Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

December 30, 2019By Yvonne

Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 ($34.99) Paired with Pacifica Chicken Burgers in the NZ Herald Canvas Magazine 18.1.2020 I love me a chicken burger and given the chance I will always opt for a ripe, rumpty, roast peach-packed example to sip as I snack.  Right now, the Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay … Read More

Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017

December 30, 2019By Yvonne

Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017 $35rrp Reviewed in NZ Herald Canvas Magazine and paired with Banh Mi Burgers Add extra vavoom to the viciously good Vietnamese flavours in this Bánh Mì burger by pairing it with the organically grown awesomeness of the Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017 … Read More

de la terre Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016

December 19, 2019By Yvonne

de la terre Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016 $40 Ex- Church Road winemaker Tony Prichard has sourced the fruit for this beautifully balanced blockbuster from his tiny, Hill Country Estate vineyard, up on Te Mata Peak. The super-ripe, ultra-clean grapes were 100% handpicked and 100% barrel fermented with a mixture of wild and inoculated yeasts … Read More

Moana Park Hawke’s Bay Blanc de Blanc NV

December 12, 2019By Yvonne

Moana Park Hawke’s Bay Blanc de Blanc NV  $24.99 While the print on the label did remind me of a B&B bedspread and the brown writing is all a bit 1990’s wedding invitation, once that cork is popped, it’s all modern class and style. Scented with almond, lemon shortbread and cream, there’s an underlying bagel … Read More

Mission Estate Hawke’s Bay Reserve Old Vine Semillon 2018

December 2, 2019By Yvonne

Mission Estate Hawke’s Bay Reserve Old Vine Semillon 2018 ($29) Paired with Zucchini and Cherry Tomato Nicoise Salad in Canvas Sat Dec 7th 2019 No sooner had I read this recipe, I hurtled to the supermarket to get the ingredients because I had the perfect wine.  The Mission Estate Hawke’s Bay Reserve Old Vine Semillon … Read More

Brookfields Reserve Vintage 2019 Cabernet Merlot 2015

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Steak sandwiches – paired in dish Summer 2020 If you are paying strict attention to the condition of your steaks for these sandwiches, you’d want to have a darn lovely red wine to nuzzle alongside them, right?  That’s where the Brookfields Reserve Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Merlot 2015 ($59) sneaks up and snares you from the … Read More

Vidal Soler Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Quick seafood stew – matched in dish Magazine 2019 Straight away I’m hurling myself toward a ripe, rumpty, roasty, toasty, slightly smoky chardonnay to chip away at whilst sampling this sensational stew.  The Vidal Soler Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 ($34.99) has a rich, smoky tone layered with citrus and caramelized spices, a heavyweight amongst its … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Blistered Bread Beans and Haloumi with Tzatziki Well hang my knickers on the line and call me KZ7.  If the combination of these blistered beans and the mind-bendingly tasty Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 ($19) doesn’t have you sailing into the stratosphere then I don’t know what will.  Crisp nashi, quince and … Read More

Pask Instinct Bud Burst Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Grilled Fish with Caper and Red Onion dressing – dish magazine summer 2020 Righto.  Get your skates on to secure yourself a bottle of the new Pask Instinct Bud Burst Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($16.95) immediately.  Sauvignon blanc with fish is a no-brainer, however the piquancy of the red onion and caper dressing means you … Read More

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019 $20 If you closed your eyes in the moment you lift the glass to your nose, you’d almost smell the Mediterranean Sea.  A hint of crushed oyster shells, splashed with watermelon, raspberry and the juice of wild cherries blended with pink peppercorns assails the senses.  Grown by … Read More