The 35,000-Foot Dram
The 35000- Foot Dram

Andrew Jefford shares his pain and an anaesthetic to the tortures of flying long-haul economy. Read More >

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The Cider Report – Part One
Kitz's Apple Cider original poster Circa 1920

Our Melbourne correspondent, Andrew Jenkins, investigates the bourgeoning Cider and Perry consumption in Australia, moreover is making some of his own with favourable results, least the local possums think so. Read More >

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Edward Scothern, Mele e Pere Trattoria, London
Edward Scothern, Mele e Pere Trattoria, London

(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy) Read More >

RIPPON VINEYARD – CENTRAL OTAGO – SINGAPORE WINE DINNER WITH NICK MILLS, Proprietor & Wine Grower, at The Tippling Club
Nick Mills - Rippon Vineyard

We warmly welcomes Nick Mills, the indefatigable owner, inspired biodynamic wine grower and winemaker of the pioneering RIPPON winery in Central Otago. Read More >

Cinema Paradiso at the Screening Room, Singapore
Screening Room Cinema Paradiso jpg 1

Grower Bubbles Pei Modern
REAL champagne - terrior expression and low/no dosage

My appreciation of “grower” champagne began whilst living in Singapore. Henry Hariyono, Artisan Cellarshttp://www.artisan-cellars.com/ introduced me to the wonders of REAL champagne – terrior expression and low/no dosage. Read More >

Maison Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2009 – Burgundy, France
Masion Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2009

A few months ago I was asked to speak to a group of 30 women at the AGM of the Financial Women’s Association, Singapore. The theme was entirely up to me so I thought it might impress if I put on a small tasting of wines made exclusively by women winemakers, both empowering and taming my audience. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – David Lawler, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne
David Lawler - Sommelier and Beverage Director at Rockpool group Melbourne

 

(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy)

In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Andreas Larsson – Sommelier and Wine Director Restaurant PM & Vänner, Sweden
Andreas Larsson - Sommelier-Wine Director Restaurant PM & Vänner

(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy)

In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Andrea Briccarello – Galvin Restaurants Group
Andrea Briccarello - Sommelier for Galvin Restaurants Group

(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy)

In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >