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Elephant Hill – 10th anniversary vintage release celebration
Elephant Hill had a strong reputation for Syrah since its early days. I was sent a bottle of their Reserve Syrah 2018 to celebrate their 10th-annivers... Read more
JW Sommelier Consultant and his brand partners
Joe Wang is one of the sommeliers that have left full-time hospitality, who worked extensively as senior sommelier roles in high profile hotels, fine-... Read more
Q Wine – 2021 Pinot Gris & Rosé
Q Wine is the Waitaki Valley wine label of Jules Stephan who established a 5.5 ha vineyard on Grants Road in 2005. Planted to 4 ha Pinot Gris, 1.5 ha ... Read more
Valli – 2019 The ‘Goldilocks’ Vintage
A vintage you cannot miss! Find out more, watch my Instagram Live chat "Catch up over a glass of wine" with Grant Taylor on IGTV and read my reviews... Read more
Fancrest Estate – Estate Pinot Noir 2015
I was first introduced to Fancrest Estate by Stephen Wong MW at the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommit™, held in Hawke's Bay at the Paritua Winery in 20... Read more
BRILLA! Rosé Prosecco DOC 2020
BRILLA Rosé Prosecco DOC is as pleasing to the eyes as much as it is to taste. Its beautiful textural bottle with a sparkly label is reminiscent of d... Read more
Black Barn Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc 2020 and Rosé 2021
Photo credit: Brian Culy Photography Black Barn is an artisan winegrower, located just 5 minutes from the village of Havelock North in Hawke's Bay Wi... Read more
Mon Cheval – Current Releases
I've known Mon Cheval, a micro-producer in the Waipara Valley, for quite a few years and the 2010 La Char has always been one of my favourite Pinot No... Read more
Neck Of The Woods – Pinot Noir 2019
Neck of The Woods is the wine brand AJ Johnson started in 2016. AJ, who is also in the television industry, began his wine journey in the vineyard and... Read more
Dona Fatima – The Only Wine In The World Made From 100% Jampal
I recently received a Portuguese dry white for review which intrigued me very much. It’s a premium wine produced by MANZ, Portugal, a pioneer in th... Read more
Top 10 NZ Chardonnays
Queenstown tasting event tickets link : Wellington tasting e... Read more
Spade Oak – update
Spade Oak is one of the most innovative and exciting wine labels emerging from Gisborne. The Spade Oak wines come from the 16-hectare vineyard of Stev... Read more
Greywacke – Vintage 2018 Wild Sauvignon & Pinot Noir and 2017 Chardonnay
In 2009, Kevin Judd and his wife Kimberley established the Greywacke label. A living legend, Kevin’s fame of 25 years as founding winemaker at Cloud... Read more
Elephant Hill – the Estate range and their newest team members
Elephant Hill was established by the Weiss family in 2003 and released its first vintage since 2007. Over a relatively short period of time they’ve ... Read more
Matawhero Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 and Church House Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2020
Kirsten and Richard Searle purchased Matawhero Wines from New Zealand pioneer winemaker Denis Irwin (founder of Matawhero) in 2008. The Searles have a... Read more