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Apr
6

San Francisco Drinking: 20 Spot Wine Bar and Restaurant

20 Spot has won me over. The unassuming Mission canteen is now my favourite wine bar in San Francisco, beating out some stiff competition, but also capitalizing on the diminishing

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Jun
21

Chambolle and the Utmost: The Wines of Ghislaine Barthod

The stereotype for Chambolle is perfume and elegance. Some are of the view that the notion of village style is more a lodestar for producer style than terroir. For example,

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Apr
26

Bonneau du Martray: The Beauty of Method

I recently spent a day in Burgundy at some of the world’s greatest wineries. The Cote d’Or is, of course, a holy grail for any wine lover and visiting the

Yep again.

Apr
18

Tippling in the UK: Sampling London’s Wine Scene

London has one of the best wine scenes of any city in the world, particularly for those who love European wine, though these days some very serious bottles from the

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Apr
12

Lyon: France’s Great Undiscovered City

To many outsiders, France is synonymous with Paris. For wine lovers, France represents the heart and origin of the world’s greatest wines. However, few know much about Lyon, making it

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Morning at Ramos Pinto's Quinta do Bom Retiro

Nov
30

The Shackles of Fame or The Truth About Port

*The content of this article is based on a sponsored trip to Porto and the Douro valley paid for by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto.* Portugal’s most

The Douro River

Oct
27

Inventing The Possible: Considering the Dry Wines of the Douro Valley

*The content of this article is based on a sponsored trip to Porto and the Douro valley paid for by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto.* From a

Jul
13

Five Spectacular Wines on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Occasionally, but preciously, life aligns. Alignment cannot be defined, only felt. It’s a simple, symbiotic relationship with others and the world around us. And its truths speak through silence. Tofino

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Koyasan rock garden

Nov
27

Resurrecting the Seasons: The Poetry of Kaiseki Cuisine

Winter Resurrection is life from the perspective of death. A thought in the mind of Honda, a character in Mishima Yukio’s Spring Snow, set in post-Meiji Japan. We living spend

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Nov
13

Tokyo: Rhizome City

Stepping on the train for his morning commute, Osamu Sato daydreams a field of grass. The thick covering of earth and stone creates a scene of uniformity, pleasant to look

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