Modena Anima

July 20, 2018 Darren Gall 0

The Po River basin is the food bowl of Italy, in its heart is the region of Emilia Romagna and it is here you will find ‘Il cibo di re e angeli’, (the food of […]

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 […]

For the Love of Grenache

January 21, 2018 Darren Gall 0

The winegrape variety known as Grenache has long been derided as common and somewhat ordinary: in Spain, (where it is called Garnacha) it was widely planted to make all manner of inexpensive wines: In France […]

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 […]

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