Pinot at Cloudy Bay and Pinot to Ponder…

After more than ten years of trying without success to get a seat at the annual Pinot at Cloudy Bay event I was beginning to think it was just my destiny to forever fail.  The first year I was about to pop my cheque in the post when the phone rang.  “Congratulations, you’re pregnant,” announced […]

Twin Islands Marlborough Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV

Twin Islands Marlborough Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV $20  One of my favourite local sparkling wines full stop.  Lovely aromas of rising dough, almond meal and lemon pith.  With delicate bead and a vibrant mousse it is rich and mouthfilling, dry yet wholly satisfying.  Beautifully balanced with great persistence of flavour – make sure you […]

Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 $25  A lip-smackingly lovely sauvignon which oozes fresh passionfruit, lemon verbena, passionfruit, grass clippings and fresh basil aromas and tangy, tropical, old-school ‘Jungle Juice’ flavours which make it a fantastic match with steamed mussels slathered in garlic and parsley cream.  For more info visit    

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