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A tale of two tastings: Wine in Bordeaux and Sydney

I’ve been very fortunate to live in or near two of the world’s great wine-producing areas: the Bordeaux region of France, and the Hunter Valley region of Australia. It fascinates me that these two places are polar opposites when it … Continue reading

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My life as an au pair. Chapter 3: In which I reflect on what I learned

To recap the story so far: In my youth, I spent far too many months in a situation straight out of Dickens (only with much better food and slightly better hygiene.) My experience as an au pair in France was … Continue reading

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