Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Malbec Rosé 2017 $25 (5 stars)

Crafted from 100% Malbec, this is an incredibly juicy, mouthwatering rosé that smells like pomegranate, wild provençal herbs, redcurrant and a hint of pepper.  Crisp, crunchy and darn gorgeous not only to sip, but the bottle looks like money right?  I love how long this lingers on the palate – it’s a beautifully-made wine indeed. […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat Nov 25th 2017

The man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the New Zealand wine industry, the man lovingly referred to as the high wizard of wine writing, the Gandalf of good grog-buying if you will, is Michael Cooper.  And this week he’s released the 2018 Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines, the 25th edition.  Twenty fifth!  I think […]

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