I have the dreaded flu. Actually, this is my second dose of it this month! Having just recovered from a mild bout, this one is lingering for over a week now, since a trip to Hong Kong, where I suspect a friend unintentionally passed on the said infliction. As flu’s go, I have had worse, although we males tend to be pathetic patients, and frankly – I’m dying. Read More >
Teaming up with Hermitage Wines and Michael Thurner, Austrian Fine Brands, the Wandering Palate brings you a most civilised Friday lunch with the man who arguably makes some of the best pinot noir on the planet, Gerhard Markowitsch from Austria http://www.markowitsch.at .
When leading American wine writer, author and philosophical commentator, Matt Kramer, visited Singapore last year the first thing he asked me was to bring him up to speed on the dynamics of the market and given his time constraints, he would like to meet the one person who is influencing the market here most, “The gatekeeper to the evolution of wines styles and trends, the evangelist of the wine culture, the inspirer of thirst.” Read More >
I have been wanting to dine at Rick Stein’s ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow, Cornwall for years and having finally satisfied this longstanding curiosity, I have been vacillating on this review for months now, having certain reservations when it comes to appraising those who are exceedingly successful and cooking celebrities enjoying immense commercial success.
My approach to wine is I believe, much the same as most of us who actually drink the stuff and that is to be largely influenced by the mood or the food and level of thirst. Instinctively I consult my onboard computer first, listening to my emotions and as I am habitually obsessed with food it is normally the dictator of what wine I would like to drink. Read More >
Part 4 of the Rhône series. My love-affair with both Muscat & Grenache.
My first flirtation with both Muscat and Grenache were both Australians. Over the years, my relationship with Grenache has been steady. I have fond memories drinking heady Grenache made from 100 year-old vines planted in the Barossa Valley. While travelling in France, I encountered both Banyuls and Rasteau. Read More >
It’s getting close to 6pm, and you should be thinking about leaving the office and getting ready for Valentine’s dinner.
Chaps, if you haven’t secured that restaurant booking by now, you are in deep shit; more shit than a Weeribee duck, or as a mate of mine says, “It’s like being in a shit shower and some bastards got the tap on full! Read More >