This has to be the ‘Wine Dinner of the Year’, both in theme and value. If you know your Barolo, $258 per person for this line up of top-of-the-line producers is ludicrously cheap – indeed one bottle of any of these wines would be more than the cost of the whole package and there are some excellent vintages being served up, most now unavailable in current markets. And there is there opportunity to bid for some even rarer wines. Read More >
Friends of mine are off to Rio just after Christmas and asked me for restaurant recommendations. Now I know my reputation for ‘Wandering’ is as solid as my waistline but Rio is a little out my reach at present. Actually, I have to confess I have never been to South America although Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru all beckon. Read More >
There was a time when the cheese at ‘Wine Evenings’ was seemingly more important than the wine itself, which is not lost on us, with New Zealand’s most awarded specialty cheese maker, “Kapiti Collection” a feature at the Family of Twelve Walkabout tasting at Salt grill & Sky bar, Singapore, on November 3rd.
The notion of German Riesling being the most harmonious of all wines with Thai food is an understatement in the realms of wine and food pairing; it is more like they were made for each other. Moreover, of all the top-echelon German producers, Wittmann is for me, unparalleled in its exhilarating energy and purity of limestone infused minerality and mouthwatering succulence. Above all this, the chance to meet one of the world’s leading biodynamic vignerons in such an idyllic environment is simply a rare opportunity not to be missed. Get on plane!
And, Wandering Palate readers also enjoy complimentary limousine pick-up from and to hotels & resorts located on Koh Samui (subject to availability) and a THB 1,000 discount with a reduced cost of THB 2,900++ per person.
The Wandering Palate is currently featured on winesearcher.com with his intoxications, delusions, hallucinations and wanderings of delirium on duck and Chianti; be enlightened following the link
A note came through the email this morning from Sam Neill, proprietor of Two Paddocks, that prompted me to report on their 2008 Pinot Noir, which I have 5 cases in the cellar; well 4 cases now having liberated a case recently to check on how it is evolving – and was consumed within the week! The ‘Prop’ had suggested “To drink up the 08’s, there’s exciting things ahead”, which illustrates the enthusiasm for the 2009 and 2010 vintages in Central Otago. Read More >