Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Albarino 2016 $22 (3.5 stars)

Guillaume Thomas & Esther Smith are two of the nicest new wine growers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. They’re young, ultra-industrious and always gun for the best.  They’ve planted a tiny little vineyard high up on the Waimarama Road and turn out stunning examples of wine like this local incarnation of the spanish classic. […]

Wine column week commencing 10th June, 2017

We are really fortunate in New Zealand to have a great number of wine distributors and importers, who do an excellent job of selecting interesting and groovy wines from around the world for us to enjoy in our restaurants and choose at retail.  Kiwis are naturally curious, we love experiencing the wild and wonderful stuff […]

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