Bring out your dead
Paul Jaboulet La Chapelle vineyard

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 >

The Wandering Palate and Friends – Gerhard Markowitsch, Austria’s star Pinot Noir Producer and a feast of Peking Duck!
Gerhard Markowitsch - a sense of balance

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 .

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Wine Evangelist
Henry Hariyono and Matt Kramer outside the front of Artisan Cellars

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 >

The Wandering Palate Cookbook of the Year – More than French – Philippe Mouchel with Rita Erlich forward by Paul
More than French - Philippe Mouchel with Rita Erlich

In the world of cookbooks, or perhaps it should be universe with new galaxy’s being discovered every day, how does one arrive at the ‘Cookbook of the Year’?

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The Big Fish – Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant
Rick Stein - Whole Dover Sole meunière with noisette butter

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.

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Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – Marlborough, New Zealand
2011 Mahi Sauvignon Blanc

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 >

Sommelier Shalom Chin – Rhone Valley Part 4 – Rasteau & Beaumes-de-Venise – King and Queen of Rhône’s Vin Doux Naturels
The Dentelle de Montmirail protects the  Muscat vines here from the Mistral wind

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 >

Riesling is good for your health and marriage

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 >

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Dear Wine Valentine
Wine Valentine - Illustration by George Grainger-Alderidge

The Wandering Palate Cambodian Correspondent, Darren Gall, rises above drowning in his sorrows on Valentine’s Day to share his wisdom on wine and love and falling out of love, being well versed in aspects. Read More >

Austrian Wine Festival 2012 – Singapore – Tement Wine Dinner
Austrian Wine Festival 2012 Singapore

The dynamic and inexhaustible Austrian wine marketer, Michael Thurner, of Austria Fine Brands, is on the campaign trail in Singapore again and back by popular demand, the Austrian Wine Festival 2012.

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