Jean-François Coche explains...
Seven go mad in Burgundy…

Nigel Greening, proprietor of Felton Road vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand, vinous oracle, indefatigable gourmand and a true Wandering Palate gives… read more

Amit Chavan, Sommelier at Hakkasan Doha at The St. Regis Resort, Doha
The Sommelier’s Palate – Amit Chavan, Hakkasan Doha at The St. Regis Resort, Doha

(Pronounced suh-mal-’yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials… read more

Marcel Giesen at Cafe Zuni - Oysters and Giesen The Fuder Sav Blanc Lres
Long Birthday Lunch at Zuni Cafe San Francisco with Marcel Giesen

The Wandering Palate was in San Francisco recently for a Robert Parker gig and had a wonderful LONG lunch for my birthday… read more

Robert Parker Matter of Taste – San Francisco November 14 at Palace Hotel – Bookings at www.a-matter-of-taste.com


Robert Parker Matter of Taste - Craggy Range Dinner Singapore
Robert Parker Matter of Taste – Craggy Range Dinner Singapore


Ruth Pretty at Match Wine Bar showcasing the wines of Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton

On the opening night of Wellington on a Plate, I headed to the pop-up wine bar, ” Match“, a collaboration of 20… read more

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Game of Rhones – Sydney 21 June – Auckland 4 July Game of Rhones is a combative celebration of the classic grape varieties of the Rhone Valley in France.
Gallipoli dawn service - 2012
For the Fallen – We will remember them

They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch… read more

Ron Laughton (left) and Michel Chapoutier at Jasper Hill Vineyard
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – Jasper Hill & M. Chapoutier Wine Pairing Events – London

Ron & Elva Laughton, JASPER HILL and Michel & Corinne Chapoutier, M. CHAPOUTIER – Two Hemispheres and Personalities Conjoined by an Obsession… read more

New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting

Pinot Noir Tasting @ The Cellar Door Deli & Wine Café Wednesday 17th November is a Public Holiday hung uselessly equidistant from… read more

Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley slopes
The Great Pretender

Many wine lovers consider the 1961 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle Rouge to be one of the great wines; unfortunately it is… read more

Irrewarra all natural handmade granola original - rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, raisins, currants, coconut, honey, canola oil, spice
Crunchy Granola Suit

I’m a recovering lawyer. Been in the game for nearly forty years. There, I’ve come out with it, and I feel a… read more

Clockwise from left:  Liz Eber, Erica Meadows, Pat Dukes, Lauren Eber, Tom Dukes, Allen Meadows, Jackie Dukes, and Chris Meadows
Mr & Mrs Burghound Duck Curry Banquet

The Duck Curry Global Migration journeys to Portland, Oregon, USA with Mr & Mrs Burghound enjoying a Duck Banquet with friends

Salomon winery - clay ferment vessels to be put underground
Sommelier Shalom Chin – Austria Vintage Blog – Day 12

Day Twelve: 07/10/2011 Rain, rain, Go away! The cold has set in and the miserable weather has begun. This is the first… read more

Now that's what you call a fish, Chef Alan at Greenwood Fish Market sizing up the recent catch
A Big Fish Called Halibut

My favourite fishmonger in Singapore, Greenwood Fish Market, just sent me an SMS on the recently arrived catch; a 120lb Halibut, sufficiently… read more

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