Canvas Drinks Matches Saturday August 20th 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (California chicken burger) Wither Hills Single Vineyard Benmorven Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($28) Planted 21 years ago, this small-scale, north-facing site has been producing certified organic fruit since its conversion in 2009, and certified sensational chardonnay since ages ago. Crafted by winemaker Matt Large, it’s a rich yet elegantly structured stonefruit-and-smoke-soaked chardonnay that … Read More

Canvas Magazine Matches Saturday September 4th 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne’s picks … (Moroccan Eggy Sausages) Askerne Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2018 ($22) Get the biggest, most swirlable glass you’ve got and launch into these meaty treats while glugging this ripe, saucy, berry-driven, flavour-crammed cabernet franc. Licked with smoke, pepper and drenched in dark plum and currant flavours, it’s a smooth, plush, fleshy red that … Read More

Weekend Wine Reviews 29th May 2021

June 8, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021   Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant … Read More

Canvas Magazine Matches Saturday 29th May 2021

May 30, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021 Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant and … Read More

Canvas Magazine Matches May 22 2021

May 26, 2021By Yvonne

Matches for Annabel May 23 2021 Canvas   Wild pork( or duck) rillettes Misty Cove Wines ‘Waihopai’ Limited Release Marlborough White Blend 2020 ($29) Well, I’ll be hogtied and hornswoggled and all sorts of other ‘h’ words — this blend of gewürztraminer, grüner veltliner, and riesling is what I’ve been searching for ALL year! This … Read More

Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column for Saturday 8th September 2018

August 28, 2018By Yvonne

Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column for Saturday 8th September 2018 It’s Saturday, time to get fizzicle… Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Blanc de Blancs Methode Traditionnelle 2013 $75  Normally when I sip a bit of sparkling I’m all laughter, smiles, clinking my glass and yet as soon as I’d wrapped my lips around this new release, I … Read More

Baby Doll Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 $18.99

August 22, 2018By Yvonne

Named after a breed of miniature sheep designed to keep his vineyards nicely manicured in the manner of living lawnmowers, Peter Yealands’ winemaking team has crafted a simple pinot noir that’s spicy upfront, holds some pleasant-enough fruit and has a smooth, refreshing finish. Uncomplicated easiness. Sip with: Red onion, pumpkin and feta tart. www.glengarrywines.co.nz

Misha’s Vineyard Cantata Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 $30

August 21, 2018By Yvonne

A ‘cantata’ is a word for a vocal piece accompanied by an instrumental. A song basically. But this Olly Masters-made pinot noir from the vertigo-inducing slopes of Bendigo is definitely singing a more complex tune. Pale berry-coloured and scented with baked cherry and wild strawberries, it’s a fresh, frisky, spice-laced sip with grippy tannins and … Read More

Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column for August 18 2018

August 18, 2018By Yvonne

Pinot noir can be indulgent, spicy or just plain simple – just like my choice of frock of a weekend actually… Urbn Vino Reserve ‘The Writers Block’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 $50 Brendan Seal first heard of urban wineries whilst working as a winemaker in the USA and he immediately thought Dunedin would be … Read More