Wearable Arts, William Shatner and a Rhone from Home…

September 12, 2014By Yvonne

Your own WOW Factor Last week I wrote about the commemorative Wearable Arts Awards bottles of new Brancott Estate wines that were now available. This week I’ve stumbled across a never-done-before Wearable Arts crowd-sourced experiment spearheaded by designer extraordinaire David Trubridge. Supported by WOW sponsors Brancott Estate, Trubridge is working on a ‘mystery wearable artwork’ … Read More

Ata Rangi Petrie

June 7, 2011By Yvonne

Ata Rangi Petrie Chardonnay (Wairarapa) 2008 $27 ****1/2 A lovely, clean chardonnay that in addition to hints of nutmeg, grapefruit pith and shortbread on the nose, has juicy stonefruit flavours, bracing acidity and minerality on the palate and a slippery-smooth nutty finish.  If you’re a scallop wrapped in bacon I’d be very afraid…  

Ata Rangi Craighall

June 7, 2011By Yvonne

Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2007 $40 ***** Like a chrysanthemum unfolding a hundred perfect petals, this wine opens up a whole new world for your tastebuds as it oozes ripe grapefruit, toasty oak and concentrated mealy, peachy flavours.  Made from old Martinborough vines, the Craighall cements itself as one of New Zealand’s Super Classics – … Read More