Where the Wild Things Are

May 7, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    South Africa is well known for its icons, dramatic landscapes, beautiful coastline, vast areas of wilderness and its unique and celebrated wildlife, most notably, a menagerie of large and wild beasts roaming the […]

Human, All Too Human

March 29, 2015 Darren Gall 0

My shameless love affair with Pinot Noir is widely known, Burgundy in particular but, we are not exclusive. A Glass of Noir Sweetness and silk on the tongue, Cherry kisses, Falling to the floor of […]

Groovy Wines

February 24, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Grüner Veltliner, (or GrüVe: “Gru Vee” as some like to call it) is a white grape variety famous throughout Austria and until recently, little known outside of the country. There are over 45,000 hectares of […]

Lord of the Flies

January 1, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    A literal English translation of Clos des Mouches would be ‘Field of Flies’ however, in the local vernacular the site was called ‘Clos des Mouches a Miel’ which means ‘Field of Honey Flies’ […]

The Blood of Jove

December 28, 2014 Darren Gall 0

There are not too many wines you try in your life where upon first taste you realize: ‘here is a wine that is going to change everything’. My first ‘Tignanello’ -interestingly enough, most industry professionals […]


November 24, 2014 Darren Gall 8

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 […]

The Pope’s New Castle

September 22, 2014 Darren Gall 0

Lovers of richly flavoured, full-bodied red wines have long been drawn to France’s most famous wine region, Bordeaux. However, it was a Bordeaux exodus that led to the creation of one of the most complex, […]

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