IAN MOR­DEN

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Fashionable Life -

THE SURF LODGE RESTAU­RANT, MON­TAUK How his wine jour­ney be­gan ... Grow­ing up in South Africa, my fa­ther had a restau­rant. My sib­lings and I used to go there when we were chil­dren and be ex­posed to new flavours. He would also take us to the mar­ket and al­low us

the oc­ca­sional small tastes of wine. Why he loves what he does ... The wine in­dus­try is es­sen­tially all about the senses, es­pe­cially taste and smell. Since I first joined the in­dus­try five years ago, I re­alised that this is an en­deav­our that I al­ways want to be a part of. I love the idea of mak­ing some­thing out of na­ture and then tak­ing the out­come to var­i­ous parts of the world. There’s so much ex­cite­ment in that.

How to max­imise a sip ... The taste of wine de­pends on who you’re drink­ing

with and the situation you’re in – food-cen­tred gath­er­ings in the com­pany of good con­ver­sa­tions. So, my sug­ges­tion to you: Sauvi­gnon Blanc in the hot sun, on a boat, in the Marl­bor­ough Sounds. If his favourite wine were trans­lated into fash­ion ... The movie Dior and I by Raf Si­mons! The ro­man­tic notes of Pinot Noir would re­flect its clas­si­cism. The best Cloudy Bay choice to

woo a woman ... I’ve never gone wrong with a glass of

Sauvi­gnon Blanc.

The charm­ing rus­tic set­ting of The Surf Lodge

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Ian Mor­den

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