Clos Fourtet

December 12, 2015 Darren Gall 2

  The 1er Grand Cru Classé property, Clos Fourtet was a defensive fort erected sometime during the middle ages. It sits opposite the entrance to the old town of Saint Emilion and above some of […]

Just b’Cos

November 29, 2015 Darren Gall 0

  I recently had the good fortune to attend an exceptional wine dinner at Yi Sang, Chinese Restaurant; this event saw the pairing of classical Chinese dishes with vertical vintages of Chateau Cos d’Estournel, the […]

For a Child’s Smile

November 17, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    Chateau Haut Blanville is a family owned winery in the Languedoc region of southern France. The winery sources its fruit from a number of vineyards and sub regions in the area, taking advantage […]

Harvest of the Heart

October 2, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Sisters Emmanuelle and Marie-Pierre are the driving force behind the family wine business of Vignobles Raguenot, owners and operators of the Bordeaux Chateaux, des Tourtes in Blaye and Haut Beyzac in Haut Medoc. Proud of […]

Out of the Darkness

August 29, 2015 Darren Gall 0

  Tasmania is sometimes called the Apple Isle and was once known as Van Diemen’s Land, it sits off the south east coast of mainland Australia and is a sparsely populated island, with large tracts […]

Gun Smoke and Steel

July 8, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern most wine region, it produces legendary white wines adored the world over for their clarity, their purity, their finesse and elegance, for their complexity, their freshness and minerality and for that […]

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 […]

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