Screening Room – Singapore April 29-30 – Actors Series – Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire
Screening Room Singapore - Actors Series - Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire

Screening Room Singapore - Actors Series - Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire

New Zealand Red Wine of the Lunar Year (Dragon) & Biodynamic Vigneron of the Lunar Year Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2011, Central Otago, New Zealand
www.feltonroad.com

Pinot noir enthusiasts the world over hardly need any convincing that Felton Road make extraordinarily good, arguably great pinot noir, however that does not mean I can’t have my say as well. Read More >

Must-Have Wine – Biodynamic Vigneron of the Lunar Year Felton Road, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand
Felton Raod Elms vineyard

Highlighting Felton Road as my Biodynamic Vigneron of the Lunar Year (Rabbit) encompasses acknowledging the hard toil of Felton Road viticulturist, Gareth King, and winemaker, Blair Walter; their implementation and day-to-day painstaking work in managing an organic vineyard and a property that fully embraces biodynamic principals is commendable with Felton Road the benchmark for New Zealand vignerons. Read More >

The Perfect Match – Nigel Greenings favourite Goat Curry recipes and Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir
The is no better vineyard lunch table than sitting down with the crew at Felton Road and Nigel Greening knocking up one of his fantastic goat curries and fresh vegetables striaght out of the Felton Road vineyard garden - and of course a glass of pinot noir

Nigel Greening’s infatuation with his vineyards African mountain goat herd goes well beyond keeping the properties weeds and briar under control (negating the use of herbicides) and he is rather partial to roasted goat and goat curry, to which I can attest he has perfected these dishes having enjoyed them in his company on many occasions. Read More >

Gone Fishing (for Pinot) in Middle Earth
Looking down on the Villa Maria Seddon Vineyard and Awatere River

Regular readers will have noticed a lack of new material on the Wandering Palate website over the last month, a direct consequence of ‘gone fishing’ in New Zealand; actually angling for pinot noir more than fish. Read More >

Rātā – Back to the Roots
New Zealand forest and Rata trees - photography by Daz Caulton

In the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island, is a restaurant using unparalleled fresh produce and serving up what is arguably some of the best value, wholesome, seasonal cuisine on this planet. So how does a chef rated amongst the best in the world and has worked in the very best Michelin-starred restaurants in London and New York, a chef named ‘New York’s Rising Star Chef’, end up in Queenstown, New Zealand! Read More >

SolarLEAP – bringing computers to the 100 million kids who don’t have electricity…learning to read is one thing, learning to survive in the 21st Century is another
Charles Watson in Nepal  http://www.solarleap.org/image-gallery/

The Wandering Palate teamed up with Allen Meadows – Burghound – for a fundraiser in Hong Kong last week at Yin Yang private kitchen to support SolarLEAP, a brilliant project founded by a High School graduate, Charles Watson, in his gap year. Read More >

Au Chocolat – A Mediterranean Experience Wine Dinner featuring Portuguese wine – Wednesday 22 May, 2013
May Wine Dinner - A Mediterranean Experience

Wine List of the Year – Thailand Awards 2013 – Registration opens May 1, closes July 31
Wine list of the Year Thailand Trade Registration Flier April 2013

Nishiki Market – Kyoto, Japan
Nishiki Market – Kyoto, Japan

The first thing I asked our Japanese guide was where locals go to forage for food in Kyoto. I always like to head straight to the markets and food enclaves when I arrive in a new city; it’s the pulse of how people live and how the food culture is surviving the perils of supermarkets and industrial food. Read More >