Planeta La Segreta 2012

Chardonnay pretending to be Sauvignon Blanc, my husband said. He’s no dummy. There’s Chardonnay in it (a little), and it’s very aromatic. The main variety however is Grecanico, which is also known as Garganega, the main variety in Soave. However it’s got an entirely different flavour spectrum when produced in the warm and sunny region…

Doing Doha

Many find themselves in Doha by accident. Up until recently, Doha was a city to travel to only for business, and before they discovered the fields of gas, nobody went at all. But Qatar Airways have taken their rapid and giant leap into the top Airlines of the world, and their expanding network, impending Oneworld alliance…

Le Clos and “En Primeur”

“Bordeaux.” It’s one of those words, isn’t it. I say it, and am immediately taken from the place I’m standing to somewhere ethereal and swathed in red velvet. Even my mouth puckers beautifully when I pronounce it, turning me into the Australian equivilent of Béatrice Dalle (remember, we’re still in my mind here, so give…