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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

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

Wah Nam Kafe - Ipoh
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

Curtis and Richard
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

Wine Kiwi
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

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The Wandering Palate Book of the Year – Just Duck | The Farm | The Chefs | The Cookbook

Just Duck  The Farm | The Chefs | The Cookbook by Jodi and Greg Clarke (Great Ocean Ducks) Photography: Andy Zakeli www.greatoceanducks.com… read more

Angkor bas relief pig for dinner
Luxuriating with the Gods – Amansara, Angkor

As we walk out of Cambodia’s Siem Reap Airport, having been whisked through customs by the Amansara staff and ushered over to… read more

Chester Osborn d'Arenberg Winemaker, Australia
In the mood for red

South Australian grenache is all you need on a winter’s evening. The only way to better it is to fly to Adelaide… read more

There is an awful lot of whisky in barrel at the distillery. The-barrels-are-now-kept-standing-up-as they are easier to move around than when lying in cradles
STARWARD Australian Malt Whisky

Nothing quite like a wee dram on a cold winter’s night in Melbourne. Starward is a new brand, the latest addition to… read more

Burghound Vosne Romanee vineyard panaroma
Must-Have Wine Book of the Year

‘The Pearl of the Côte – the Great Wines of Vosne-Romanée’ – Allen Meadows of Burghound.com Notwithstanding this touchstone book is the… read more

The Chateau La Lagune, France
Bordeaux En Primeur

Red Bordeaux en primeur 2007, an underappreciated, early drinking, mid-term cellaring vintage for devotees, not investors. En Primeur or wine futures has… read more

Peter Scudamore-Smith - Stories about Italy  France - May 12
One the Wine Route – Tuscany, Piedmonte and Sicily

I am constantly asked for recommendations on wine travel destinations, more so on the specifics to which I would need to become… read more

The Dentelle de Montmirail protects the  Muscat vines here from the Mistral wind
Sommelier Shalom Chin – Rhone Valley Part 4 – Rasteau & Beaumes-de-Venise – King and Queen of Rhône’s Vin Doux Naturels

Part 4 of the Rhône series. My love-affair with both Muscat & Grenache. My first flirtation with both Muscat and Grenache were… read more

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