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The Wild Side of Central Otago

First Published on Robert Parker Wine Journal Dec 6 2016 There’s something about venison that brings out the hunger for the wild… read more

South African vineyard uses Indian runner ducks control pests sustainably

  Now this is my kind of sustainable pest control, ducks!! Check out article on Dominion Post online http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/80509549/south-african-vineyard-uses-indian-runner-ducks-control-pests-sustainably

Ipoh Dreaming… on a Chinese New Year’s Day

I have been coming to the town of Ipoh for almost 20 years now and yet it still remains an enigma to… read more

Marlborough Rising – Wellingtons other ‘local’ Wine Region

Reflecting on the brilliant and bountiful Wellington on a Plate festival held recently, I had the opportunity of frequenting the pop-up Match… read more

The Avoca Hotel – a grand old gold rush hotel in central Victoria, serving fine food and local wines

As you travel about country Victoria, in every small town the best buildings are the Banks, the Churches, and of course the… read more

How The Mighty Fall

They say “Revenge is a dish best served cold”.

Shalom Chin Burgundy Blog – Part 5

08/11/2011 PART 5 of the Burgundy Series A more in-depth look about how the Burgundians care for their land and some extreme… read more

Meat, Beer and Tuscan Wine

I wrote this piece for a Singapore magazine although it never made it to print. The editors wanted to change things, even… read more

Sustainable Seafood – Australian Marine Conservation

The Australian Marine Conservation Society www.marineconservation.org.au a non-profit organisation protecting Australia’s oceans since 1965 has just launched an Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide… read more

People visiting Ata Rangi vineyard, New Zealand
Attack of the Clones

Vine cuttings can be matched to various soils and regional characteristics of other countries, enhancing the complexity and finish of a wine…. read more

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