Rios de Vino

December 21, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Espana Verde Spain’s best known wines are the powerful, robust red wines from regions like Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Valdepenas and Priorat along with the fortified Sherries of Jerez and the sparkling Cava from […]

Tis the Season to be Frothy

December 15, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Effervescence or “bubbles” in wine has been around for a long time and recorded by the ancient Greeks and Romans. But the cause of the bubbles was unknown, attributed to phases of the moon […]

La Rioja

December 1, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The red wines of the Rioja region are perhaps the most famous Spanish wines throughout the world, medium to fuller bodied, fruit driven reds full of bucolic charm and bold expressions of flavour. The harvesting […]

Wine for the Thanks

November 22, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It’s November and that means Americans all over the world are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, which is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the eleventh month. In 1620, a small ship called […]

The Telling

November 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

We are a quirky bunch, the loose band of long term expats in Phnom Penh, living contradictions with confounding habits and ridiculous routines. We meet change head on, take leaps of faith, embrace the new […]

Marlborough Country

November 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Many wine critics, judges and connoisseurs believe that the Marlborough wine region in New Zealand has such a special affinity for the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety that it produces the very finest examples of the […]

A Roaring Good Curry

October 27, 2016 Darren Gall 0

India is bathed in light right now, the 30th of October sees the commencement of Diwali, The festival of light, a time when Hindus, Jains and Sikhs on the sub-continent and the Indian diaspora throughout […]

Chile Rising

October 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Take one of Chile’s finest winemakers, a precocious young South African Chef and an imperial old Chinese House and something truly remarkable is bound to happen. Set on the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’ and […]

French Cheese Diplomacy

October 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It was fifty years ago last month that French President, General and Statesman Charles de Gaulle made his famous speech at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh in front of an estimated crowd of 100,000 people. […]

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