The Sommelier’s Palate - Alexander Koblinger MS, Sommelier at Restaurant Hotel Obauer in Werfen, Austria "Agrapart Les 7 Crus Champagne: a perfect crisp, clean champagne with extremely long aftertaste, crisp fruit character and a very elegant mousseux. It offers great value for money." Master Sommelier Alexander Koblinger ... read more >
Conrad koh Samui Sunset at Aura Lounge Conrad Koh Samui recently teamed up with acclaimed sweet wine connoisseur Gerhard Kracher http://www.kracher.at/en/ to present the ‘Weingut Kracher Wine dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Jahn. ... read more >
Austria - Eckberg vineyards in winter (picture credit - AWMB / Harry Schiffer) [caption id="attachment_5825" align="alignnone" width="650" caption="Austria - Eckberg vineyards in winter (picture credit - AWMB / Harry Schiffer)"][/caption] The Singapore Austrian Wine Festival 2012 programme is shaping up to be one of the year’s most compelling wine and food events with a diverse and enticing line-up of events spread across a cornucopia of cuisines and top restaurants. ... read more >
Gerhard Markowitsch - a sense of balance 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 http://www.markowitsch.at . ... read more >
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Austrian Wine Festival 2012 Singapore The dynamic and inexhaustible Austrian wine marketer, Michael Thurner, of Austria Fine Brands, is on the campaign trail in Singapore again and back by popular demand, the Austrian Wine Festival 2012. ... read more >
Cool Climate Wines I always approach the Wandering Palate ‘Wine Book of the Year’ with trepidation, partly because wine books can be rather droll for the average reader or even wine consumer, notwithstanding research style works are indeed useful. ... read more >
Salomon winery - Riesling Ready to be pressed Day 19: 14/10/2011 The Finale for Moi Shalom recounts the last day of his vintage experience at Undhof Salmon. He is now heading for Burgundy and will continue his blog as he travels the region, which I am sure will make for continued interesting reading... ... read more >
Salomon - Krems - A gorgeous day at Kogl vineyard Day 18: 13/10/2011 - A beautiful day to pick Today was a great day. The weather was perfect and everything was calm. Ferments were well on their way. The winemaking team decided to lend a hand to the harvesting team. It was getting stuffy in the winery with all the CO2 gas being produced from the ferment and we need ... read more >
Salomon Winery - recorking Day 17: 13/10/2011 - Another Cold Spell There wasn’t much going on today due to the sudden return of the rainy weather. It was freezing cold. Temperature has dropped to seven degrees. In fact, weather was so bad, none of the pickers worked today so they were put on bottling duties. Over at our end, we decided to take some ... read more >
Yellow berries on left vs green on right and some purple Day 16: 11/10/2011 The Rain is gone! Today is a beautiful day. I know I said that last week but after 5 days of rain, it was good to see the sun was up, the sky was blue and the chill was gone. There was nothing much going on today except for 10 bins of Riesling from the kögl vineyard ... read more >