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The Wild Side of Central Otago

First Published on Robert Parker Wine Journal Dec 6 2016 There’s something about venison that brings out the hunger for the wild… read more

South African vineyard uses Indian runner ducks control pests sustainably

  Now this is my kind of sustainable pest control, ducks!! Check out article on Dominion Post online http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/80509549/south-african-vineyard-uses-indian-runner-ducks-control-pests-sustainably

Ipoh Dreaming… on a Chinese New Year’s Day

I have been coming to the town of Ipoh for almost 20 years now and yet it still remains an enigma to… read more

Marlborough Rising – Wellingtons other ‘local’ Wine Region

Reflecting on the brilliant and bountiful Wellington on a Plate festival held recently, I had the opportunity of frequenting the pop-up Match… read more

The Sommelier’s Palate – Christophe Brunet

To launch the ‘Sommelier’s Palate’, the very first to be featured and quintessential sommelier is Christophe Brunet, French born but living in… read more

Chef Luke Mangan drops in to Singapore for lunch

The Wandering Palate shouts celebrity Chef, Luke Mangan lunch at the Adam Park Food Court, total bill S$21. Where do you go… read more

Thai Salad
Tongue Thai-ed

Somewhat paradoxically, ever since I left Australia for Asia eight years ago, I have been in search of, if not craving, the… read more

A Lesson in Short Term Cellaring, and Life

I waste an inordinate amount of time coaching people on wine. Most of it falls on deaf ears, which irritates me. What’s… read more

Great Ocean Ducks – Wandering Ducks!

As regular readers of the Wandering Plate will know, I am obsessed with ducks, thus I am sharing with you a marvellous… read more


Andrew Jefford goes out on a limb (and might even lose one) in defence of Bordeaux

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