Legends Lunch

February 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Friday the 19th of February 2016 will always be a memorable day, mostly because of a rather remarkable lunch. A small band of industry rouges and reprobates like myself gathered at midday at Le Royal […]

Clos Fourtet

December 12, 2015 Darren Gall 2

  The 1er Grand Cru Classé property, Clos Fourtet was a defensive fort erected sometime during the middle ages. It sits opposite the entrance to the old town of Saint Emilion and above some of […]

Gun Smoke and Steel

July 8, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern most wine region, it produces legendary white wines adored the world over for their clarity, their purity, their finesse and elegance, for their complexity, their freshness and minerality and for that […]

Mercurey Rising

June 13, 2015 Darren Gall 0

  As the Mercury in the Penh rises to levels all at once both stupefying and mesmerizing, I begin to ponder the small planet of fire closest to the sun: Mercury, a Roman god no […]

The Five Stages of Grief

May 28, 2015 Darren Gall 0

The Five Stages of Wine Grief Old Asia hands will know this saga well; first, there is that moment of sheer bliss when you stumble upon one of your favourite wines, in some unassuming wine […]

Where the Wild Things Are

May 7, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    South Africa is well known for its icons, dramatic landscapes, beautiful coastline, vast areas of wilderness and its unique and celebrated wildlife, most notably, a menagerie of large and wild beasts roaming the […]

Wine Goggles

March 29, 2015 Darren Gall 1

  wine goggles: www.urbandictionary.com Similar to beer goggles (which makes unattractive people attractive due to drinking beer), wine goggles make pretentious, ugly art attractive. This is why wine is almost always served at art shows and gallery openings. […]

Lord of the Flies

January 1, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    A literal English translation of Clos des Mouches would be ‘Field of Flies’ however, in the local vernacular the site was called ‘Clos des Mouches a Miel’ which means ‘Field of Honey Flies’ […]

Digital Drinking

December 18, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Harpers.Co.UK recently reported on research conducted by French start-up accelerator, 33 Entrepreneurs. The data revealed that 2014 saw no less than 1,400 new wine apps launched into the marketplace. Many apps are essentially retail […]

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