On being mates and making time to build a thing together
"Beer is made by men, wine by God." Well, not entirely. Wine requires a mighty human effort...
Five mates. Two days. One exquisite valley. Australia's best sparkling wines.
Wine from Bali, Indonesia? Yes, indeed. It defies all logic and inspires respect.
On the pleasures of a chosen solitude, the comforts of an open fire, the joys of wine and the bonds of love.
In praise of the movie 'Sideways' - a film about wine, friendship and life.
On reading, writing and the extraordinary life of Andre L Simon - a man of prodigious energy, appetite and output.
When the urge to contribute is met with acceptance, a transformation occurs. Take, for example, the story of Marsanne...
When a long-neglected grape was given some room of its own and the respect it deserves, the results were outstanding. As in wine, so in life...
Strangers come in many forms - people and wines. The best of them depart as mates.