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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

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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

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

Paradise IV frost on vines
Paradise IV – Geelong, Australia – 2012 Releases

Paradise IV is a small, five acre vineyard planted to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon (with small plantings of other varieties) established… read more

A view from Barolo on a clear day
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

Beaujolais 2009 - The Vintage of a Lifetime
Vintage of a Lifetime 2009 – Les Vins Georges Duboeuf

Any good wine reflects the weather, which is the work of nature, and it was especially beneficial in 2009, here in the… read more

The is no better vineyard lunch table than sitting down with the crew at Felton Road and Nigel Greening knocking up one of his fantastic goat curries and fresh vegetables striaght out of the Felton Road vineyard garden - and of course a glass of pinot noir
The Perfect Match – Nigel Greenings favourite Goat Curry recipes and Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir

Nigel Greening’s infatuation with his vineyards African mountain goat herd goes well beyond keeping the properties weeds and briar under control (negating… read more

Singapore Pepper Crab
Unconventional wisdom? Spicy crab and red wine

Reuters Life! – When it comes to enjoying wine with bold Asian cuisines there really are no rules – and certainly no… read more

Alex Gambal, Burgundy Vigneron
Burgundy Harvest Report 2013 by Alex Gambal, Vigneron

Our man in Burgundy, Alex Gambal, a vigneron of the English tongue, shares with us his 2013 vintage report giving us a… read more

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