The White Album – Track One: Chardonnay

  Catalina Sounds ‘Sound of White' Chardonnay, Marlborough New Zealand, 2019 From the Sound of White vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough wine region, New Zealand....

The White Album – Track One: Chardonnay

  Catalina Sounds ‘Sound of White' Chardonnay, Marlborough New Zealand, 2019 From the Sound of White vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough wine region, New Zealand. The ‘Sound of White’ is the sound of nothing, the...

On The Bench – Champagne Deutz

On The Bench – Deutz Champagne Deutz Classic Brut NV Pale straw in colour with lemon hues and faint accents of salmon pink suggesting Noir and Meunier. The bead is fine, persistent. Perfumed aromas of...

The Beast

 The Beast Mont Ventoux; for the world's finest cyclists its name is legend, “The Beast of Provence”, a will-sapping, heart-breaking, soul-destroying stage of the world’s most famous bicycle race, the Tour de France. When...

Chateau d’Etroyes

  Chateau d’Etroyes Mercurey The village of Mercurey was an important trading post for the Romans in the days of Empire. Set along the Arles-Lyon section of the Via Agrippa trade network -built during the...

Ruminantia Noir

Wine of the Week - Le Grand Noir, Pinot Noir Robert Joseph Caveat Emptor; The ‘Le Grand Noir’ is owned in part by Robert Joseph, a great man of wine and letters, whom I very proudly...

From ‘99 Boys’ to 17 Trees

  From ‘99 Boys' to 17 Trees Vittorio De Bortoli hailed from Castelcucco, a small Treviso commune in the region of Veneto, Italy. The village is nestled in the Asolo Hills, under the watchful gaze of...

Penh Folds – The Four Wines of Destiny

Penh Folds - The Four Wines of Destiny “The Ox is slow but the Earth is Patient” Confucius The recent Spring Festival and Lunar New Year heralded in the arrival of the year of the...

Ostra e Vino – Old Vines, New Seas

  Ostra e Vino - Old Vines, New Seas The Evening: Ostensibly a ‘new dishes’ try-out, at Tim Squires’ epicenter of all things seafood in Phnom Penh. Squires' ‘The Oyster Bar’ is at Ostra Fine Foods...