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It has been said that to understand wine one must kiss a lot of frogs; that is, taste a lot...
Several months ago, I was tasting wine in a Melbourne restaurant when my thoughts turned to that of our national...
What of the tasting note? Every wine writer will contemplate the question at some stage in her career. If not...
It’s the lucky ones who find a message in the bottle. In his essay On Wine and Hashish, Charles Baudelaire...
I was sitting at an old wooden bar at one of Wellington’s finest restaurants when I noticed the counter had...
If you’re going to contemplate beauty in wine, you might as well do it in an art gallery. Well, that...
In the old days, it used to take a bottle of wine and free karaoke for people to let you...
The other night, I was enjoying a moment of heightened pleasure resulting from that exquisite mix of company, conversation, conviviality...
‘Stop comparing yourself to others’ is advice we are given early on in life and, depending how well we heed...
It is hard to think of wine and not think of Europe and its influence on wine and the people...
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