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: www.urbandictionary.com 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, […]

A Bordeaux Tasting April 2014

April 17, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Have spent the past two evenings tasting the latest Bordeaux shipment with Hanoi’s finest from the trade and thought I would share some of my highlights here with you.   Bordeaux Tasting Notes Tasted […]

Aroma Therapy

September 10, 2013 Darren Gall 0

  The end of Cambodia’s most pleasant of weather seasons has arrived; the ‘Windy Season’, ( as it is known locally) is a delightful time of year where the day temperatures are relatively mild, evening […]

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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