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I hadn’t expected we’d discuss gender issues during the Burgundy masterclass at the exclusive Len Evans Tutorial in the Hunter...
In his gentle 1946 essay Moon Under Water, George Orwell describes the merits of his favourite London public house. Qualities...
Of the galaxy of reasons to love wine, it’s the quarrel I enjoy the most. Wine’s capacity to engage with...
“It is a beautiful thing to be able to transmit the landscape in our wines,” said our host as she...
In her 1930 essay Street Haunting, A London Adventure, Virginia Woolf used her search for a lead pencil as an...
What wine to pair with people? While tomes have been written on pairing wine with every intellectual and sensory accompaniment...
As a tool for describing wine, anthropomorphism or its gentler cousin personification are low in the serious wine critic’s armoury....

Spring Fever

05 October 2015 | by
Flying from Europe’s approaching autumn into Australia’s blossoming spring, I was reminded what a well-coordinated spectacular the changing of the...

Buon Viaggio

15 August 2015 | by
The challenge of packing for another land is that you pack things you’ve acquired for who you are at home....
For something that exudes simplicity, the cheeky glass of wine is a deceptively complex drink. I can’t remember the number...
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