]

On A Clare Day

June 19, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  I remember the last time I was up in ‘The Clare’, the other valley up north of the Barossa and Eden Valleys in South Australian wine country. As we slowly drove along a gorgeous, […]

Barossa Babe

June 1, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  Barossa Babe The Rockbare winery sits in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, amidst the quaint little Germanic tourist town of Hanhdorf. The town is famous for its little hillside inns, pastry shops, fromageries, […]

Awkward Teens

April 17, 2017 Darren Gall 0

For Bordeaux the teen years of the 21st century have generally been awkward, somewhat difficult and definitely challenging for their parents and guardians to nurture and coax the best out of. The new Millennium started […]

Oneirology – Bottling Dreams

April 4, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  “Insight such as this falls to one’s lot but once in a lifetime.” -Sigmund Freud, (Die Traumdeutung)   In ancient Chinese history there are writings of two types of dreaming, one where the soul […]

The Gris of the Matter

March 20, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  Pinot Gris is one of my favourtie white wines and a glass of chilled, cool climate, New World, Pinot Gris is showing itself to be one of the most interesting, complex and enjoyable white […]

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