Singapore based Sommelier, Stephanie Rigourd, has an insatiable thirst for wine discovery and is a prolific blogger sharing her explorations and revelations up until recently on the Asia Wine Society website; visit this link for previous posts (http://www.asiawinesociety.com/sr/). We are delighted to host Stephanie on the Wandering Palate for future confessions on her travels on the wine route and vinous enlightenment. Read More >
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 >
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
(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >
Our intrepid Singapore sommelier, Shalom Chin, has filed a heroic piece on the Southern Rhone Valley and the much-underrated Cotes du Rhone Villages wines. Sommeliers take note; this is the level of writing skills and opinion you should be attaining. Wine enthusiasts take note; it’s time to be listening to and reading what sommeliers have to say, they are at the coalface and the new gatekeepers to wine discovery. Read More >