OXELBLOM – Our Australian ‘Wandering Palate’, Terry Chellappah, finds himself well at home, far away from home, in Stockholm, Sweden
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 draw breath on the delights of Stockholm.  Read More >

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Best Pizza and Genuinely Friendly Service at Scopa Caffe Cucina – Wellington, New Zealand
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 >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Ladies and Gentleman, All The Way From Zeeland, The Netherlands, Lotte Wolf , Sommelier at the Legendary 3 Star Michelin Restaurant Oud Sluis
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

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Australian Sommelier, David Clarke Emigrates to Cape Town, South Africa
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 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 >

Our ‘Wandering’ Sommelier, Karim Boulet, blogs on his recent trip to Thailand and Cambodia
Sommelier Karim Boulet

Sommelier Karim Boulet

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 his interview on the ‘Sommelier’s Palate’

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The Sommelier’s Palate – On Her Majesty’s Sommelier Service, Please Salute Erik Simonics, Sommelier at Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) London
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

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The Sommelier’s Palate – ‘Going to California’ – Francesco Ferrario, Sommelier at The Lobster Restaurant, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
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

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Mark Protheroe, Our Man from Down Under, Head Sommelier of Grossi Restaurant Group, Melbourne, Australia
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 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 >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Franceseco Gabriele – Chewton Glen, England
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 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 >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Meet Fabien Lainé from the Faraway Norwegian fjords, our most intrepid Sommelier and incurable ‘wandering’ palate
Sommelier Fabien Lainé - Norway

(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 >