Fontodi in Panzano
Mike K - Fontodi terrecota

I’ve said it before, but fell for it again…don’t trust the sat nav. We made our way to the Tuscan hinterland and the charming little village of Panzano in time for dinner. We were due a few hours earlier…as I say; trust the map and one’s own cartography skills. The sun sets late here. You eat at 8.30, while there’s still light, and you’ve had you’re passagiata and built a hunger. Read More >

The House of Roosevelt, Shanghai: Wednesday Wine Nights
House of Rosevelt

If you are in Shanghai on any Wednesday, as a tourist, on a work trip or as a local, The House of Roosevelt will give you much more than a taste of Shanghai hospitality and warmth. You will get an entrée into the fast growing world of wine, which simply never stops in this bourgeoning city. Read More >

Yalumba Master Class with Louisa Rose
Mike K - Yalumba Viogner bottle

Radisson New World Hotel, 88 Nanjing Road Shanghai

Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, sits firmly in the highest echelon of Australian wineries. It always has. With a dense history dating back to 1849, Yalumba’s wines and story reflect as much about the Australian wine industry as any. Read More >

Butchery, Beef and Street Theatre
Butcher - Antica Macelleria Cecchini

Our Wandering Palate correspondent in Shanghai, Michael Knuppel, is ‘wandering’ in Tuscany and encounters the famous Dario Cecchini, a butcher as mad as a meat axe! Butcher – Antica Macelleria Cecchini, PANZANO, CHIANTI, ITALY Read More >

California Wine Institute – China Wine Tour 2014, Shanghai.
Mike K - Kosta Browne bottle

Amid the tightest security seen for any wine show in the world, the ‘Discover California Wines’ show was held at the Hyatt on the Bund, on Wednesday May 21.

Police, security, scanners and metal detectors were the order of the day, with each guest-and there were plenty-having their bags scanned and being searched. It would make for a great scene in a wine thriller, but alas the security measures were all part of the lockdown in Shanghai due to the 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia. Read More >

The Ancient Art of Wine Dinners
Mike K - wine bottle line up

I guess many readers have some form of wine group. Be it the single bottle club (SBC) or the ubiquitous Beef and Burgundy Club (BBC), wine groups abound whenever passionate wine lovers gather. Read More >

Inglenook
Mike K - Napa Inglenook bottle

Our Shanghai correspondent, Michael Knuppel, goes ‘wandering’ in the Napa Valley, California and visits the legendary Inglenook

 “Heritage is everything. If you have heritage and respect it, it is an endless source of inspiration.”Francis Ford Coppola Read More >

The Star of Australia – Clarendon Hills launches in China with Summergate Wines, Shanghai
Clarendon Hills Australis - www.clarendonhills.com.au

The Southern Cross is a constellation of stars infamously visible in the night sky of Australia. It is writ large in Australian folklore; it features in the national anthem and in its bold presence on the Eureka flag, where it was an iconic symbol of the workers’ resistance to British imperial rule, a moniker for class equality. Read More >

Passaporto Del Vino
Summergate Passaporto Del Vino

Summergate Passaporto Del Vino

An Inspiring initiative from leading fine wine importers Summergate and Pudao wines showcased 50 of Italy’s most diverse and respected labels from their portfolio for the savvy China market. Read More >

VINTAGE MILLENIUM – LOUIS ROEDERER at M1NT SHANGHAI
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2000

Millennium fever hit Shanghai last week, with a glorious celebration of infamous Champagne House Louis Roederer. I was fortunate enough to be a member of a select group who were invited to share the precious gifts Domaine Louis Roederer offers. Read More >