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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

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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

Gallipoli dawn service - 2012
For the Fallen – We will remember them

They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch… read more

Angkor bas relief pig for dinner
Happy New Year from the Wandering Palate

Inspiration for 2015 comes from John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America  “I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten… read more

South Melbourne Market Fishmonger
The Great Australian Shutdown

Domiciled for Christmas festivities, no sooner had the turkey digested The Wandering Palate was in peripatetic mode, Melbourne bound and yearning for… read more

Pfaffenberg vineyard, Austria
Mountain Fresh

An Austrian wine is poised to leap to a wider acceptance. If you are looking for the best value for money in white… read more

Shalom Burgundy Blog - Horse ploughing the vines
Shalom Chin Burgundy Blog – Part 5

08/11/2011 PART 5 of the Burgundy Series A more in-depth look about how the Burgundians care for their land and some extreme… read more

The Cote Chalonnaise on a beautiful day
Sommelier Shalom Chin – Part 8 – Closing the Chapter on Burgundy

Our intrepid Singapore Sommelier, Shalom Chin, travels in Burgundy is coming to the end and he shares his thoughts and summary on… read more

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Wine is a Perishable Product

When buying wine in Asia, the first question you should be asking your merchant is: How do you transport and store your… read more

Budburst in Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Vineyard www.mounthorrocks.com
What a difference a Bud makes – Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut

I received this definitive photo from Stephanie Toole at Mount Horrocks taken this week in the Cordon Cut Vineyard with the message… read more

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