Mono No Aware 物の哀れ

mono no aware 物の哀れ Artisan  An Artisan /ˈɑːrtəzn/ (formal), (from French: artisan, Italian: artigiano) is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates material objects, partly or entirely by hand. Artisans practice a craft and may...

New Dawn

New Dawn As we celebrate the passing of time, The changing from a shortening to a lengthening of days, Let us ponder and be grateful, For the small things   For the tiny minutiae, the seemingly unimportant The moments, details, and...

Penfolds ‘Super Blend’ Bin 802A

Penfolds ‘Super Blend’ Bin 802A, Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz, 2018, South Australia  At an exceptional evening of Hikaru’s superb, contemporary Japanese cuisine at the Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh, with the team from Chhivtimex,...

Livers of Gold

La fite “I have discovered the wine of Château Lafite to be a delicious, generous cordial, comparable to the ambrosia of the Gods of Olympus” Maréchal de Richelieu (1755) Throughout the entire world, the name Lafite...

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois “The revolution like Saturn devours its own children” Georg Büchner Saturnalia In Ancient Rome, Saturn was a mythological god, his reign depicted as a golden age of peace and prosperity, as described by Hesiod and...

The Yule Log

The Yule Log The celebration of Yule is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world. The Ancient were hunters, who spent most of their time outdoors and the seasons and weather patterns had...

Pigs of the Gods

 Mahendraparvata: City of the Gods Jayavarman II, -after an elaborate spiritual ceremony, that included rituals performed by Brahman Hiranyadama- rose himself up above the crowd that had gathered atop Mount Kulen, (Phnom Kulen) having just...

Le Moulin Rose

On the Tasting Bench Famille Querre, ‘Le Moulin’ Brut Rose A sparkling wine made in the traditional ‘bottle fermented’ method, from 100% Merlot, in the heart of Pomerol! The Querre Family owns 36 hectares of vineyards...