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 […]

Children of the Cornas

July 30, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  A region famously described by one of the world’s most influential wine writers as ‘obdurate’ and its most renowned winemaker as ‘antediluvian’ has seen generational change of late, as tradition gives way to initiative. […]

Moscato Rap Sheet

July 24, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The Piedmonte area of North West Italy produces some of the world’s most highly regarded and long lived red wines. Its Barolo wines, made from the Nebbiolo grape are renowned for their inky depths and […]

La Vie En Rose

July 16, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Is rose in vogue in Cambodia? In wine markets around the world, rose has been gaining ground in the wine popularity stakes for several years and there is evidence it is starting to take hold […]

The Mendoza Strain

July 8, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Old wine scribes from Europe have a tendency to separate the world into two distinct halves, Old Word wines are those from Europe and the Middle, (Near) East, whilst those from everywhere else are collectively […]

The Iron Hewer

July 1, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Thibault Odent, brand ambassador for the global wine negociant, ‘Mestrezat Grand Crus’ was in Phnom Penh last week and together we enjoyed a delightful lunch with a few well-chosen wines. The afternoon was spent on […]

A Family Affair

June 17, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Vittoria De Bortoli left Italy fleeing the ravages and depression in Europe as a result of the First World War. The young Italian arrived in Australia with little to his name save the clothes on […]

Banking on Chile

June 3, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The Rothschild family name is synonymous with great wealth through banking and great wine through Bordeaux. The five sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild left Austro-Germany over 200 years ago to spread their financial empire, famously […]

Crazy about a Mercurey

May 29, 2016 Darren Gall 1

The Mercurey wine region sits in the Cote de Chalonnaise, a sub-region of Burgundy south of the Cote de Beaune. The commune of Mercurey dates back to Roman times, when it was on the Via […]

A Harvest of the Heart (updated)

May 25, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Marie-Pierre Lallez and her sister Emmanuelle are the driving force behind the family wine business of Vignobles Raguenot, owners and operators of the Bordeaux Chateaux des Tourtes in Blaye and Haut Beyzac in the Haut […]

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