Wine Kiwi Wanaka winos taking part in the Wanaka Challenge & raising funds for fantastic New Zealand conservation project Otago Kiwi Recovery Trust ... read more >
Looking down on the Villa Maria Seddon Vineyard and Awatere River Regular readers will have noticed a lack of new material on the Wandering Palate website over the last month, a direct consequence of ‘gone fishing’ in New Zealand; actually angling for pinot noir more than fish. ... read more >
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 >
More Duck Run In case you have not been following the Duck Run, the Wandering Palate was in Central Otago recently, staying with Nigel Greening, wine Jedi Master and proprietor of Felton Road. ... read more >
Nigel Greenings Wild Hare Pappardelle (shot by the chef himself up Mount Difficulty) It would be fair to say the extremes in temperature and environment don’t get any more diverse than holidaying on the beach the Datai Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia (6 º longitude N - just above the equator) to Wanaka (Lake), in the deep south of the South Island, ... read more >