Spade Oak Heart of Gold Gisborne Tempranillo Rosé $23 (4.5 stars)

This is such a pretty, trout-pink coloured wine in the glass and on the nose it bursts with raspberry marshmallow, watermelon and hints of cherry. There’s even a touch of creaming soda and tamarillo in there too. Succulent, saucy and served chilled with a bowl full of bhuja mix it’s just perfect. Or if you’re […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 3rd Feb 2018

You’re not in Montana now Doctor Ropata… Last week Bob Campbell MW, (one of New Zealand’s most influential and experienced wine commentators) discovered that the 2017 vintage of the iconic Montana Sauvignon Blanc was not (as it has been for decades) from Marlborough, not even from New Zealand in fact. It was from Australia. Australian […]

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