The endless rows of Docletto vines Our intrepid Singapore Sommelier, Shalom Chin, treks through the hills of Dogliani in Piedmont and discovers some serious Dolcetto. ... read more >
The Fairmont Peace Hotel from the rooftop looking out upon a most spectacular Spring night in Shanghai The Wandering Palate Shanghai correspondent toasts Sir George Fistonich and Villa Maria, New Zealand, 50th Anniversary in style. ... read more >
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Pearl Cous Cous, Poached Egg In the middle of autumn there is nothing better than venturing down to the Mornington Peninsula for the weekend. ... read more >
Ned Goodwin MW Born in London, raised in Australia and educated in Tokyo and Paris, Ned Goodwin is the archetypical ‘Wandering’ sommelier; an intrepid wine obsessed sommelier that has worked at acclaimed wine institutions such Veritas restaurant, New York, Les Juveniles in Paris, Michael's in Los Angeles, and is currently the wine curator for Luke Mangan’s Salt & World Wine Bar in Tokyo, ... read more >
Sommeliers Palate - Christophe Brunet To launch the 'Sommelier’s Palate', the very first to be featured and quintessential sommelier is Christophe Brunet, French born but living in Spain for over 15 years now. Apart from being a legendary, veteran sommelier, it is most pertinent that Brunet represents the evolution of a career sommelier; from restaurants to the wine trade and now a Wine Ambassador for ... read more >
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Grand Brasserie Champagne Sunday Brunch with friends and family is the epitome of decadent weekend pleasure. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai has elevated this cherished occasion to a new realm of sophistication by combining two of the Bund’s most coveted venues to share the ultimate Sunday Brunch journey. ... read more >
View over the hills of Asti While Nebbiolo makes up only 3 to 6 precent of the grapes grown in Piedmont, Barbera is the most widely grown grape in Piedmont and second to only to Sangiovese in Italy. This is why it is known as “the people’s wine”. However, like Nebbiolo, this is a grape that is used in many different versions. In Piedmont, there is ... read more >
Grant Van Every - green shirt - with the lads at Thai Country Club in the outskirsts of Bangkok There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the challenge and exhilaration of competition, whether you’re watching or playing. Then there are those who simply enjoy a hit, inhaling the fresh air, soaking up the scenery, exercising the body and brain - socialising, eating... drinking. In absoluteness, ... read more >
Do we put too much faith and credibility in Auction houses? Wine socialists will hardly feel any sympathy for the embarrassment of wealthy individuals obsessing with old and rare bottles of wine and being duped wholesale by a fraudulent pretender. However, there is some excellent intrigue in this article and the whole story, or debacle, has to be the perfect script for the ‘next’ wine movie; a worthy apologue full of ... read more >
Wye River General Store and Cafe The Wandering Palates Melbourne correspondent, Andrew Jenkins (Jenks), espouses the virtues of artisan baked bread and has a sourdough story of his own ... read more >
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