Bell Hill - Sherwyn Veldhuizen, Marcel Giesen and Jamie Case (my travel buddy throughout NZ trip) Continuing my account of Pinot Noir New Zealand Celebration 2013 held in Wellington in February and my travels around New Zealand's vineyard regions. Admittedly I was on a patriotic high from this incredible four-day event but even more so, I felt a strong sense of absolution; that my visit to Bell Hill vineyard in Weka Pass, North Canterbury (South Island) ... read more >
Paul Day 'Opera' On our last trip to Burgundy we had the good fortune to meet with the highly talented sculptor, Paul Day, an Englishman living in France, or near Dijon to be precise. Our chance connection came about when Day came over to our friend’s property where we were staying, not far from his studio, to organise the delivery of two significant ... read more >
Looking down on the Villa Maria Seddon Vineyard and Awatere River Regular readers will have noticed a lack of new material on the Wandering Palate website over the last month, a direct consequence of ‘gone fishing’ in New Zealand; actually angling for pinot noir more than fish. ... read more >
Avoca Hotel www.theavocahotel.com.au As you travel about country Victoria, in every small town the best buildings are the Banks, the Churches, and of course the Hotels. The Banks are closing their small branches and leaving town, and the Churches are facing dwindling congregations. But there’s a resurgence among country hotels. ... read more >
Such wonderful colours and vibrancy in this Linguine dish Winery restaurants are sprouting like vine shoots in spring, indicative of the burgeoning wine tourism in vineyards regions the world over. ... read more >
The Hotel d'Urville  http://www.durville.com/ The wandering Palate is visiting the Marlborough wine region soon, so I thought would share some research on accommodation in the area. Having not stayed at these places, I cannot personally vouch for them, but they do come recommended by local vignerons. ... read more >
Stephanie's Wine Escapade Singapore based Sommelier, Stephanie Rigourd, has an insatiable thirst for wine discovery and is a prolific blogger sharing her explorations and revelations up until recently on the Asia Wine Society website; visit this link for previous posts  (http://www.asiawinesociety.com/sr/). We are delighted to host Stephanie on the Wandering Palate for future confessions on her travels on the wine route and vinous ... read more >
Pool with a view Our Shanghai correspondent, Michael Knuppel falls l'amore with the Veneto region and the wines of Allegrini ... read more >
Peter S mw - Edition 9 - August 2012 ... read more >
The Old World meets New World of Pinot Noir - Alan Brady with Giovanni Manetti in the Fontodi vineyards, Chianti Legendary Central Otago pioneer and winemaker Alan Brady came through Singapore recently, the Wandering Palate having the pleasure of tasting through his Wild Irishman wines – if missed that one, go to http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/must-have-wines/wild-irishman-untamed-uninhibited-luxuriant-sensual-pinot-noir/ ... read more >