Burgundy Harvest Report 2013 by Alex Gambal, Vigneron
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 >

OXELBLOM – Our Australian ‘Wandering Palate’, Terry Chellappah, finds himself well at home, far away from home, in Stockholm, Sweden
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 draw breath on the delights of Stockholm.  Read More >

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Wandering Palate Website Crash due to Traffic Overload!
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 hits—and with 2 days to go 800,000 hits looks achievable and on course for our target of 1 million hits per month by Christmas. Read More >

SEALs Chef
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 >

The Chef’s Palate
The Sommelier’s Palate – Miguel Cruz Liljegren, born in Sweden, ‘Wandering’ in the Maldives – sharing with us new world discoveries with old world inspirations, the essence of a Sommelier’s Palate
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 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 >

Pyramid Valley Vineyards Wine Dinner with Claudia Weersing at Cocoro, Auckland – November 6th
Coroco http://cocoro.co.nz/

Pyramid Valley Vineyards http://pyramidvalley.co.nz/

Coroco http://cocoro.co.nz/
Pyramid Valley Vineyards http://pyramidvalley.co.nz/

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 produce their exceptional vintages.

We are very excited to team cocoro with a six course dinner with wine matching of at least seven different wines, including two of their home block flagship wines, the Lions Tooth and Angel Flower!

Vineyard owner Claudia Weersing, who founded Pyramid Valley with husband Mike in 2000, will be at the dinner on the night to present the wines. Claudia is a committed biodynamicist, happiest when tending to their 2.2 hectares of home vines.

Chef, Makoto Tokuyama will provide a menu guaranteed to amaze and delight your senses.

Seating is strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment- Phone 09 360 0927

Robert Parker & Dinner with Lisa Perrotti Brown MW at the Fullerton Bay Hotel- October 26th
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The Sommelier’s Palate – Inspiration from Sydney Sommelier, Lara Caraturo
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 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 >

Marlborough Pinot Noir Rising
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 >