Thomas Heitz
Thomas Heitz Chef & Sommelier at Port Restaurant, Frenchman’s Bay, Canada

(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

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

House of Rosevelt
The House of Roosevelt, Shanghai: Wednesday Wine Nights

If you are in Shanghai on any Wednesday, as a tourist, on a work trip or as a local, The House of… read more

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

GoR_poster_5cities FINAL
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

Angkor bas relief pig for dinner
Happy New Year from the Wandering Palate

Inspiration for 2015 comes from John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America  “I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten… read more

Pohutakawa (Small)
Merry Christmas from the Wandering Palate – Coming Home

It’s the Pōhutukawa tree that does it for me… our very own Christmas Tree Where else on the planet would there be… read more

One of the pools at The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
‘Oh Viva Da Nang, Dan Nang me, Da Nang me, went out to get a rope and hang me…’

Gooood Morning Vi-et naaaaaam! The Wandering Palate arrived in Da Nang yesterday afternoon, an easy 2 ½ hour flight from Singapore. Well,… read more

The canes of the goblet are so straight that disease is hardly an issue
Singapore Sommelier Shalom Chin Provence Blog Part 2 – A Day in Bandol

Part 2 of the Provence wine series Provence is a land with 300 days of sun, little rain, low humidity and a… read more

D.Byrne Finewines
Favourite Wine Shop

The Wandering Palate’s UK correspondent, Alistair Scott considers the gratifyingly tangible aspects of a good old fashion,, family-run local wine merchant. So,… read more

The Graduate - Her Majesty's Theatre
THE GRADUATE – Exclusive Season at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne – Jerry Hall stars as the legendary seductress, the sexy sultry Mrs Robinson

Adapted from Charles Webb’s novel and the Oscar winning film, The Graduate is at once a moving coming of age story and a terrifically… read more

Sugarloaf Ridge vineyard view
Sugarloaf Ridge 2007 releases absolute blinders!

Originally intended to be part of my larger project “Australia Benchmark Chardonnay Producers” I am sure readers will not mind if I… read more

Preserving open wine
A Watershed Development for the Wine Consumer & Wine World

Throughout 6500 years of winemaking evolution, the constant issue of keeping wine from deteriorating and bacterial spoilage has been a conundrum. Ironically… read more

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