The Pope’s Vineyard

March 26, 2014

This article first appeared in Gourmet Traveller Wine‘s October/November 2013 issue. Read it here in its full form: As our van lugs its way up winding hills to the town of Portacomaro, I see it. A giant banner splashed across a retaining wall near the town’s entrance reads, “Portacomaro Saluta Papa Francesco, uno di Noi” […]

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Lunar Tunes: the wonders of Santorini

March 26, 2014

This article first appeared in the January/February issue of Imbibe Magazine UK. Read it here in its uncut form: Few regions in the wine world manage to make the style of wine you actually want to drink while visiting that region. Cool climate regions produce wines perfect for sipping in hot climates. Hot climates…well, you […]

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Rootstock Sydney 2014: thoughts

February 25, 2014

When something works well the first time, repeating it isn’t an easy feat. The follow up album after a band’s massively successful first release all too often fails to excite the way the first one did. Film sequels often seem to lose the magic of their precursors. But when it came to Rootstock Sydney, which […]

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The Crush Podcast Episode 63: The Jolly Holiday Special

December 20, 2013

The Crush Podcast is back with a holiday special! My trusty cohost Whitney and I are talking holiday parties, cocktails, wine wish lists, and our boozy resolutions. Plus, our pal Carmen is splashing out for the holidays in one of the priciest and most well-loved wine regions around. Finally, we chat with one of New […]

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