Legendary Californian pioneer Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producer Josh Jensen liberates some incredible bottles from his cellar. California evokes so many surreal impressions and if you have ever been in vineyard country there, you sure end up “Californian Dreamin” - forever. Josh Jensen purchased his Mt. Harlan property in San Benito County in 1974, the same year Mama Cass died ... read more >
Burghound Unrivalled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay “The Burghound Phenomenon. Burgundy lends itself to obsessives, what with its hundreds of growers, thousands of named vineyards and maddening variations in vintages. The world's foremost Burgundy expert - who, thankfully, is also in possession of an acute palate – is Los Angeles-based Allen Meadows… No Burgundy lover leaves home for the ... read more >
Brought to you by The Wandering Palate and Hermitage Wine. Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator's contributing editor and columnist for the magazine both in print and online, “Drinking Out Loud” will be in Singapore with ‘one nightly only’ appearance and wine dinner at... ... read more >
With the vintage in New Zealand drawing closer, Sam Weaver at Churton in Marlborough reported in correspondence to me, “The vineyard is looking great (see picture), we had a very good fruit set which was then followed by a much wetter, earlier summer than normal. This has led to very healthy looking vines and vineyards. Very good fruit set and ... read more >
Most Auspicious Wine for Chinese New Year 2011 Year of the Rabbit! The Wandering Palate has gone lunar! Notwithstanding I reside in Asia, the nucleus of my ideologies revolve around a back to nature approach with wine, food and the environment – sustainable, organic and biodynamic principals that revolve around the lunar calendar, its roots in ancient feng shui and ... read more >
Lapin au Vin des Central Otago a la Wandering Palate (Rabbit Casserole with Central Otago Pinot Noir) The Wandering Palates rabbit casserole perfected over a lifetime and inspired by an overabundance of rabbits and wild thyme, moreover excellent pinot noir in Central Otago, New Zealand. In my formative years down on the farm in Te Awamutu, rabbits were in plague ... read more >
We invite all Pinot Noir Devotee’s to join us in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque Wine regions for the 10th Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration. The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration has established itself as one of New Zealand’s premier wine events and our vision is to bring together the wine world’s leading writers and commentators, together with wine ... read more >
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Jancis Robinson, Frederic & James at Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, Australia The Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association will once again play host to the Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, January 28 & 29, 2011, a “must attend” event for pinot noir enthusiasts and a chance to celebrate the magic of this cool climate variety within a global perspective. The festivities begin on Friday and Saturday January 28 & 29, with two ... read more >
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The Wandering Palate is heading to our Melbourne residence for the festive season and preparations for the Christmas day feast are already well in hand. Priority of course is procuring the appropriate turkey, and I can tell you after enduring a commercial frozen turkey from the USA for the last three years here in Singapore, we are looking forward to ... read more >
New Zealand pinot noir is joining the fame game with vineyards being name-dropped in the most glamorous of circles. There is a compelling association between Hollywood and the meteoric ascent in popularity of wines from New Zealand, now juxtaposed as a chic destination for the eco-conscious avant-garde. New Zealand born actor Sam Neill, with his exemplary Central Otago vineyards and ... read more >