The Chardonnay Set

May 22, 2018 Darren Gall 0

  The Chardonnay Set The Chardonnay grape variety is arguably the most famous white grape variety of them all; as Master of Wine Jancis Robinson recalls, during the last decades of the first millennium -when […]

The Best and Wurzt of Wines

March 21, 2018 Darren Gall 0

    Gewurztraminer, few can pronounce it (Gee-Worse-tram-inner) and even when they can, it generally fails to inspire much excitement. A rather motley looking grey, rose coloured grape in the vineyard its wines are perfumed, […]

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 […]

Bistronomy

October 14, 2017 Darren Gall 0

Les Années Folles “But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong, nor the breathing […]

Dim Sum & Wine

September 19, 2017 Darren Gall 0

For a great many centuries, ever since their origins on the silk road as a snack to go with Yum Cha, (literally drinking tea) the small morsels of delicious food known as Dim Sum have […]

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 […]

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, […]

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