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In search of affordable White Burgundy

  The very top bracket of white wines from Burgundy are the stuff of legend, be they the Grand Cru or Premier Cru Montrachet, (Montrachet, Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, Croits Batard Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet, Bienvenues Batard Montrachet) the wines of Meursault, Corton-Charlemange, or wine from several other tiny appellations and vineyards scattered […]

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It’s Wine Jim, But Not as We Know It

  Bourbon Barrel Aged Wine   Young Things Whilst ‘Natural’ and ‘Orange’ wines get a lot of press as the biggest new trends to hit the wine market in decades, with their rebellious appeal to a younger generation of wine drinkers; another trend has quietly been taking over wine shelves across the United States and […]

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The Sound of White

  Catalina Sounds winery in Marlborough, New Zealand is the proud owner of one of the most unique and exceptional vineyards in the entire region. The small range of Single Vineyard wines they produce off this site are nothing short of remarkable, for both their sheer quality and their distinctive terroir. The property, which sits […]

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From PSE to the LRC

  From PSE to the LRC Cambodian Cuisine on the World’s Culinary Stage Recent disruption aside, Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant, affluent, exciting and sophisticated cities in the world. From its typhoon shelters and noodle houses to the finest Cantonese and International cuisine in its five star hotels, exclusive restaurants and private […]

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1955, The Old Railroad Vineyard and Other Terroirs

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 right across the region, taking advantage of its differing soils and many terroirs. The Nivolett family own several of the vineyards themselves and tend to others under […]

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To Summit

  Catalina Sounds celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to conquer Everest, a Catalina navigator in the Pacific during WWII and a genuine New Zealand hero.   “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary   This year 2019, New Zealand is celebrating […]

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From Gnadenfrei to Marananga

  Gnadenfrei ‘free by the grace of god’ Marananga ‘by my own two hands’   The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and most celebrated wine regions, enjoying a history as rich and complex as its world-famous wines. In December 1837, British Naval and Army Officer, Surveyor General of the Colony of South Australia, […]

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Yarra Rising

  The Rising Vineyard sits in the Christmas Hills between St. Andrews and Yarra Glen, so named for the emancipated convict David Christmas; who managed to get himself lost in the region during the year 1842. Prior to this landmark event the area was known as the Stringy Bark Forest. The gravel soils here were […]

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Modena Anima

The Po River basin is the food bowl of Italy, in its heart is the region of Emilia Romagna and it is here you will find ‘Il cibo di re e angeli’, (the food of kings and angels). This is a region where the names of its towns and villages have become as internationally famous […]

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Natural History Part 4. ‘Voltaire’s Bastards’ On Reason and Nature

I noted with interest that a special 20th anniversary edition of John Ralston Saul’s jeremiad, ‘Voltaire’s Bastards’ had been released, a book that provoked in me a great deal of thought when I first read it, (ironically) almost twenty years ago. The tome is a sustained, agitated and sometimes aggressive tirade; a rant, an anatomy […]