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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

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

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

Restaurant review: Highfield TerraVin Vineyard Restaurant

The view, the hospitality and the food – TerraVin Vineyard Restaurant is one not to be missed, writes Toni Gillan. Immediately over… read more

Misha’s Vineyard Unveils New Central Otago Tasting Room

Misha’s Vineyard has opened a Tasting Room in Cromwell – the heart of the Central Otago wine region. The ideal location overlooking… read more

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

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

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

Escarpment Vineyard – Martinborough, New Zealand

Situated just 5 kilometres east of Martinborough village, Escarpment’s 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks… read more

Sommelier Shalom Chin Austria Vintage Blog – Day 11

Day Eleven: Dry Ice Wonderland 06/10/2011 It was a very busy day. Early in the morning, a tanker filled with grape must… read more

Caroline Frey, oenologist and winemaker at Chateau La Lagune
Bordeaux or bust

The 2005 vintage is being hailed as among best of the past century but there is always plenty of spin involved. Wine… read more

Livio Felluga: Terra e Vini , Friuli Land and Wine

Our Wandering Palate Shanghai correspondent, Michael Knuppel, is ‘wandering’ the hills of sunny hills of Friuli, soaking up the wine and culture… read more

About as good as it gets – Felton Road Chardonnay and Slipper Lobsters

A Saturday night at home and thinking about what to cook… with a bottle of Felton Road Chardonnay 2008 that has already… read more

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

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