Nectar of the Gods

October 27, 2016 Darren Gall 0

In the mythology of the ancient Hungarians, (the Magyars), the world is divided into three levels, the upper world, middle world and lower world. This is signified by the ‘Tree of Life’, whose canopy and […]

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 […]

Red Gold

October 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Certain grape varieties or wines have what might be termed a beneficial symbiosis with a particular patch of ground, an area where the soil and climate conspire to assist it more than others. I well […]

The Iron Baron and the Blood of Jove

September 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  On September 24th, 1716 the Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici, for the first time in history decided to demarcate those land parcels deemed especially ideal for the production of high quality wine. These […]

The No. 22

September 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  A somewhat innocuous looking number the number 22, ‘Two Little Ducks’ as it is known in bingo halls. The Number 22 London bus takes you from Putney Common to Piccadilly Circus and in Pokemon […]

Vinos del Norte

August 26, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The Limari Valley is in the Coquimbo region of Northern Chile, an area more famous for its Piscos than its wines, the valley is one of the most interesting and relatively unheard of wine regions […]

A Unique Wine Experience

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  After getting hopelessly lost and then mired in a dispute with my tuk tuk driver over the correct pronunciation of words Monireth and Boulevard, (he won) I eventually made it to the little wine […]

Moscato Rap Sheet

July 24, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The Piedmonte area of North West Italy produces some of the world’s most highly regarded and long lived red wines. Its Barolo wines, made from the Nebbiolo grape are renowned for their inky depths and […]

A Sense of Place

June 22, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  As a young lad working in the winery I would here the term terroir thrown about by the senior winemakers, a French word which, I was told had no literal English translation. As I […]

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