Wine Column for Week beginning Sat 29 July 2017

I think anybody can become a great wine taster with training, but some people will always have a very distinct advantage.  I’m talking about the people who always stop to sniff the flowers and taste everything put in front of them. Adventurous people who are naturally tuned into their senses, will always find it easier […]

Flying Sheep Hawke’s Bay Sangiovese 2013 $35 (4 stars)

Crafted by the clever kids over at Osawa Wines in Hawke’s Bay’s Maraekakaho district, this is a lithe, lovely, local example of an Italian classic, which boasts buckets of red cherry, redcurrant and raspberry, all wrapped up in an earthy, suede-like texture on the finish.  Juicy, yet dry and smoky, it’s maturing nicely and just […]

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