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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

The Avoca Hotel – a grand old gold rush hotel in central Victoria, serving fine food and local wines

As you travel about country Victoria, in every small town the best buildings are the Banks, the Churches, and of course the… read more

‘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

Wandering Palate Website Crash due to Traffic Overload!

Greetings and my apologies if you had difficulties when visiting the Wandering Palate website the other day; my webserver has now fixed… read more

The Sommelier’s Palate – Chris McPherson, An Australian Sommelier in New York

“I was back home in Melbourne, Australia recently and dined at Cumulus Up which is the wine bar above Cumulus restaurant. Unpretentious… read more

Sweet, but not just, Dessert Wine

The noble sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac in Bordeaux, France are not only underappreciated for their extraordinary complexity but are also… read more

Sommelier, Shalom Chin – vintage blog from Salomon winery, Krems, Austria – Day 5

Day 5 30/10/2011 The Zweigelt juice tasted so juicy and the flavours were rimeniscent of raspberry. In Austria and Switzerland, I was… read more

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