Thomas Heitz
The Sommelier’s Palate – Thomas Heitz Chef and Sommelier at Port Restaurant, Frenchman’s Bay, Canada

(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

Oliver Brandenburg, Sommelier at London Mandarin Oriental, Bar Boulud
The Sommelier’s Palate – Oliver Brandenburg, Sommelier at London Mandarin Oriental, Bar Boulud

 Sager & Wilde in Hackney as it’s in my neighbourhood. Staff is friendly and place is relaxed with a good crowd and… read more

David Thompson - Nahm
Nahm Takes Top Honours at S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Nahm in Bangkok has secured the No.1 spot at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 awards in Singapore, earning the title of… read more

Prosecco Grapes
Prosecco – What’s in a name?

I started writing this piece in December last year, and have only just come back to it, at the end of April… read more

Great Escape
Free free, set them free… Free free, set them free

Yes the rumour is true, the Wandering Palate has escaped Singapore, having moved back to my old home town of Wellington, New… read more

One of the pools at The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
‘Oh Viva Da Nang, Dan Nang me, Da Nang me, went out to get a rope and hang me…’

Gooood Morning Vi-et naaaaaam! The Wandering Palate arrived in Da Nang yesterday afternoon, an easy 2 ½ hour flight from Singapore. Well,… read more

Jacques. smelling the roses
Obituary – Jacques HERAUDEAU 13.12.1943 – 23.2.2014 Chef-Owner of La Madrague

I was deeply saddened by the news that Chef Jacques Heraudeau passed away, Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, losing a two year battle… read more

Colin Field and Agostino Perrone

Top mixologists Colin Field and Agostino Perrone join forces to create cocktail magic


The inaugural Sydney Burgundy Celebration, on March 25to March 27, will bring the very best of Burgundian wines and producers to the… read more

Austrian Wine Experience at 19 top restaurants around Singapore
In 1979, Peter Lehmann founded the winery based on his bravery, loyalty and commitment to Barossa and his desire to ‘do the right thing’ by protecting his mates - the independent grape growers of the Barossa.
Obituary: Peter Lehman, The Baron of the Barossa

Australian Wine Maker and wine company founder Peter Lehmann AO has died aged 82, it is hard to imagine any winemaker past,… read more

Bell Hill - Sherwyn Veldhuizen, Marcel Giesen and Jamie Case (my travel buddy throughout NZ trip)
You can ring my Bell Hill

Continuing my account of Pinot Noir New Zealand Celebration 2013 held in Wellington in February and my travels around New Zealand’s vineyard… read more

Steven Spurriers 70th celebration at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck
Steven Spurrier 70th Birthday Bash – Singapore

Steven Spurrier was in town this week for ongoing Singapore Airlines wine selection tastings (he’s been doing it for 22 years!), along… read more

Coriander Leaf www.corianderleaf.com
Aromatic Wine Dinner at Coriander Leaf, Singapore – 22 Aug

The sense of taste cannot exist with the sense of smell. In this dinner, we present to you an array of aromatic… read more

Limestone Wines logo
Sugarloaf Ridge Wine Dinner

Sugarloaf Ridge vineyard is a family owned vineyard begun in 1998 by Dr Simon Stanley. Simon’s daughter and her husband, Julian and… read more

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