Fontodi in Panzano
Mike K - Fontodi terrecota

I’ve said it before, but fell for it again…don’t trust the sat nav. We made our way to the Tuscan hinterland and the charming little village of Panzano in time for dinner. We were due a few hours earlier…as I say; trust the map and one’s own cartography skills. The sun sets late here. You eat at 8.30, while there’s still light, and you’ve had you’re passagiata and built a hunger. Read More >

Vignamaggio Chianti Wine Dinner at Bella Pasta – Singapore Nov 5
Vignamaggio wine dinner (high res) (2)

Butchery, Beef and Street Theatre
Butcher - Antica Macelleria Cecchini

Our Wandering Palate correspondent in Shanghai, Michael Knuppel, is ‘wandering’ in Tuscany and encounters the famous Dario Cecchini, a butcher as mad as a meat axe! Butcher – Antica Macelleria Cecchini, PANZANO, CHIANTI, ITALY Read More >

Panzano (the greatest sub-zone?) Chianti Classico Dinner at Sosta Cucina with Renzo Marinai including wines from Marinai, Fontodi and Vecchie Terre di Montefili
Renzo Marinai

Panzano in Chianti Dinner with Renzo Marinai @ Sosta Cucina next Thursday featuring wines from Fontodi, Vecchie Terre de Montefili and Renzo Marinai Read More >

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The Wandering Palate features on winesearcher.com

The Wandering Palate is currently featured on winesearcher.com with his intoxications, delusions, hallucinations and wanderings of delirium on duck and Chianti; be enlightened following the link

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Top Chianti producer, Felsina, paired with contemporary Indian cuisine – Yantra, Singapore
Felsina Wine Dinner at Yantra

Singapore contemporary Indian restaurant, Yantra www.yantra.com.sg, is holding a wine dinner on July 26th featuring my absolute favourite Tuscan producer, Felsina. It should be fascinating pairing the hedonistic spices of Indian cuisine with the equally profound complexities of these wines, moreover at $90 per head, it is exceptional value – not to missed, details below. Read More >

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Not too late for Tuscany
The Idyllic Villa Picelle, Azienda Agricole Fontodi

A hankering for the flavors of Chianti has Curtis Marsh planning a trip. In the meantime, he makes do in Wellington Street.

The best laid plans. Everything was set for the archetypal autumn holiday in Italy, two weeks in the heart of Tuscany luxuriating in the 18th-century Villa Pecille, in an idyllic vineyard panorama on the Chianti Azienda (estate) Fontodi, just south of the medieval village Panzano, halfway between Florence and Sienna.

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Chablis & Chianti Classico Wine Dinner
Billaud Simon Chablis vineyards frost

This is the first in a series of Singapore wine dinners featuring producers that are at the top of their game, consistently making excellent wine that you can simply rely on and enjoy, regardless of vintage.

There is a common thread between these producers – they will be owner-winemaker artisan-sized vineyards, generally using organic and biodynamic growing methods with un-irrigated vines, low yields and subsequently small quantities available, and above all the wines will be expressive of their ‘sense of place’ and represent excellent quality/price rapport.

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