Sacred Hill Hawke’s Bay Helmsman 2015 $80 (5 stars)

My first taste of this wine was a few years before the millennium and back then I was told the name represented something that led the way that stood ahead of the pack and steered you in the right direction. This new vintage lives up to its reputation of focus and drive. A Helmsman is […]

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, […]

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