Canvas Drinks matches Sept 11th 2021

September 17, 2021By Yvonne

Canvas Drinks matches Sept 11th 2021   Frittata muffins Now I know Annabel says these frittata muffins are a great way to get veg into kids, but they’re also a great way to get the Hunting Lodge Expressions Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 ($23.99) into grownups. The sweetness of the kumara, cheesiness of the cheese and … Read More

Canvas Drinks Matches Saturday 10th July 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (Tuna Nicoise sandwich) Pinot noir and tuna are like love and marriage even when they’re in a sandwich. So treat yourself to a large goblet of Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 ($48) to celebrate its spectacular compatibility with salty, oily, Nicoise niceness. Slippery-smooth, spice-saturated and wildly aromatic, Kevin Judd’s new pinot noir is stacked … Read More

Canvas Drinks Matches Saturday 17th July 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (Seafood Sambal) As a child, I was certain that quicksand was going to be a bigger issue in my life than it actually is. Who’d have thought that the thing that’d save me from many a sludgy situation would be gewurztraminer? I’m loving the Linden Estate Hawke’s Bay Gewurztraminer 2020 ($20) because it’s one … Read More

Canvas Drinks Matches Saturday 24th July 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (Lemongrass and Chilli Beef) When beef is boosted by a whack of chilli and lashings of lemongrass, step away from the cabernet and pick up a bottle of the shiny new and ludicrously lush Church Road Grand Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 ($37) instead. Winemaker Chris Scott was finally let loose on some … Read More

Drinks List Review Botswana Butchery July 15 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

BOTSWANA BUTCHERY DRINKS LIST If you can’t find something to slake your thirst in the 24-page-long list at Botswana Butchery, then that’s a headscratcher. Of the 10 cocktail options, I’m all over the Cobra Kai (12yo Chivas, lemon, strawberry and rosemary) but Dry July-ers should investigate the three stylish-sounding mocktails, for sure. There’s also 0 … Read More

Top wine and beer picks for Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne Lorkin’s top wine and beer picks for Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2021 5 Jun, 2021  By: Yvonne Lorkin Ah, we’ve reached the Queen’s Birthday side of the year. The ducks are quacking, the stags are on the roar, mushrooms are mushrooming and the days of foraging for figs and feijoas are finished. Daylight saving is also long … Read More

Restaurant Drinks List Review Siso Bar August 12 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

SISO BAR & EATERY DRINKS LIST Of the six Champagnes on the list, only one (Perrier-Jouet, $20) is available by the glass but you could kick things off with a perfectly delicious glass of Deutz or a $13 flute of prosecco. The rosés by the glass are supermarket standard issue (Wither Hills, Church Road, Mt … Read More

Canvas Drinks Matches Sat August 27th 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (Overnight Buttery Brioche) Rock Ferry Central Otago Brut Rosé 2016 ($55) Crafted by Allan McWilliams, this certified organic bottle of rose-gold gorgeousness is a beyond beautiful match with this fluffy, buttery brioche. With subtle aromas of berry bagel dough, crushed almonds and lemon pith and a lick of Shrewsbury biscuit and flavours … Read More

Canvas Drinks Matches Saturday August 20th 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (California chicken burger) Wither Hills Single Vineyard Benmorven Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($28) Planted 21 years ago, this small-scale, north-facing site has been producing certified organic fruit since its conversion in 2009, and certified sensational chardonnay since ages ago. Crafted by winemaker Matt Large, it’s a rich yet elegantly structured stonefruit-and-smoke-soaked chardonnay that … Read More

Canvas Magazine Matches Saturday September 4th 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (Moroccan Eggy Sausages) Askerne Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2018 ($22) Get the biggest, most swirlable glass you’ve got and launch into these meaty treats while glugging this ripe, saucy, berry-driven, flavour-crammed cabernet franc. Licked with smoke, pepper and drenched in dark plum and currant flavours, it’s a smooth, plush, fleshy red that … Read More