Reflecting on the brilliant and bountiful Wellington on a Plate festival held recently, I had the opportunity of frequenting the pop-up Match Wine Bar, a collaboration of 20 wineries from Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton offering 40 wines by the glass and a pairing menu of 20 small plates created by legendary Chef, Ruth Pretty. Read More >
One of the Wandering Palate’s favourite New Zealand producers, Seresin Estate, the benchmark of Marlborough and Biodynamic viticulture (click here to read article) will be hosting Anna Hansen MBE from The Modern Pantry in London at their occasional restaurant in Waterfall Bay, Queen Charlotte Sounds.
This is an early bird squawk on a very unique and special dining experience – book immediately! See details below: Read More >
Reflecting on my New Zealand visit earlier in February this year, primarily to attend the Pinot Noir New Zealand Celebration 2013 (www.pinotnz.co.nz) held in sunny Wellington, one of the highlight’s of my trip was visiting the Marlborough region. Read More >
Churton is a small Marlborough winery that employs biodynamic vineyard practices, owned and operated by Sam and Mandy Weaver. Churton has been exporting its wines since 1997. Their winemaking is focused on producing premium quality Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Pinot Noir that combines the renowned flavour and aromatic intensity of Marlborough fruit with the finesse and complexity characteristic of fine European wines. Read More >
The Wandering Palate is delighted to be linking up with the affable Brian Bicknell from Mahi – more than your average Marlborough producer, indeed this is an uber-cool winery is focused on single-vineyard wines and making some seriously good gewurtraminer, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, to which the wandering Palate has posted favourable tasting notes recently – click here
Churton Estate is one of the Wandering Palate’s favourite New Zealand wineries and represents a more holistic, artisan side of Marlborough amongst the hordes… I wanted to share their current newsletter which has an excellent article from Bob Campbell MW and some wholesome observations from proprietor and vigneron, Sam Weaver http://www.churtonwines.co.nz/news/spring-newsletter-2012/ Read More >
My approach to wine is I believe, much the same as most of us who actually drink the stuff and that is to be largely influenced by the mood or the food and level of thirst. Instinctively I consult my onboard computer first, listening to my emotions and as I am habitually obsessed with food it is normally the dictator of what wine I would like to drink. Read More >