South African vineyard uses Indian runner ducks control pests sustainably
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Now this is my kind of sustainable pest control, ducks!!
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CATCH PINOT – Wellington 1-29 May 2016
Catch Pinot

Enjoy the best Wellington’s very own wine region has to offer with premium Pinots from Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton wineries, all expertly paired with noshes, nibbles and bites from Wellington’s finest eateries. Read More >

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Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – London Matter of Taste April 21 to May 3
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Valli & Burn Cottage Wine Dinner at Ostro, Auckland March 9th
Valli & Burn Cottage Ostro Dinner

Valli & Burn Cottage Wine Dinner at Eichardt’s Hotel, Queenstown March 16th
Valli & Burn Cottage Eichardt's Dinner

Misha’s Vineyard Dinner – Copthorne Wellington – 25 Feb 2016
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10th Annual “Crab” (Lobster) Dinner
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If you are a foodie following the news, you will not be surprised that California Dungeness crab has “fallen ill” this season… making it difficult to put on our annual (and delicious) dinner featuring this seasonal favorite.
Crab’s understudy, Lobster, will be the main act this year, and we couldn’t be more excited for this seafood stand-in. We invite you to join us in our gorgeous barrel room for a fun evening with friends and the Gary Farrell team, including winemaker Theresa Heredia and assistant winemaker Brent McKoy. Together, let’s celebrate the sublime pairing of lobster and Gary Farrell wines.
Seats sell out quickly for this popular event, so don’t delay!$160 per person | $135 Grand Crew Members (two tickets at this price)

Tickets may be acquired at or 707.473.2909.
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Wino Kiwis? Fundraising for Otago Kiwi Recovery Trust
Wine Kiwi

Wanaka winos taking part in the Wanaka Challenge & raising funds for fantastic New Zealand conservation project Otago Kiwi Recovery Trust Read More >

Give the Ultimate Holiday Gift: Tickets to Robert Parker Wine Advocate Matter of Taste New York City
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Matter of Taste comes to New York City on February 20th, 2016. A wine lover’s dream, as well as the best way to seriously ramp up your wine expertise in one afternoon, this is the one wine event you don’t want to miss! Click here to book your ticket $120 for members and $180 for non-members which includes a 1-year subscription to

The globe-trotting Matter of Taste walkabout tastings have celebrated different regional themes with every city, but the wine focus of New York’s installment will be “Reviewers’ Choice: Icon Wines of the World.” All eight reviewers on the publication’s expert team – led by Robert M. Parker Jr. himself – have nominated their favorite finds from throughout the wine world to feature at New York’s Matter of Taste and they will be on hand throughout the event to discuss the wines and answer questions. Taste over 150 of the world’s best Icon Wines, spanning a vast range of grapes, regions and styles. Rock star winemakers will be pouring their wines, including iconic names such as: Château Pontet-Canet (Pauillac), Château Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan), Verite (Napa), Cayuse (Washington), Clarenden Hills (Australia), Cullen (Australia), Greywacke (NZ), Kumeu River (NZ), Niepoort (Portugal), Fontodi (Tuscany), JJ Prum (Germany) and Marcus Molitor (Germany) – just to name a few!

This is the perfect chance to compare and contrast wines across winemaking styles as well as terroir to determine what you love the most – all while talking to the winemakers who make the award-winning wines and the critics who review them.

So join us at the Mandarin Oriental on Saturday, February 20th from 2pm-6pm for over 150 wines that have each been rated RP 90 points or higher.

Book your ticket now.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Circa Theatre – Written by: Dylan Thomas Directed by: dramatised & presented by Ray Henwood

The Wandering Palate attended the opening night of Ray Henwood’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and have to say it was a brilliant show – a totally engaging one man show that only someone as talented and charismatic as Henwood could deliver so well. I strongly recommend you see this most charming and highly entertaining show. And have a pre-show diiner at Circa Theatre Encore restaurant, good food and top spot looking out of the Wellington harbourside

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