Archive for January, 2013

Wine O'Clock

Lamblin Chablis Fourchaumes 2010

Lamblin Chablis Fourchaumes 2010

This Chablis is from a lovely vintage and a very well rated premier cru. Fourchaumes is one of the better crus to start with after trying a few village Chablis – it doesn’t break the bank, drinks fairly well early, and usually shows that extra depth of minerality that you […]

January 28, 2013 ×

Wine O'Clock

Cattier Premier Cru Brut Rose NV

Cattier Premier Cru Brut Rose NV

One of the least expensive rose champagnes on a Dubai shelf. And dirham wise, for a pink champers it does well. Strawberries and cream style up front, bursting with flavour, then tapering (possibly a little to quickly) to some toast and molasses development. Finish a little short, but its  nice […]

January 25, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Where’s your slice of South West Sri Lanka? Part 1

Where’s your slice of South West Sri Lanka? Part 1

I’ve been to Sri Lanka a few times now. It’s one of the only countries I find I can never get enough of (along with France and New Zealand). There’s always something I didn’t get to see, or didn’t have time to do, a dish I couldn’t find in a […]

January 24, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Eating up Dubai

High Tea lowdown – The Burj al Arab

High Tea lowdown – The Burj al Arab

Everybody who has ever heard of Dubai knows of the Burj al Arab. It’s like kangaroos to Australia, the queen to England and drunken tourists to Bali. They are two things that go together, and let no man put asunder. And, as I am Australian, and therefore used to people […]

January 15, 2013 ×

Culinary Travel

My 10 top meals out for 2012

My 10 top meals out for 2012

Well, considering the world was supposed to end with the year, I dined my little heart out in twenty twelve. I’m a suspicious person, and although I didn’t believe that a race that could not predict their own decline could accurately pinpoint the apocalypse centuries and centuries in the future, […]

January 1, 2013 ×