Peter Michael La Carrière Chardonnay Must-Have Wines of the Lunar Year USA – White Wine of the Year Peter Michael La Carrière Chardonnay 2008 - Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California At the risk of being repetitive, whenever I’m asked what is my favourite wine? The answer is invariably, “The one I haven’t tried yet” and discovery remains my main motivation in my enthusiasm for wine. ... read more >
Dug this out of the Wandering Palate picture files - Proprietor of Sugarloaf Ridge, Kristin Colville with Chef Curtis Stone and the Wandering Palate - Sugarloaf served up at the Singapore Sun Festival Julian Colville, proprietor of Sugarloaf Ridge rushed through Singapore recently, on-route to the Cool-Climate Conference in Tasmania. Yes, their vineyard is in Tasmania but career commitments have taken the family to Amsterdam for the present. ... read more >
Henry Hariyono and Matt Kramer outside the front of Artisan Cellars When leading American wine writer, author and philosophical commentator, Matt Kramer, visited Singapore last year the first thing he asked me was to bring him up to speed on the dynamics of the market and given his time constraints, he would like to meet the one person who is influencing the market here most, “The gatekeeper to the evolution of ... read more >
The Prodigy from Downunder - Phillip Jones, winemaker of Bass Phillip The Wandering Palates Terra Australis correspondent, Andrew Jenkins (Jenks) breaks silence on Australia’s most covert winery, Bass Phillip, admittedly the worst kept secret amongst undercover palates. ... read more >
The Cote Chalonnaise on a beautiful day Our intrepid Singapore Sommelier, Shalom Chin, travels in Burgundy is coming to the end and he shares his thoughts and summary on the communes of Burgundy. He heads to Provence next, and will sending in regular reports on his travels through the region. ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - The energy rods being used to search for good energy in the vineyard Our 'Wandering Sommelier' Shalom Chin encounters some Wine Feng Shui in Burgundy, indeed it would appear that Burgundian's take Chi as a life-force very serioulsy... ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - The Famous Chalevier Montrachet Vineyard 07 /11/2011 PART 4 of the Burgundy Series The very first thing that got me interested in wine when I was seventeen was winemaking. After all, I was a science student. ... read more >
Burgundy Fields of Gold 02/11/2011 PART 2 of the Burgundy Series As my guide, Elohim Balest of Alter&Go tours and I travelled along the highway from Dijon towards the vineyards of the Côte d’Or, there was aneerie fog that surrounded us. ... read more >
Shalom burgundy blog - Romanee Conti - look but don't touch Our intrepid Singapore sommelier, Shalom Chin has completed his vintage stint at Undhof Salomon in krems, Austria and has now surfaced in burgundy. Be sure to follow his blog as it no doubt, Shalom will leave no stone unturned... no holy terroir unexplored... ... read more >
Masion Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey St Aubin Le Blanc On my first trip to burgundy, some 20 years ago, I discovered the appellation and white wines of St. Aubin. ... read more >