Hanoi by the Glass

December 6, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  “In a city one thousand years old, everyone is a visitor.” I have been ‘dropping’ in to Hanoi for over a dozen years, for the past 9 months I have found myself a resident. […]


November 24, 2014 Darren Gall 5

The Rhone Valley in France is rightly famous for its rich, spicy, full bodied red wines and the grape varieties that go into these vinous legends, namely: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and a number of lesser […]

An Ode to Brunch

June 7, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Brunch noun a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch. Origin late 19th century: blend of breakfast and lunch. The 1896 supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary cites Punch magazine which wrote that the term was coined in Britain […]

The Dark Arts

June 1, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Pinot Noir is the ultimate Diva of the wine world: alluring, sensual, erotic, complex, temperamental, infuriating, demanding and bewitching. Joel Fleischman of Vanity Fair describes pinot noir as “the most romantic of wines, with […]

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