Wine Dogs - the original winery dog book Winemakers love dogs. Wherever wine is made, you’re likely to find a good dog stalking the cellar or the vineyard. Wine Dogs has found some beauties from all over the world. Wine Dogs is a celebration of the working (and relaxing) dog in the winery, vineyard and tasting room – created all for the love of dogs and wine. Wine ... read more >
Burghound in Asia Tasting Results Part of the ‘Unrivalled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay’ program, on Friday, April 8th, 108 wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts congregated at the St Regis Hotel, Singapore, for a two hour tasting of Domaine de la Romanee Conti served alongside wines from four other wineries encompassing America, Australia, Austria and New Zealand. There was much conjecture and to a degree, ... read more >
Thai duck curry - breast meat cut in to smaller pieces Wife's Legendary Duck Curry – and toast to Kai Schubert, both his capacity to eat duck and their great pinot noir’s – Schubert Marion’s and Block B Duck curry and pinot noir – about as good as it gets when it comes to a harmonious food and wine pairings.  We have served up this dish to numerous visiting wine and ... read more >
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Winston, Golden Retriever from Coward & Black, Australia Winston is the glamorous Wine Dog at Coward & Black at Providore in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. Visitors to Coward & Black at Providore will find premium wines, delicious meals, local produce and an absolute treasure trove of unique gourmet ingredients. ... read more >
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Antipodean Dinner at Singapore with Sam Neill Francois Labet & Andrew Jefford Well, as the numbness of our body and brain subsides, it is now feasible to reflect on the Burghound in Asia events. There were many highlights, although perhaps the star event of the whole program was the Antipodean Grands Crus, and that is saying something when you take in to account the incredible experiences we had,including the Datai resort, Langkawi Island ... read more >
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Village & Crus Du Beaujolais 2009 Tasting With Franck Duboeuf. Beaujolais Villages 2009 Flower Range 100% Gamay Fresh, juicy-ripe red cherry and raspberry notes, very floral with discernible opulent-sweetness to the bouquet amongst an intriguing spiciness and metallic, flinty-graphite nuance. ... read more >
Escarpment Vineyard Situated just 5 kilometres east of Martinborough village, Escarpment’s 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River. Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on ... read more >
Wine Feng Shui – Biodynamics Wines Universally desired, there is a burgeoning thirst for wine knowledge and enjoyment. There is also a growing appreciation for artisan wines and viticulture using sustainable practices, organic and biodynamic principals. What is Biodynamics? “In essence its traditional agriculture, it’s how it was done before the chemical-age came along, and wine’s been around a lot longer than the chemicals have.”  Michael ... read more >
Nuits Saint Georges Monopole vineyards Patrick Sauze from Lynch / Le Benaton presents fascinating verticals of the Nuits Saint Georges Monopole vineyards “Clos Des Forets Saint Georges” owned by Domaine de l’Arlot. “The vine is a scholar among plants. It records everything. In the middle of a windless January night, it outfaces the cold stars… It is there, recording, for the dewy hour before dawn ... read more >
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Michael Thurner - Austrian Wine Master Class Austrian Wine Expert, Michael Thurner MBA, presents some of the top pinot noir and chardonnay produers that are sweeping the world wine stage. If you think great pinot noir and chardonnay only belongs to the realms of Burgundy, then you obviously have not tried Austrian wines, with pinot noir in particular taking centre stage. There are a lot of pinot ... read more >