Champagne Knights

June 30, 2015 Darren Gall 1

When Pamela Mourgues, of MCD Wines invited me along to a Lanson Champagne event at The Alley Bar in Phnom Penh, there was definitely no hesitation on my part. I was eager to reacquaint my […]

The Five Stages of Grief

May 28, 2015 Darren Gall 0

The Five Stages of Wine Grief Old Asia hands will know this saga well; first, there is that moment of sheer bliss when you stumble upon one of your favourite wines, in some unassuming wine […]

Bone Dry

May 7, 2015 Darren Gall 0

  The textbooks say that about 3 grams per litre of sugar in solution is barely perceptible on the human palate, we taste it as little more than a touch of fruitiness, any less and […]

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 […]

Wine Goggles

March 29, 2015 Darren Gall 1

  wine goggles: Similar to beer goggles (which makes unattractive people attractive due to drinking beer), wine goggles make pretentious, ugly art attractive. This is why wine is almost always served at art shows and gallery openings. […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Digital Drinking

December 18, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Harpers.Co.UK recently reported on research conducted by French start-up accelerator, 33 Entrepreneurs. The data revealed that 2014 saw no less than 1,400 new wine apps launched into the marketplace. Many apps are essentially retail […]

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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