Tim Atkin MW 2011 Burgundy Special Report for a Tenner
Tim Atkin MW drinking pinot noir

With two clicks on the PayPal, I just downloaded Tim Atkins 2011 Burgundy Special report for a ‘Brown beer token’, that’s £10, a ‘Darwin’ and that’s probably less than a bottle of Bourgogne Rouge. Read More >

Gerhad Kracher Wine Dinner at Jahn, Conrad Koh Samui – Friday 22nd Feb – Weingut Kracher, the world’s great producer of sweet wines…
Gerhad Kracher  www.kracher.at

Gerhad Kracher www.kracher.at

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Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinners in Melbourne and Sydney
Marquis Sauvage (left) and Ted Lemon

Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinner with Ted Lemon & Marquis Sauvage, at Oscillate Wildly (275 Australia Street, Newtown, Sydney) Monday, February 04, 7pm - $225 per person  Click here to book

A Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinner with Ted Lemon & Marquis Sauvage at Brooks (basement 115 – 117 Collins St, Melbourne) Tuesday, February 05, 7pm – $225 per person

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Yarra Valley Wine & Food Luncheon at Union Dining – Sunday 10th February – Celebrating 30 years of Gembrook Hill Vineyard
Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 2010

This is one wine luncheon you do not want to miss, bringing together one of my favourite vignerons on planet earth, indeed the Wandering Palate Winery of the Lunar Year – Rabbit click here and the wonderful modern European cuisine and warm ambience of Union Dining. Read More >

Little story about a lamb, living up in Mallee land…
Poon Boon Lamb free-ranging amongst saltbush and Mallee grass

The Wandering Palate is rather partial to lamb, even more so when there’s a happy story to it; that is you know it’s coming from a 3rd generation family-run artisan farmer with the lambs roaming free-range munching on Mallee grasses and saltbush. Read More >

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Zany Zeus launches new website for New Zealand customers nationwide

The good folks at Zany Zeus have launched a new website www.zanyzeus.co.nz enabling customers throughout the country to purchase its products online for the first time. Read More >

The Wandering Palate Restaurant of the Year – Brasserie Gavroche, Paris-Singapore
Chef Frédéric Colin - Petite Paris-Singapore

As the economies (and property prices) defy gravity and the insatiable desire for all things Western continues unabated in Asia metropolises like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai the dining scene is equally electric and eclectic. And yet with all the bling and prowess of celebrity chefs, I find myself apathetic with much of it and anything more than two sets of cutlery scares me; I fear my degustation days are over. Read More >

Pinot Noir Avatar – Singapore Chef Samia Ahad shares her Perfect Match to New Zealand Pinot Noir – Lamb Shanks Scented with Persian Limes
Perfect Match to New Zealand Pinot Noir - Lamb Shanks Scented with Persian Limes

Last November, 2012, the Family of Twelve, www.familyoftwelve.co.nz a fraternity of 12 of New Zealand’s most successful and enduring artisanal private winemakers visited Singapore. I had the privilege of organizing their programme titled “Twelve reasons to get excited about New Zealand Wines”, which was thoroughly action-packed, as detailed in F12 member, Nigel Greening’s account – click here. Read More >

Best Winery Restaurant of the Year – Carrick, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand
Such wonderful colours and vibrancy in this Linguine dish

Winery restaurants are sprouting like vine shoots in spring, indicative of the burgeoning wine tourism in vineyards regions the world over. Read More >

Au Chocolat Bordeaux Wine Dinner – Wednesday, January 30th – Singapore

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