Marcel Giesen at Cafe Zuni - Oysters and Giesen The Fuder Sav Blanc Lres The Wandering Palate was in San Francisco recently for a Robert Parker gig and had a wonderful LONG lunch for my birthday with legendary New Zealand winemaker, Marcel Giesen of Bell Hill and Giesen winery, pictured here at Zuni Cafe and immersing ourselves in freshly shucked local oysters and a bottle of Marcel's single vineyard "The Fuder" Sauvignon Blanc - ... read more >
Central Otago Pinot Noir Postcard 2016 The Wandering Palate will be heading to Queenstown and the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2016 (Jan 28-30), one of the best pinot 'parties' on planet earth, or Middle Earth as it were. Indeed, I have been to almost every CNPN gig since the inaugural celebration back in 2001 and can assure you it is one of the most enjoyable ... read more >
Guigal CDR Guigal is rightly acclaimed for its flagship wines, among them notably La Landonne, La Mouline, La Turque and Chateau d’Ampuis from the Northern Rhone appellation of Cote Rotie. In this company it is easy to forget that the firm also produces fine wines from all corners of the Rhone Valley, including generic Cotes du Rhone. Etienne Guigal, founder of the ... read more >
Just Ducks front cover Just Duck  The Farm | The Chefs | The Cookbook by Jodi and Greg Clarke (Great Ocean Ducks) Photography: Andy Zakeli www.greatoceanducks.com greatoceanducks@bigpond.com Notwithstanding my complete and utter fascination with all things 'Duck', here is the PEREFCT Christmas gift--for anyone-- and for those who love cooking, especially ducks! ... read more >