Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat March 31 2018

Fans of the fizz will have noticed in recent years, a wave of new and highly affordable sparkles flooding into New Zealand from the likes of Spain and Italy. Us New Zealanders, we love our sparkling wine and have always ranked highly on the ‘bubbles consumption per capita’ stakes. I’m not sure why that is, […]

Mas Candi Cava Brut Nature NV $23 (4 stars)

Cava is the Spanish version of Champagne, it’s made in exactly the same way and it’s the perfect way to welcome the cooling down of the seasons. This is a blend of 60% xarel.lo, 20% macabeo and 5% parellada, alongside 15% that’s comprised of other indigenous Penedès grape varieties. Maturation time of at least two […]

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