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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

Thai Salad
Tongue Thai-ed

Somewhat paradoxically, ever since I left Australia for Asia eight years ago, I have been in search of, if not craving, the… read more

The Sommelier’s Palate – Erin Scala, Head Sommelier at Musket Room, New York

What’s your latest wine discovery – new region, variety or style?  “Waitaki Valley! It’s awesome!  This new region in New Zealand has… read more

Neudorf crew toast Tim and Judy’s 30 vintage

Congratulations to Tim and Judy Finn and their team in reaching this significant milestone. Thirty years is a lifetimes work and when… read more

Merry Christmas from the Wandering Palate

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

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

Breakfast at Pretty’s

Sifting through photos I took on my recent trip to New Zealand and visit to Ruth and Paul Pretty’s marvellous property on… read more

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