Maya, Indian goddess of illusions “Maya, Indian goddess of illusions, siren of shipwrecked sailors; if only you lactated Pinot Noir, you’d be perfect.”  Miles to Maya in the movie 'Sideways'. ... read more >
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The Wandering Palate Must-Have Wines of the Lunar Year - Dragon 2012 [caption id="attachment_7941" align="alignnone" width="647" caption="The Wandering Palate Must-Have Wines of the Lunar Year - Dragon 2012"][/caption] Admittedly my predilection for pinot noir is perhaps a prejudice in my choice of ‘Red Wine of the Year’ and this sneak preview of my annual retrospective of wine highlights, the Year of the Dragon – 2012. However, the irrefutable fact is, Rippon Mature ... read more >
Tim Atkin MW drinking pinot noir With two clicks on the PayPal, I just downloaded Tim Atkins 2011 Burgundy Special report for a ‘Brown beer token’, that’s £10, a ‘Darwin’ and that’s probably less than a bottle of Bourgogne Rouge. ... read more >
Marquis Sauvage (left) and Ted Lemon Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinner with Ted Lemon & Marquis Sauvage, at Oscillate Wildly (275 Australia Street, Newtown, Sydney) Monday, February 04, 7pm - $225 per person  Click here to book A Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinner with Ted Lemon & Marquis Sauvage at Brooks (basement 115 - 117 Collins St, Melbourne) Tuesday, February 05, 7pm - $225 per person ... read more >
Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 2010 This is one wine luncheon you do not want to miss, bringing together one of my favourite vignerons on planet earth, indeed the Wandering Palate Winery of the Lunar Year - Rabbit click here and the wonderful modern European cuisine and warm ambience of Union Dining. ... read more >
Perfect Match to New Zealand Pinot Noir - Lamb Shanks Scented with Persian Limes Last November, 2012, the Family of Twelve, www.familyoftwelve.co.nz a fraternity of 12 of New Zealand’s most successful and enduring artisanal private winemakers visited Singapore. I had the privilege of organizing their programme titled “Twelve reasons to get excited about New Zealand Wines”, which was thoroughly action-packed, as detailed in F12 member, Nigel Greening’s account – click here. ... read more >
Ata Rangi - wildflowers in the vineyard rows “Does anyone not drink wine” I asked in my opening address to a table of ten ladies that I was about to entertain for lunch and talk on the merits of pairing wine with Asian cuisine. ... read more >
The Hotel d'Urville  http://www.durville.com/ The wandering Palate is visiting the Marlborough wine region soon, so I thought would share some research on accommodation in the area. Having not stayed at these places, I cannot personally vouch for them, but they do come recommended by local vignerons. ... read more >
Bass Phillip By all accounts, vintage 2011 was a challenge for most Australia wine growing regions. Phillip Jones is quite forthright about it by describing the conditions at his Leongatha South vineyard as “wet and cold” on the back labels of his current releases. ... read more >
The Hobbit http://www.thehobbitblog.com "Mutton today, Mutton Yesterday, and blimey if it don't look like mutton tomorrer!" It seems even Hobbit’s have a taste for Pinot Noir... A little news clipping came across my desk from Judy Finn at Neudorf announcing, “Neudorf Tom’s Block Pinot Noir 2010 has been selected for the world premiere of Sir Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”. The wine will be ... read more >