The Sommelier’s Palate – Tim Veys, Sommelier Conseil, Belgium
The Sommelier’s Palate - Tim Veys, Sommelier Conseil, Belgium

(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 >

Truffle Wine Dinner (Singapore) presented by Merchants and Towerhill Estate
Superior Perigord Truffle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truffle

Superior Perigord Truffle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truffle

Pairing of Superior Perigord Truffle dinner with Australian artisanal wines Singapore, July 2014 – Towerhill Estate, a tiny and award-winning boutique winery in Mount Barker, Western Australia is our guest at an unusually special wine dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar. Read More >

Celebrity Chef Dine Around at Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands

Wine and dine for a good cause at Marina Bay Sands during the Sands for Singapore Festival. Enjoy a roving dinner and whet your appetite with the flavours and aromas of the award-winning cuisines at the celebrity chef restaurants. Have a taste of butler-passed signature dishes from CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza as well as db Bistro Moderne. Then complete the epicurean adventure with a spread of luscious desserts and fine cheeses at The Cheese and Chocolate Bar on the Sands SkyPark. Read More >

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All the Fun of the Wine Fair
Cartoon by George Grainger Aldridge

It’s Summer in the UK and the tasting season is in full swing, with all its peculiarities observes our London correspondent, Alistair Scott Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Julien HAIE, Sommelier at Winter Garden, The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone Road, London
Julien HAIE, Sommelier at Winter Garden, The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone Road, London

(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.”

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Loretta – Wellington…this place is going to rocket

Had a quick lunch today at Loretta, Wellington…wanted to check it out, wow, most impressed, great space and balance between distressed look and modern clean lines and high-quality fit out. Its breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, wine bar, cafe and everything in between…bloody brilliant wine list, 40 eclectic offerings by the glass and 375ml carafe, all kept in perfect nick with Argon, equally impressed with steemless Riedel glassware. Try the wet risotto with purple carrot, thyme, chervil & parmesan – looks and tastes great. Beef pie was the real job too. This place is going to rock and aimed perfectly at the savvy Wellington palate www.loretta.net.nz

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