Spitfire Beer Campaign The Wandering Palate does partake in the occasional beer however not that partial to commercial bilge water that adorns the supermarket shelves and liquor barns. Like wine (grapes), good beer (Ale) starts with good ingredients (hops, malt, yeast, water). Wine is of course all about a ‘sense of place’ and that all-encompassing aspect the French taught us - ‘terroir’ - ... read more >
Our small wine group got together the other night for a horizontal of sweet wines from the 2002 vintage, primarily from Sauternes and Barsac, along with a couple of Australian stickies, two Tokaj and one German Beereenauslese. It was actually put together by Jeremy, our sole vigneron amongst the group, who as it happens has an incurable fetish for Chateau ... read more >
I’m in nirvana, “a place or state characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world”.  Actually I’m at the Datai resort, Langkawi Island, 30 kilometers off the coast in the northern part of the Peninsular Malaysia where the Straits of Malacca meet the Indian Ocean. We are at the beach club, nestled amongst the jungle ... read more >
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Sam Neill with fellow wine experts Curtis Marsh, Josh Jensen and Kai Schubert. “Last night was a bit of a revelation for me,” he confesses, “I always assumed that when you come to somewhere like this you drink some pink things with an umbrella in them. Or beer.” And his colourful, dinosaur bedecked shirt does betray this misconception. Best known for his starring roles in Dead Calm, The Piano and of course Jurassic ... read more >
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The Standard Newspaper, Hong Kong The Standard is the first free English daily newspaper in Hong Kong. The popular daily publication has an audited circulation of 222,413 copies a day. It has evolved into a powerful, influential medium in Hong Kong with a diverse audience and a broad reach since becoming a free newspaper in September 2007. The paper is distributed Monday through Friday throughout ... read more >