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Who’s Laughing Now?

Who’s Laughing Now? Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Today, fourth generation family member, Chester Osborn is making distinctive wines using traditional methods in the vineyard and the winery. Chester has won just about every award and accolade there is to win as a winemaker and deservedly so, […]

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The Chinese Lantern Under a Bushel

The Chinese Lantern Under a Bushel   “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” Chinese Proverb   The Tower The Vattanac Capital Tower rises over Phnom Penh like a dragon’s tail, standing at 187.3 meters, it soars above the city as the country’s tallest and most prestigious address. Completed in 2014, […]

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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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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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Independence Day

    From Lost World to Last Hope   ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’ Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where […]

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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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The Gruen Transfer

  On The Table – Tokyo Café AEON Mall II – Sen Sok City, Phnom Penh I’ve never been big on Mall restaurants, eateries or bars, the whole concept just seems like it’s all faux atmosphere, cooking by numbers and service with a feeding-the-masses kind of vacant smile. It’s not a destination where I go […]

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Faces to the Rain

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 of pain- And those haunting sounds of choking, On our filth and shock, We need […]

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Penh and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – (Updated)

      Tim Belcourt looks the part of an outlaw biker, a long white handlebar moustache gives him the appearance of a grizzled walrus, tattoos cover his forearms, there are lasting scars, on the inside as well as out. A veteran Harley rider who would regularly do a solo run from Singapore to Cambodia, […]