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Exploring New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

0.0 00 Look for a definition of a premium New World wine region and New Zealand will be your answer. Viticulture there dates back to 1836, when Scottish-born oenologist (and father of Australian Wine) James Busby started planting vines on his estate in Waitangi, but it was in the early 1970s that Brancott Estate (then […]

A Brief History of Rum

0.0 00 “But why’s the rum gone?” – Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Carribean Pirate references aside, rum is awesome. Here’s why. Rum was a favourite tipple of reknowned imbiber Ernest Hemingway, who enjoyed many a Mojito and Daiquiri. He even lent his name to the Hemingway Daiquiri, and once quipped, “My Mojito in […]