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Marlborough’s 2022 Vintage – Balancing Act
Flexibility required for vintage 2022 Marlborough’s 2022 vintage was “edge-of-your-seat” stuff, with higher yields, inclement weather and the i... Read more
Escarpment “Prince of Pinot” Larry McKenna To Retire
30 Under $30 Best Wines – 2022
Over the last couple of years, we have all looked for comfort wherever possible. Due to the pandemic, many have opted for home deliveries, buying dire... Read more
Paraland – Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018 & South Australia Shiraz 2019
Paraland™ is new to New Zealand recently landed on our shore. Paraland™ is located in South Australia with 65 hectares of vineyard, annual produc... Read more
A snapshot of Wairarapa
I paid a quick visit to the Wairarapa wine region while I was in the area for a family holiday end of January. Thanks to Wairarapa Wines organised a s... Read more
Champagne Cru New Zealand – newest Champagne importer
Champagne Cru - the newest Champagne importer in NZ. Seven months in the making, finally in October 2021 the first shipment landed, just before Christ... Read more
Teitei Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 – A Wine for a good cause
Winemaker & viticulturist Alejandra Ruiz Lagos produced 70 dozens of Teitei Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 for a good cause. "Connecting vines to wi... Read more
Nga Waka – Vintage 2020 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Nga Waka is a well-established name in Martinborough, situated on State Highway 53; on the way to Martinborough Square. Founded in 1988, currant owner... Read more
Top 10 Rosé 2021
Echoing NZ Rosé Day on 5th Feb, I've selected my Top 10 Rosé and put them in the spotlight and a couple of Rosé All Day tasting events* at The Wine... Read more
Top White – Pinot Gris / Aromatics
There are six Pinot Gris in this lineup; it happens that I have picked three wines from the Waitaki region, three different vintages, all different in... Read more
Top White – Riesling
New Zealand Riesling has always been a favourite of mine; unfortunately, it's very over-shadowed by Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, other ... Read more
Top White 2021 – Sauvignon Blanc
I've tasted over a thousand wines in 2021; undoubtedly, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most tasted white varieties and still amaze me. Sauvignon Blanc ... Read more – Newest label from Wairarapa
Raphael and Christine Burki are Wairarapa's newest wine label and cellar door B. wine creators and owners. The Swiss-born Kiwi couple travels back and... Read more
Maori Point – Estate Pinot Noir 2019
Dr John Harris and Dr Marilyn planted Māori Point Vineyard in 2002, on Maori Point Road at the end of Lake Dunstan, close to Terras in Cromwell. Matt... Read more
Black Barn – Sangiovese 2020
I don't get to taste Sangiovese from NZ often, so I was pretty excited when I received Black Barn Sangiovese 2020 for review. There are about a handfu... Read more