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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

The Golfer’s Palate – Ian (duck hook) Curley

There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the… read more

Christmas turkey paired with Pinot Gris
The Wine for the Christmas Turkey

Conventional wisdom would point to chardonnay as a logical choice, ideally with some bottle age. Roast turkey certainly calls for a white… read more

Life & Style Magazine, Malaysia
Life & Style Magazine: Personality of the Week

Curtis Marsh featured as “Personality of the Week” on Life & Style Magazine. Curtis Marsh is one of the most assiduous and… read more

Top Gun Sommelier – Lean Mean Service Machine – The Wandering Palate Circa 1988

The Wandering Palate Circa 1988 at Jacques Reymond’s restaurant, Melbourne, Sommelier that evening for the Single Bottle Club Dinner and James Halliday’s… read more

Beer Before Wine is Fine

When I left Australia in 2004, Victoria Bitter (VB) was the most popular beer, and Crown Lager is what we drank when… read more

The Wandering Palate’s Groovy Cheese Board and Knives – A Great Christmas Gift Idea

It has become a longstanding tradition that our good friends from Hong Kong, John and Sandra, join us for Christmas Day lunch;… read more

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