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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 >

The Austrian’s are Coming
Austria - Eckberg vineyards in winter (picture credit - AWMB / Harry Schiffer)

Austria - Eckberg vineyards in winter (picture credit - AWMB / Harry Schiffer)

The Singapore Austrian Wine Festival 2012 programme is shaping up to be one of the year’s most compelling wine and food events with a diverse and enticing line-up of events spread across a cornucopia of cuisines and top restaurants. Read More >

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The Royal Visit: French wine royalty to visit Song Saa Private Island
Song Saa Island

Here’s some exciting news for food and wine lovers all over the world.

The King of the Sancerre, a French region renowned for the purity and elegance of its wines, is coming to Cambodia’s only luxury island resort to host a series of exclusive tastings and culinary events alongside Wine Master Darren Gall and Executive Chef Neil Wager. Read More >

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Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2012
Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2012

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 and food enthusiasts to experience Central Otago’s best wine, cuisine and sights.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 – November 17th Parties
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Its Beaujolais Nouveau release time again folks, with two parties organised for Singapore this year on November 17th, which happens to coincide with the Wandering Palates birthday!

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Villa Maria Wine Dinner With Charlotte Read
Villa Maria wine dinner Singapore

Dinner with Villa Maria’s Charlotte Read

Table at 7 – Wednesday 19th October, from 7.30 pm – $132++

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Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Canapés

Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2010
Boston lobster salad with white asparagus & citrus confit yuzu dressing

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Viognier 2010
Warm smoked ocean trout on daikon fresh wasabi & chive dressing

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Robert Parker in Asia 2011 Hong Kong
Robert Parker in Asia 2011 Hong Kong

Event Highlights

“Demystifying Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate”
Exclusive Master Class and Guided Blind Tasting led by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and Neal Martin with Robert Parker Guest appearance.
Grand Ballroom, Aberdeen Marina Club – 2pm to 4.30pm Wednesday 9th November

Up Close & Personal Dinner with Robert Parker
Restaurant Petrus, Island Shangri-La – 7pm to 10pm Wednesday 9th November

“Les Fruits de La Vigne” Dinner with Neal Martin, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
Function Room, Aberdeen Marina Club – 7pm to 10pm Thursday 10th November


Event Details

Exclusive Master Class and Guided Blind Tasting 9th Nov, Aberdeen Marina Club – 200 pax

  • Guided blind tasting of 5 brackets of 2 wines, old & young vintages for each, from key regions The Wine Advocate writes about & discussion on how they review wines.
  • Wines featured: Château Lafite Rothschild & Harlan Estate 1998-2006, Château Haut Brion & Moss Wood 2001-2008, Château Suduiraut 1975-2001.

Up Close & Personal Dinner with Robert Parker 9th Nov, Restaurant Petrus – 20 pax

  • Robert Parker to sit at a single table with 20 guests, discussing the current state of the wine market and current trends in investment worthy wines.
  • Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée served on arrival, then 9 of the world’s most incredible wines are to be matched in pair with tailor made Gastronomic 8-Course Menu from Michelin-starred Petrus, Island Shangri-La.
  • Wines featured: Château de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin 98, Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 78, Dominus Estate 94, Château Cheval Blanc 90, Château La Mission Haut-Brion 82, Château Lafite Rothschild 86, Petrus 89, Château Latour 61, Château d’Yquem 75

“Les Fruits de La Vigne” Dinner 10th Nov, Aberdeen Marina Club – 50 pax

  • “Les Fruits de la Vigne”, or a unique Fine Wine Dining Experience, is Hermitage Wines’ annual Signature Wine Dinner Event; it combines in the same event Top Wine Critics, Top Fine Wines (2 brackets of 3 wines) and Top Chef.
  • For this 2011 Edition in Hong Kong, “Les Fruits de la Vigne” will be hosted by Neal Martin & Lisa Perrotti-Brown of The Wine Advocate and they will give commentary throughout the Dinner.
  • Wines featured: Château de Beaucastel (pending) & Château Haut Brion 89-96-03

Official Website: parkerinasia.com

Steven Spurrier 70th Birthday Bash – Singapore
Steven Spurriers 70th celebration at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Steven Spurrier was in town this week for ongoing Singapore Airlines wine selection tastings (he’s been doing it for 22 years!), along with panel colleagues Michael Hill-Smith MW and Jeannie Cho-Lee MW.

As it turned out, it was the perfect opportunity to raise a glass to Spurrier’s innings, 70 not out. Spurrier was in good form and looks nothing like 70,  as he quipped when someone asked if there were going to be more parties, which came out the wrong way, as in meaning other 70th celebrations, he replied, “I’m hoping a least another 10 and 80 is a good number”!

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Larry McKenna & Rudi Bauer – two of the all-time greats of NZ Pinot!
Quartz Reef Vineyard - Bendigo - Central Otago

A tasting at the Prince Wine Store that Melbourne wine enthusiasts should not miss; two of the most influential, if not mavericks, of Antipodean pinot noir, in the one room. I would suggest you are in for a good doss of humour as much as enlightenment on the evolution of these benchmark wineries moreover, highlighting the distinction between two very different terroirs and wine regions.

To read more on Rudi Bauer http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/new-world-pinot-noir/new-zealand%E2%80%99s-quiet-achiever-rudi-bauer-quartz-reef/

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