Our ‘Wandering’ Sommelier, Karim Boulet, blogs on his recent trip to Thailand and Cambodia
Sommelier Karim Boulet

Sommelier Karim Boulet

Sommelier Karim Boulet, located in Melbourne, Australia two months out of the year, otherwise working and traveling around the globe the rest of the time is sharing his experiences and thoughts in a blog for the Wandering Palate audience; look out for his regular postings. Also click here for more on Karim and his interview on the ‘Sommelier’s Palate’

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Wine List of the Year – Thailand Awards 2013 – Registration opens May 1, closes July 31
Wine list of the Year Thailand Trade Registration Flier April 2013

Conrad Koh Samui and Gerhard Kracher reveal top tips of sweet wine
Conrad koh Samui Sunset at Aura Lounge

Conrad Koh Samui recently teamed up with acclaimed sweet wine connoisseur Gerhard Kracher http://www.kracher.at/en/ to present the ‘Weingut Kracher Wine dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Jahn. Read More >

Sommelier of the Year (Asia) Miss Charuk Chochan – Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand
Conrad Koh Samui Resort Sommelier Khun Cha - The Wandering Palate Sommelier of the Year Asia

(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 >

Felton Road Wine Dinner at The Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand
Felton Road Wine Dinner - Page 2

Felton Road winemaker, Blair Walters, will be hosting a wine dinner at Jahn restaurant, The Conrad Koh Samui’ exquisite Thai restaurant with the Wandering Palate, director of the resorts wine program, also present. Read More >

Schubert Wine Dinner at Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand
Kai Schubert - a man of ceaseless good humour and provodore of particularly good pinot, just needs to improve on his shirts...

The intrepid Kai Schubert of Schubert winery, Martinborough, New Zealand is parachuting into the Conrad Koh Samui on March 24th and will be hosting an intimate wine dinner at the resorts fabulous modern Thai cuisine restaurant, Jahn. Read More >

Conrad Koh Samui Sets New Benchmark for Wine Appreciation among Thailand’s 5-star Resorts with Bespoke Wine Programme
Conrad Hilton Koh Samui

Conrad Koh Samui Sets New Benchmark for Wine Appreciation among Thailand’s 5-star Resorts with Bespoke Wine Programme

Top wine consultant successfully pairs world class wines with Thai cuisine at Koh Samui’s hottest new dining destination Read More >

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Wandering in Koh Samui Thailand – And Perfectly Dry!
Stunning view from the clifftop resort Conrad Hilton Koh Samui

The hottest (fashionably), driest and sunny holiday spot in the world this summer – the Conrad Koh Samui.

The Wandering Palate is wandering again, this time in Thailand, or more specifically, back in Koh Samui for the Conrad Koh Samui Grand Opening. Read More >

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Transport Etiquette in Koh Samui Thailand
Koh Samui rules of transportation

I was rather amused by this signage on the side of my transport to Koh Samui Airport. In case of any language issues, these clearly illustrated rules on boarding the transport ensure there is nothing lost in translation! There is a lot that one can do on this van come mini bus, but there’s also a lot of do not’s, the last one being rather explicit, if not an interesting take on a universally recognised sex position!!

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When Thai meets wine
A variety of Thai food

Cold beer is always good but there are several more sophisticated ways to partner this most popular of Asian cuisines, writes Curtis Marsh.

There is a great deal more complexity and flavor in Thai cooking than many other Asian cuisines and, contrary to perception, it can be paired successfully with wine.

I can fully relate to an ice-cold beer if you are eating at a stall in the sweltering heat of Bangkok. However, beer does not appease the chilli factor and, as the locals suggest, warm green tea is a better solution to extinguish the fire.

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