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The Wild Side of Central Otago

First Published on Robert Parker Wine Journal Dec 6 2016 There’s something about venison that brings out the hunger for the wild… read more

South African vineyard uses Indian runner ducks control pests sustainably

  Now this is my kind of sustainable pest control, ducks!! Check out article on Dominion Post online http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/80509549/south-african-vineyard-uses-indian-runner-ducks-control-pests-sustainably

Ipoh Dreaming… on a Chinese New Year’s Day

I have been coming to the town of Ipoh for almost 20 years now and yet it still remains an enigma to… read more

Marlborough Rising – Wellingtons other ‘local’ Wine Region

Reflecting on the brilliant and bountiful Wellington on a Plate festival held recently, I had the opportunity of frequenting the pop-up Match… read more

The Wandering Palate’s Groovy Cheese Board and Knives – A Great Christmas Gift Idea

It has become a longstanding tradition that our good friends from Hong Kong, John and Sandra, join us for Christmas Day lunch;… read more

Must-Have Wines of the Lunar Year
Must Have Wines of the Lunar Drinking Year 2009

These wines are the standouts of the 2009 lunar drinking year. Why the lunar year? Notwithstanding I reside in Asia, the nucleus… read more

Cambodia's Newspaper of Record
Artisan Wine

Many colleagues today bemoan that we are losing our true winemaking artisans to a kind of oenological ‘industrial revolution’, where wines are… read more

Richard the Great…Mate

Had lunch today at Nikau Cafe Wellington with my good buddy Richard Genn, legendary chef ex-Aman resorts and one of the best… read more

The Wandering Palate Cure for Jet Lag – Two Paddocks Riesling

One of wife’s work colleagues from the Toronto office was in Singapore for a lightening visit and came over to our place… read more

Noir – The Heart of Darkness

“Maya, Indian goddess of illusions, siren of shipwrecked sailors; if only you lactated Pinot Noir, you’d be perfect.”  Miles to Maya in… read more

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