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Marsh Mellow – by George Grainger Aldridge

The Wandering Palate is delighted to share this brilliant caricature of ‘Marsh Mellow” drawn by the hugely talented and humorous cartoonist and… 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

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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

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10th Annual “Crab” (Lobster) Dinner

  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 | 6PM If you are a foodie following the news, you will not be surprised that California Dungeness… read more

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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

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Richard the Great…Mate

Had lunch today at Nikau Cafe Wellington with my good buddy Richard Genn, legendary chef ex-Aman resorts and one of the best… read more

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Two Paddocks Pop-Up Cellar Door January 2016 – Felton Road Bannockburn Middle Earth

The Wandering Palate caught up with the Prop in Queenstown and enjoyed a sneak preview of the first Two Paddocks ‘Proprietors Reserve’… read more

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Give the Ultimate Holiday Gift: Tickets to Robert Parker Wine Advocate Matter of Taste New York City

Matter of Taste comes to New York City on February 20th, 2016. A wine lover’s dream, as well as the best way… read more

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Circa Theatre – Written by: Dylan Thomas Directed by: dramatised & presented by Ray Henwood

The Wandering Palate attended the opening night of Ray Henwood’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and have to say it was a… read more

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The Wine Whisperer – “Pinot Noir Does Not Fight Back”

“Does anyone not drink wine” I asked in my opening address to a table of ten ladies that I was about to… read more

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Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers Awards

The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers was formed in 1996 as a marketing and representative voice for the small wine producer in the… read more

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Shanghai – A day in the…no, an hour in the life of a local

Our resident China correspondent, Mike Knuppel, goes local wetmarket style in Shanghai and realizes the communion is, above all, about food.

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The Wandering Palate Cookbook of the Year – More than French – Philippe Mouchel with Rita Erlich forward by Paul

In the world of cookbooks, or perhaps it should be universe with new galaxy’s being discovered every day, how does one arrive… read more

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Sommelier Shalom Chin shares his Thoughts on Piedmont Nebbiolo

In concluding my tour of Piedmont, it is only fitting to finish up with a grape with small plantings here but it… read more

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The Perfect Match – Thai Beef Salad

Who said white wine doesn’t go with beef! Thai beef salad using Wagyu Rump – paired with Margaret River 2008 Mount Horrocks… read more

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