The Sommelier’s Palate – Ladies & Gentleman, A Big Welcome to our Man in Colombia, Mauricio Sánchez

(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 Sommeliers Palate – A Big Hand for Oscar Malek, Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire, South of England

(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 Sommeliers Palate – Judith Cercós Terrés – Head Sommelier at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona and true ‘wandering’ palate

“New Zealand is a very interesting region for the grape culture, I find the kiwi wines super interesting and with a great character.” Sommelier Judith Cercós Terrés Read More >

The Incredible Rarity of Being Common

The Common Tiger restaurant in new Phnom Penh dining precinct, Street 294 is anything but common, love stories rarely are.  Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Please put your hands together for Master of Wine and Veteran Sommelier from the USA, Charles Curtis

(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 – Olivier Gasselin, Head Sommelier for Hakkasan in the Middle-East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha) and China (Shanghai)

(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 >

Five Restaurant Recommendations for Osaka

Having been asked for some restaurant recommendations in Osaka the other day, which served as a reminder I am way behind in completing a full write up on our recent trip there and to Kyoto. So I am posting this as a reminder to get my act together and finish it–meanwhile this brief piece will serve you well for a diversified eating itinerary for a weekend, or three or 4 day visit. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Ladies & Gentleman, please put your hands together for David Glancy, Founder and CEO of San Francisco Wine School, USA

(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 Whole Duck

Our Cambodia correspondent, Darren Gaul, reports on the latest restaurant opening in Phnom Penh, The Duck Read More >

Best Restaurant in Singapore – Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant

With a plethora of new restaurants in Singapore, the Wandering Palate is largely unimpressed with the ‘Johnny come latelies’ and names a well-established, family owned and run Cantonese restaurant as his current “Best Restaurant in Singapore” Read More >