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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

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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

Just Ducks front cover
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

Our man from Toronto, sufering badly from jetlag and about to be induced with Two Paddocks Riesling
The Wandering Palate Cure for Jet Lag – Two Paddocks Riesling

One of wife’s work colleagues from the Toronto office was in Singapore for a lightening visit and came over to our place… read more

Lenswood Vineyard - Painted by Geoff Weaver
Sauvignon Blanc Saved: Geoff Weaver Wines, Lenswood

There is a Tsunami of Sauvignon Blanc in the Australian marketplace, and an awful lot of what is available gives the grape… read more

Felsina Singapore lunch crew - Giuseppe Mazzocolin, proprietor-winemaker of the legendary Chianti estate, Fattoria Felsina (centre) - from left, Wong Chek Leng (Singapore Airlines Air-Sommelier), Richard Gene AKA Sir Richard (Executive Chef Aman Resorts), Alex Calabro (Sommelier and Propietor of Casa Tartufo) and Chris James (Chianti addict)
Meat, Beer and Tuscan Wine

I wrote this piece for a Singapore magazine although it never made it to print. The editors wanted to change things, even… read more

Sam Weaver loves compost - Photo by Bob Campbell MW - www.bobcampbell.co.nz
A Taste of Churton Terroir – Marlborough, New Zealand

Churton Estate is one of the Wandering Palate’s favourite New Zealand wineries and represents a more holistic, artisan side of Marlborough amongst… read more

Mount Horrocks Cellar Door
Fit for a Queen

New Zealand, French and Australian wines appeared at the table of a recent royal birthday party. Curtis Marsh goes behind the scenes.?… read more

Mike K - Yalumba Viogner bottle
Yalumba Master Class with Louisa Rose

Radisson New World Hotel, 88 Nanjing Road Shanghai Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, sits firmly in the highest echelon of Australian… read more

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