No Menu Big thanks for all the support over the last year. We are looking forward to kicking off the summer season with our first NO MENU NIGHT on a FRIDAY.  www.colombo.co.nz With the fine weather just around the corner you can relax on the deck with friends, enjoy a casual dinner for $20 plus drinks. From November NO MENU NIGHTS will ... read more >
WOM_Web_banner_Duck On the opening night of Wellington on a Plate, I headed to the pop-up wine bar, " Match", 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 >
www.schubert.co.nz Having tried the new 2011 pinot noir releases from Schubert at the New Zealand Pinot Noir Celebration back in February, even though only just bottled, one could already sense a brooding concentration in the vintage yet balanced with notably fresh-cool acidities and crunchy fruit. ... read more >
Martinborough Wine Week Buyan Nine Martinborough, New Zealand vineyards will be in Singapore from Monday, August 27 for a first-ever series of regional tastings of Martinborough wines here. Participating wineries are:  Ata Rangi, Brodie Estates, Cambridge Road, Craggy Range, Haythornthwaite, Martinborough Vineyards, Schubert, Te Kairanga and Vynfields. ... read more >
Khun Cha and Ata Rangi's vineyard dog, Harry Our intrepid Sommelier of the Year Asia, Khun Cha, spent the day with Phyll Pattie and Clive Paton at Ata Rangi in Martinborough www.atarangi.co.nz sharing some pictures with us... clearly she's fitting into the program and adapting to the Kiwi vigneron without much problem... and DRC Richebourg 1995 thanks very much! ... read more >
Khun Cha in Martinborough The Wandering Palate Sommelier of the Year Asia, Khun Cha, has arrived in New Zealand, whisked from Wellington over the Rimutaka Ranges and on to Martinborough where she is already hitting the vineyard trail. We will be posting pictures of Khun Cha’s vineyard adventures regularly, so follow her on her journey of discovery on Wandering Palate ... read more >
Schubert Vintage 2012 - Choice vintage eh Bros Continuing our sneak previews of the 2012 New Zealand grape harvest, I asked Kai Schubert at Schubert Winery in Martinborough how the vintage looks, to which he replied, “We are still picking!” ... read more >