Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

September 14, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018 $24 I’m going to make a call right now and suggest this is one of THE BEST VALUE pinot noirs available in the country right now. Incredibly plush, plucky and packed solid with cherry, raspberry, rhubarb flavours, buckets of spice, tantalising tannins, sneaky black tea layers and fabulous length … Read More

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 $23.90 Fish Tacos with tomatillo and avocado sauce Hands down the best thing you can possibly sip with these seriously spicy fish tacos, is the Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 ($23.90) It’s heaving with herbaceousness, lemongrass, white pepper and tarragon-infused terrificness. Sauvignon gris is … Read More

Unison Bumble Bee Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Unison Bumble Bee Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $24 Paired with :Crispy spiced onion fritter burgers with mango chutney in Dish Magazine Issue 93 No question, the best possible thing to put in your mouth after these superb burgers, is the Unison Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 ($24).  It’s a dry-styled pinot gris with buckets … Read More

Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) Paired in Dish Magazine Issue 93 with Kiwi lamb burgers I think it’s the instant aromatic hit of roasting pan juices, wild cherry and rhubarb which makes the Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) the absolute ducks nuts with these burgers. Spice-centric and soused with redcurrant and … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020

September 5, 2020By Yvonne

Instagram image here Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020  $21 This sensational new sauvignon from Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach’s Home vineyard on Baldwin Road is concrete evidence that the 2020 harvest was all kinds of excellent in their part of the world. Extremely fresh and packed with tropical intensity, crunchy citrus and cressy-herbaceousness it’s an excellent … Read More

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020 $33.99 Hop on the Google machine, type in ‘morganite’, and that, my friend is the colour-twin of this shiny-new, eye-poppingly pretty, certified organic rosé. Crafted by Ben Glover, from pinot noir fruit grown on their Dillons Point property in Marlborough, it’s a deliciously dry, mineral-powered spice-fest of a rosé that … Read More

Hunting Lodge Tennessee Red Hawke’s Bay Merlot Malbec 2019

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Hunting Lodge Project X Tennessee Red Hawke’s Bay Merlot Malbec 2019 $36 Well yippee ki yay, if it isn’t the deepest, darkest, inkiest red to hit my stirrups in ages.  The Project X is big, bold and muscular in all the right places, supersized into the realms of smoke and vanilla from being aged in … Read More

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 29, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $33 If you’re expecting a simple splash of bog-standard, sweet passionfruit, peach and par-for-the-course capsicum, then you’ve cruised into the wrong cul-de-sac, my friend. This wine is yellow diamond-bright and scented with oodles of lemongrassy intensity, layers of lemon and lime, buckets of basil and mountains of minerally, quartzy … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019

July 2, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019 $20.90 Paired with Sticky braised chicken with star anise, ginger and chilli in Issue 92 of dish Magazine The Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019 ($20.90) is the knees of the bees with this spice-heavy, sticky-braised bird and you need to try it tout suite! Perfumed with lanolin, ginger, … Read More

Moana Park Gimblett Road Merlot Malbec 2018

July 2, 2020By Yvonne

Moana Park Gimblett Road Merlot Malbec 2018 $25 Paired with Vegetable Shepherds Pie in Issue 92 of dish Magazine Take the vegetable love a step further by sipping the certified vegan Moana Park Gimblett Road Merlot Malbec 2018 ($25) with this pie perfection. Fleshy, ripe and rolling with robust berry and spice flavours, this warming, … Read More