Roses at Margaret River Vineyard

Margaret River Wineries You Won’t Want To Miss!

So you’re off to Margaret River, you have 3 or 4 days, there are over a 100 wine producers around, and you’re wondering which to shortlist. Let me just say straight off the bat that if you want the big guns, yes, please go ahead to visit the likes of Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate, Vasse […]

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How to taste wine in Burgundy

Here’s the thing. I was filled with some trepidation around the thought of wine tasting in Burgundy. There is a friend of mine, French and not only extremely knowledgeable about wine, but also IN the wine business. He imports some of the best Burgundy and Bordeaux out there. And yet, there he was, telling me […]

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Driving Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

I love my Burgundy. To me, a fine glass of red Burgundy is akin to silky velvet coating my mouth, imbuing it with tiny red fruit notes, tinged with slight floral perfumes, leading into earth, the very terroir that this wine comes from. Overly dramatic, sure, I hate the verbosity one often encounters with wine […]

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Top 8 Things To Do in Florence

Hubby asked me which was my favourite city in Europe. I said, “It depends”. For a city vibe like none other, I love Barcelona with its Gaudi-esque whimsical architecture and nightly tapas crawls. To escape into a daydream, there is no place like Santorini with its dramatic cliffs and turquoise seas. And anyone who has visited Cappadoccia in Turkey […]

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Merchants @ Joo Chiat – great place for boutique wines

The first time I walked into Merchant’s at Joo Chiat, I was greeted by a super sunny cheerful Aussie bloke who was more than happy to kickstart our Sunday morning with an impromptu wine tasting session. And thanks to him, I suddenly lost my repulsion for Rosé  and discovered how delightfully charming a good Rosé […]