Australian Wine Maker and wine company founder Peter Lehmann AO has died aged 82, it is hard to imagine any winemaker past, present or future that will ever have such an impact on a wine region or endear himself to grape growers as quite the same way as Peter in his beloved Barossa Valley. Read More >
Homer and Virgil sent Odysseus and Aemeas to her island shores; there they encountered harpies, Cyclops, Laestrygonians, sirens and Aeolia the God of Winds. This is a place where The Gods broker deals with mere mortals and wreak havoc upon anyone who refuses their will. When Dionysius, (Bacchus) was said to have given the first wine to man, it was on the island of Sicily that he chose to bestow his gift. Read More >
Khmer cuisine is one of the world’s oldest living cuisines and one of the most resilient on the planet.
Spices are often exquisite in quality, yet restrained and understated in their use. Regional flavours and dishes prevail: cardamom from the Cardamom Mountains, turmeric from Battambang and of course Pepper from Kampot, these are internationally renowned for their intensity and quality. Saffron is valued for medical qualities as well as flavor and aroma. Tamarind also forms the basis of many sauces and marinades. Read More >
Our Cambodian correspondent, Darren Gall, fights off going troppo in the rainy season with a mix of Tomaso Albinoni Adagio, boyhood memories, cooking like an Italian and a deluge of Piedmonte wine. We think he’s OK now—Darren… “What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin’? Well you’re not! You’re not! You’re no crazier than the average asshole out walkin’ around on the streets (in the rain) and that’s it” One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Read More >
Our Cambodian correspondent, Darren Gall shares his rational on sensory aspects of wine, “I have also learned that, for me, it is impossible to consider the wine in isolation…” encapsulating this publications doctrine, that wine is singularly boring yet compositely “delicious”. Read More >