Alpha Domus Hawke’s Bay The Navigator 2014 $32 (4.5 stars)

Close your eyes and imagine this wine being a shiny, skintight, leopard print suit inside chunky, glittery platform boots. It’s David Lee Roth in a bottle basically. Suspended on wires above an arena, belting out ‘Jump!’ It’s a slick, masculine, Hollywood wine that’s impenetrably dark and doused with blackberry, plum, boysenberry and voluptuously spicy characters. […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 2 June 2018

When it comes to convincing humans to buy things, author Simon Sinek’s states “There are only two ways to influence human behaviour. You can manipulate it or you can inspire it”. So why don’t more wine producers do the ‘inspiring’ and not the discounting? It’s so depressing, because it’s rampant in the industry I love. […]

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