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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

Our Sommelier of the Year Asia visits Schubert winery in Martinborough and takes in some beach life at Tora, Palliser Bay

Our Sommelier of the Year Asia, Khun Cha, spends a few days with Kai Schubert in Martinborough and takes in a day… read more

Polystyrene for Breakfast anyone!

The Wandering Palate Friday morning ritual, breakfast at my favourite Prata stall, Mohd Faisal Eating Stall – Ghim Moh Market stall 01-61,… read more

Nicolas Olivry refutes “A meal with wine could only be breakfast…” with a Monteverro Chardonnay 09, Tuscany

Nicolas Olivry joined me for breakfast this morning. He thought we should try pairing chardonnay with fried eggs and pork sausages… as… read more

Wine Ratings
Wine Ratings: Catering to the Herd Mentality or A Necessary Evil?

The clinical and somewhat erroneous methods of scoring or rating wine does not take into account the human factor… read more

Ascending Mount Edward

We all have our mountains to climb—in life—some tougher than others. New Zealanders seem to be good at tackling the most difficult… read more

The Sommelier’s Palate – Ollie Yan Qiu Wang, Sommelier at The Smith Restaurant & Bar, Melbourne, Australia

(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

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