Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

July 24, 2011By Yvonne

Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 $25  A lip-smackingly lovely sauvignon which oozes fresh passionfruit, lemon verbena, passionfruit, grass clippings and fresh basil aromas and tangy, tropical, old-school ‘Jungle Juice’ flavours which make it a fantastic match with steamed mussels slathered in garlic and parsley cream.  For more info visit    

Food Matching Mistakes and Space Age Wines

July 22, 2011By Yvonne

When it comes to food and wine matching, my less-than-lithe figure can testify to years of experience, happily most of it good.  Like the incredible, tongue-melting experience that was the John Forrest Collection Marlborough Chardonnay 2006 and seared scallops straight from the Sounds; or the wordless wonder that is a disc of foie gras atop … Read More

Cheap and not so cheerful

July 13, 2011By Yvonne

Even if you’re only drinking the occasional glass of wine with dinner, the acidity and tannins will play havoc with your enamel. However in my job, where I’m tasting a couple of dozen wines a week (or up to a hundred wines a day if I’m judging), it’s like I’ve declared all-out war on my … Read More

Fair suck of the sav’ mate!

June 9, 2011By Yvonne

New Zealand wines banned from entering leading Australian wine shows… In a case of fair suck of the sav’, some of New Zealand’s leading wineries have been refused permission to enter their wines in the upcoming Royal Hobart Wine Show according to an article written by Giles Hine of Royal Hobart’s reason for their … Read More