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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

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

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

Restaurant review: Highfield TerraVin Vineyard Restaurant

The view, the hospitality and the food – TerraVin Vineyard Restaurant is one not to be missed, writes Toni Gillan. Immediately over… read more

Misha’s Vineyard Unveils New Central Otago Tasting Room

Misha’s Vineyard has opened a Tasting Room in Cromwell – the heart of the Central Otago wine region. The ideal location overlooking… read more

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

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

Wino Kiwis? Fundraising for Otago Kiwi Recovery Trust

Wanaka winos taking part in the Wanaka Challenge & raising funds for fantastic New Zealand conservation project Otago Kiwi Recovery Trust

Sommelier, Shalom Chin – vintage blog from Salomon winery, Krems, Austria – Day 5

Day 5 30/10/2011 The Zweigelt juice tasted so juicy and the flavours were rimeniscent of raspberry. In Austria and Switzerland, I was… read more

Legendary Australian Winemaker Trevor Mast

Trevor is an official legend of Australian wine, but what many remember most is his generosity in every sense of the word. This is an opportunity to repay him and… read more

Shaw & Smith winery, Australia
Shaw & Smith

The Quintessential Modern Artisanal Australian Winery The Adelaide Hills vigneron Shaw & Smith celebrate their 20th vintage this year, a significant milestone… read more

Best Wines of the Lunar Drinking Year – Year of the White Rabbit 2011

The Year of the Dragon begins at 6.24pm, February 4th 2012: To which the Wandering Palate draws a line in the cellar/tasting-notebook… read more

Sorry, wrong number

The wine rating system is flawed, because it doesn’t take into account the human factor. The growing cast of wine consumers obsessed… read more

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

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