The Wandering Palate and Friends – Gerhard Markowitsch, Austria’s star Pinot Noir Producer and a feast of Peking Duck!

Teaming up with Hermitage Wines and Michael Thurner, Austrian Fine Brands, the Wandering Palate brings you a most civilised Friday lunch with the man who arguably makes some of the best pinot noir on the planet, Gerhard Markowitsch from Austria .

Gerhard Markowitsch - a sense of balance

Those of who participated in our hugely successful Burghound event “An Unparalleled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay” or perhaps read about it or heard on the grapevine, will be familiar with the Markowitsch wines and their extraordinary quality moreover,  Markowitsch was the overall “Most preferred winery”, in our landmark ‘Domaine de la Romanee Conti vs. the World Blind Tasting”; read more…

Actually, my first encounter with Markowitsch Pinot Noir was at another blind tasting held by Michael Thurner, our dynamic global Austrian wine marketer based here who is always stirring the pot when it comes to journalists mindset moreover and bias towards French wines in Asia. Michael assembled nineteen journalists and sommeliers and to taste a line-up of very impressive pinot noirs from producers all over the world, resulting in a powerful statement for Austrian pinot noir and astounding the group with 6 of the top 10 pinot’s coming from Austria. I personally gave the Markowitsch Reserve 2004 my highest score and it averaged out in the panel scores at number 4 out of 25 wines, and number 3 grouped in its older vintage bracket. Red more…

Whenever thinking of food and pinot noir, I instantly associate duck as the consummate pairing and particularly Chinese roast duck – and surely the best Peking-style duck to be had in all Singapore is at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck. If you have been there, I am sure you will agree. If you have not been there, then you must – come to this lunch – and indulge in a banquet menu of duck.

Markowitsch Pinot Noir Reserve

Yes, I know it seems a bit indulgent to be going to a wine lunch in these days of austerity, but I can assure you this is not about decadence or an expansive wine event. In fact it could be viewed as puritanical given the good value Markowitsch wines represent, indeed paltry compared to Burgundy; likewise the excellent value and food at Super Peking Duck

I hope you can join us for what we will be a most enjoyable wine and food experience.

Date: March 9th, lunch 12-midday for 12.30pm start

Venue: Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck – 5th Floor Paragon Mall

Price per person: S$115 ++

All Booking through Hermitage Wines

The Hermitage Wine Sales Team

T: 64381120 / 62722013


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