Greenwood Fish Market Chef Alan Lee My favourite fishmonger in Singapore, Greenwood Fish Market, is celebrating 10 years of trading, which may not seem a long time if you come from a generation’s old Cornwall fishing family but surviving a decade in hyper-competitive Singapore is equivalent to a lifetime. ... read more >
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 ... read more >
Scopa Caffe Cucina, Wellington, New Zealand  www.scopa.co.nz Arguably the most contentious of all foods, the appraisal of pizza will always be highly subjective, however the ultimate arbiter has to be children; not to be underestimated in their gastronomic adroitness, most are pizza aficionado's moreover all have the power of veto when it comes to the restaurant of choice. ... read more >
Lotte Wolf - Sommelier at Restaurant Oud Sluis, The Netherlands www.oudsluis.nl "I recently discovered the natural wines from the Pyramid Valley winery in New Zealand. Their Kerner Marlborough Pinot Blanc is amazing!" Sommelier Lotte Wolf, Restaurant Oud Sluis, Sluis, The Netherlands ... read more >
Sommelier David Clarke - Wandering in the Cape, South Africa (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 ... read more >
Sommelier Karim Boulet [caption id="attachment_9052" align="alignleft" width="90"] Sommelier Karim Boulet[/caption] Sommelier Karim Boulet, located in Melbourne, Australia two months out of the year, otherwise working and traveling around the globe the rest of the time is sharing his experiences and thoughts in a blog for the Wandering Palate audience; look out for his regular postings. Also click here for more on Karim and ... read more >
Erik Simonics, Sommelier at The Savoy Grill - Gordon Ramsay "My favourite wine bar is The Sampler. Actually, it is a wine shop where you can sample around 50 wines. It is also a great place practice blind tasting." Erik Simonics, Sommelier at The Savoy Grill ... read more >
Francesco Ferrario - Sommelier at The Lobster Restaurant, Santa Monica "The peppery and vegetable character of Loire Cabernet Franc matches wonderfully with Mexican food."  Francesco Ferrario ... read more >
Mark Protheroe, Head Sommelier of Grossi Restaurant Group, Melbourne (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 ... read more >
Franceseco Gabriele - Chewton Glen (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 ... read more >