Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2019

June 15, 2022By Yvonne

Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2019 $19.99 Grown in the famous Gimblett Gravels subregion, this meaty malbec is packed with bright berries, juicy cherry and plum notes, soft peppery spices and a smooth, easy, velvety finish. whisky online

Must’ve happened in a Pask life…

October 25, 2012By Yvonne

Pask’s got the Power! New life is being injected into the 30 year old CJ Pask brand with the addition of pinot noir from Martinborough and aromatics from Marlborough in a move that has made General Manager and Winemaker Kate Radburnd very happy. “I first met ex-top dressing pilot Chris Pask when he supplied grapes … Read More

Maude Riesling Named Supreme Champion

October 11, 2012By Yvonne

Maude, Mt Maude Vineyard, East Block Riesling has been awarded the Supreme Champion Wine In Show Trophy at the Avenues International Aromatic Wine Competition, which is celebrating ten years of competition in 2012. Mt Maude is a family-owned vineyard located just outside of Wanaka in Central Otago. The vineyard was created by winemaking couple Sarah-Kate and Dan … Read More

Stonecroft 30th Anniversary Shindig!

October 3, 2012By Yvonne

An interesting wee invitation popped into my inbox from the lovely Andria Monin from Stonecroft in Hawke’s Bay “We will be celebrating Stonecroft’s 30th anniversary at Labour Weekend. As you know, since we took over at Stonecroft in 2010 we have held an Annual Vintage Sale at Labour Weekend, where we have brought out some … Read More

Pinot at Cloudy Bay and Pinot to Ponder…

September 30, 2012By Yvonne

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 … Read More

Try a kiwi version of a Spanish classic with Rick Stein’s Stew…

September 26, 2012By Yvonne

Rick Stein’s Spain on FoodTV   (new to food tv) TUESDAYS 12.30pm, 4.30pm & 8.30pm  Much as I love my father and my stepfather, for years I’ve harboured hope that one day my mother would marry Rick Stein.  His manner is always so warm and effortlessly cheerful and there’s just something about him that makes you … Read More

Sauvignon Fans Ahoy!

September 24, 2012By Yvonne

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last week or so would you have missed the news that The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2011 by Marisco Vineyards won the International Trophy for ‘Best in Show Sauvignon Blanc Under £10’ at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London.  This is good news for two reasons, … Read More

Cloudy Bay Aroma Wine Garden Created to Savour Scarce Vintage

September 21, 2012By Yvonne

The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is classic Cloudy Bay. Lifted and punchy aromatics presented in an elegant and sophisticated fashion, the 2012 vintage has great balance and poise, showing a delicious core of lime-­‐citrus flavour and a fresh, crisp acid structure. 25% less Sauvignon Blanc was produced in Marlborough this year due to the lowest temperature … Read More


September 12, 2012By Yvonne

CRUMBS!  WE ARE UP TO EPISODE 5 ALREADY – WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?? Tonight it’s Wairau – Wai not? 9.30pm tonight on FoodTV We crisscross the country with Mr Million-Miles-An-Hour Dr John Forrest and get all medieval on it with the lads from Renaissance Brewing.  Old Mout Cider is on our radar – and … Read More