Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column July 21 2018

July 10, 2018By Yvonne

Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column July 21 2018 If the words ‘crazy whites’ conjures up Trumpy connotations, quickly rejig the phrase to ‘crazy good whites’ and you’ll calmly enter the world of this weeks’ wines… Obsidian Reserve Waiheke Island Viognier 2015 $48  I first sipped this wine while listening to the album Raising Sand, by Robert … Read More

Sweet and Low..

November 13, 2013By Yvonne

Scarred by memories of clinging to the toilet bowl after one too many Marque Vues in the sun one troublesome, teenage summer, I thought my taste for sweet, fizzy wine had died a dreary death in recent decades. But the warming of the soil and the blossoming of spring flowers has sparked a desire deep … Read More

Millton Vineyard Muskats @ Dawn 2011

December 17, 2011By Yvonne

With a striking bottle design featuring a silver crown seal and an exclusive Kate Sylvester print on the label, Millton Vineyard’s Muskats @ Dawn 2011 ($22)  is a “biologically produced” pearler from Gisborne which I hear was the surprise hit of the local wine and food festival this year.  “We couldn’t keep up with demand – it … Read More