La Boheme – Act 4

January 19, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Rebirth of a Wine Region The Yarra Valley wine region is made up of two distinct areas, the valley floor and the Upper Yarra. Soils and micro-climates vary a great deal from mostly mountain […]

La Boheme – Act 3

January 19, 2014 Darren Gall 2

  Obituary: Sydney Morning Herald, 24 February 1931 (extract) Dame Nellie Melba, famous for more than 40 years as the greatest singer of the lyric stage of her generation, and as one of the most […]


December 26, 2013 Darren Gall 0

    Piedmont The Piedmont region in the North West corner of Italy is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, bordering the countries of France and Switzerland. The region is largely made up of […]

La Boheme – Act 2

November 4, 2013 Darren Gall 1

The Composer Giacomo Puccini has been called “the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi”. While his early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera, he successfully developed his work in the ‘realistic’ […]

La Boheme – Act 1

November 2, 2013 Darren Gall 1

The Opera La Boheme is an opera in four acts by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on ‘Scenes de la vie de Boheme’ by Henri […]

Van Diemen’s Land

October 19, 2013 Darren Gall 0

  Tasmania is one of the most lightly populated, pristine, un-spoilt and beautiful food and wine regions on the planet, replete with thriving ancient forests, clean fresh air and pure, pristine waters. Van Diemen’s Land […]

Louis Jadot Winemaker’s Dinner

October 12, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Master Chef Song Teng will specially prepare dishes to a magnificent selection of Burgundies from Louis Jadot including some older vintages especially flown in for the evening and presented by Sigfried Pic form the winery […]

Finding Nero

August 22, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Homer and Virgil sent Odysseus and Aeneas to her island shores; there they encountered harpies, Cyclops, Laestrygonians, sirens and Aeolia, the God of Winds. This is a place where The Gods broker deals with mere […]

Wine into Water

August 22, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Ronald Brown is the owner of the remarkably overachieving South Australian winery Maverick, in the Barossa Valley. The winery is aptly named, Brown is every bit the Maverick. Described by eminent Australian wine writer James […]

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