FACES TO THE RAIN
Where are the poets in a world gone mad,
The sonnets, stanzas and quatrains?
Words are sharpest from the edge,
Where is the caesura and refrain-
In our desperation and despair?
Aught but screams and cries...
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...
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 –2008) was a Japanese farmer and philosopher, he was a trained microbiologist and agricultural scientist and after completing his education he...
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...
“In vino veritas, (in wine, truth)”
― Pliny the Elder
As we approached the end of the second millennium, huge growth in wine production in some countries saw a sort of industrialization of grape growing,...
“Nothing great in the world was accomplished without passion.”
― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Consumer preferences in wine are a bit like hem-lines in the fashion industry, just as sure as they will rise, they...
A list of the requirements to live a happy life:
Bread & Cheese
(#Note: Epicurus was an avowed teetotal, the author here has substituted wine for water)
The Ancient Greek philosopher and founder...