Altaya Wines, Hong Kong are holding a Pinot Noir master class and dinner with a host of top producers attending and guided by Debra Meiburg MW, in Hong Kong on June 9th, see below and visit ... read more >
There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the challenge and exhilaration of competition, whether you’re watching or playing. Then there are those who simply enjoy a hit, inhaling the fresh air, soaking up the scenery, exercising the body and brain - socialising, eating... drinking. In absoluteness, ... read more >
With Christmas only weeks away now, it’s that time where indecisions on present buying start turning into panic, particularly for friends and relatives abroad and you know you have to get that parcel off in the post pronto. ... read more >
Domiciled for Christmas festivities, no sooner had the turkey digested The Wandering Palate was in peripatetic mode, Melbourne bound and yearning for a food fix. Alas, we forgot about the great Australian shutdown with practically every decent restaurant in Melbourne closed for an extended holiday over Christmas and New Year. ... read more >
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Part 7 of the series My time here in Burgundy has exposed me to many new ideas and debunked many of my initial beliefs about how wine should be done. Burgundy is indeed a land which does things contrary to most wineries I find in the new world. ... read more >
The Wandering Palate is gloating in his moment of stardom... being ‘guest DJ on the Two Paddocks ‘Team Top 10 Tunes’, following some tough acts from Willem Dafoe, Stephen Fry, Liam Neeson OBE, Toni Collette, Alan Rickman, Jancis Robinson MW, to mention a few... yes, I know not very modest of me but you have self-promote yourself these days as ... read more >
November 17th – recovery day and a slow recovery at that when you are a peg off a half century. I had a most enjoyable birthday with the day entailing lunch at The Stomping Ground, Singapore newest wine bar, with two of the greatest pinot noir legends in America, Jim Clendenon from Au Bon Climat and David Graves from Saintsbury. ... read more >
Our Cambodian correspondent, Darren Gall, tells a fascinating story of an Australian maverick winemaker building water wells for the poor in Cambodia and Sichuan province in China. ... read more >
Day 17: 13/10/2011 - Another Cold Spell There wasn’t much going on today due to the sudden return of the rainy weather. It was freezing cold. Temperature has dropped to seven degrees. In fact, weather was so bad, none of the pickers worked today so they were put on bottling duties. Over at our end, we decided to take some ... read more >
Day Ten: The Coming of Autumn 05/10/2011 Autumn has already arrived. You can tell be the falling of the leaves from the trees and the browning of them on the vines. It is starting to get cold too and harder to stay out of bed. As part of the routine, I made my way to the winery and tasted each ... read more >