Alex Gambal, Burgundy Vigneron Our man in Burgundy, Alex Gambal, a vigneron of the English tongue, shares with us his 2013 vintage report giving us a good insight of his toils and what we might expect in bottle. And while you’re there check out the Alex Gambal website www.alexgambal.com for a unique and fascinating story. ... read more >
Intimate ambiance of Oxelblom Stockholm is a magnificent city that I have had the pleasure of visiting several times now. I’m usually there in the long winter, when conditions are icy. Our business interests in Sweden usually dictate that we fly in, jump straight into a meeting, then to a business dinner, off to bed and fly out the next morning. Hardly time to ... read more >
resident Aylesbury duck and its newly hatched ducklings at Ruth & Paul Pretty's Springfield Property Greetings and my apologies if you had difficulties when visiting the Wandering Palate website the other day; my webserver has now fixed the problem—which turned out to be an overload of traffic—a nice problem to have. We now have more grunt in the engine and hopefully enough to handle an exponential growth in viewers with another record month in October—771,036 ... read more >
Luke Mangan Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan cooks Air, Sea and Land, and as Sir Richard Branson’s personal chef, might well be the first cook in space! ... read more >
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Head Sommelier at NIYAMA by Per AQQUM, Maldives. (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 ... read more >
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Pyramid Valley Vineyards http://pyramidvalley.co.nz/ [caption id="attachment_9175" align="alignnone" width="557"] Coroco http://cocoro.co.nz/Pyramid Valley Vineyards http://pyramidvalley.co.nz/[/caption] Pyramid Valley is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets, though as their reputation grows around the globe, more of us here at home are discovering the fruits of their unique wine-making process.  Biodynamics, hand-based viticulture, low yields, natural winemaking – these are some of the means they have adopted to ... read more >
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Sydney Sommelier Lara Caraturo  (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 ... read more >
Marlborough Pinot Noir Safari Team Reflecting on my New Zealand visit earlier in February this year, primarily to attend the Pinot Noir New Zealand Celebration 2013 (www.pinotnz.co.nz) held in sunny Wellington, one of the highlight's of my trip was visiting the Marlborough region. ... read more >