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The Wild Side of Central Otago

First Published on Robert Parker Wine Journal Dec 6 2016 There’s something about venison that brings out the hunger for the wild… read more

South African vineyard uses Indian runner ducks control pests sustainably

  Now this is my kind of sustainable pest control, ducks!! Check out article on Dominion Post online http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/80509549/south-african-vineyard-uses-indian-runner-ducks-control-pests-sustainably

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

Walter Bourke 10th Anniversary Homage – Pinot Noir Producer of the Year – Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2011, Central Otago, New Zealand

Walter Bourke: September 15, 1945 – September 19, 2003 I first met Walter Bourke in 1986, at his legendary Melbourne restaurant, Maria… read more

The Sommelier’s Palate – Jacqueline Lewis, Sommelier at Mr Wong, Sydney

“My favorite restaurant would have to be Cicciolina in Melbourne. It is 20 years old, staff stay there forever and the menu… read more

Must-Have Wines of the Lunar Year
Must Have Wines of the Lunar Drinking Year 2009

These wines are the standouts of the 2009 lunar drinking year. Why the lunar year? Notwithstanding I reside in Asia, the nucleus… read more

Art de Vivre – The Gerard Bertrand dinner, Le Royal Meridien

Our Shanghai correspondent, Mick Knuppel, warms to the “art of life” and the wines from the South of France at the Gerard… read more

Our 100th The Sommelier’s Palate – Isabelle Brunet, Sommelier & Wine-Buyer at Monvinic, Barcelona

Sommelier Isabelle Brunet is our 100th Sommelier’s Palate interview, which is most fitting as she is the sister of Christophe Brunet, the… read more

Shalom Chin – Provence blog Part 1 – La Vie en Rosé

Thoughts about Rosé. An introduction to Provence. Part 1 of the series. The south of France holds many surprises. Firstly, I must… read more

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