Will Travel For Wine



September 2014

Hawker Heaven

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Hawker Paradise

We came across many warnings in the process of planning our month-long trip to Malaysia, involving the avoidance of tap water and traveling on public holidays (confirmed as of yesterday, Malaysia Independence Day). Another I read was to avoid dodgy hawker food along the street. While Josh and I both have a common interest in […]



August 2014



August 2014

The Basics of Umami

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Get Fresh SD

[Featured Image: Get FreshSD] It would happen without warning. I would be happily sipping a beautiful red wine with an enthusiastic winemaker or coworker, agreeing with all of their descriptions of the wine, when they would say it; “Umami”. I would pause my nodding in confusion. Umami? Did this wine remind them of some sort […]



August 2014

BK To the Rescue

Written by , Posted in Australia, Natural Wine, South Australia, Wine, Wine Tasting


[Featured Photo: BK Wines] Who said that all Australian Syrahs are high alcohol fruit monsters? Wandering through the local bottle shop in the middle of nowhere, Queensland (Maleny for those armed with a sense of Australian geography… or Google), I came across BK Wine’s 2013 Syrah Nouveau. Another name in Vine St. Import’s epic arsenal […]



August 2014

Understanding Sherry with Pepe

Written by , Posted in Education, Other Libations, Wine, WSET


Until the WSET course I took recently, I never gave much thought to Sherry. Well, outside of regarding it as Frasier’s high-class beverage of choice. I’m generally not a huge fan, and I think I will always prefer swirling a big glass of Pinot Noir over quaffing a tiny glass of Sherry – that pesky […]

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