Wild River Dry Pinot Gris 2011

Wild River Dry Pinot Gris 2011 $14.99 ★★★½ Made by Mt. Brown Vineyards in Waipara, this is a crunchy, dry white with clean pear and apple skin characters and some interesting spicy flavours and a mineral-driven finish.  Available from www.finewinedelivery.co.nz      

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 […]

An Escarpment Escapade…

One of my biggest fears when I first started judging at wine shows was that I’d have to sit next to a famous wine person and be expected to converse in a clever and intellectual manner.  So when Larry McKenna himself sidled up as I stood at the bain marie attempting to grab a greasy […]

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