Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

November 1, 2022By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $26 Grown in Kim and Erica Crawford’s certified organic ‘Woolshed’ block, located in the Lower Dashwood area of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this sauvignon is one of my favourites from their fifteen-year history. Why? Because it’s so gently delicious and soothing. It graciously unfurls fresh-cut herbs, plucky passionfruit, peachy tones and … Read More

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

May 27, 2021By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $22 This certified organic gris drives down the dry side of the street and leaves a cloud of nashi, jazz apple, quince and a sprinkle of nutmeg in it’s wake. Crisp, clean and flooded with character, it’s a great little example from the talents of Kim and Erica Crawford, grown … Read More

Loveblock Organic Riesling 2012

December 1, 2015By Yvonne

Loveblock Organic Riesling 2012 $25 ★★★★ Aroma-wise, this wine is leaning into that mealy, biscuit-like, kerosene character and yet when you sip, it is bright and banging with lime, mandarin and crunchy apple flavours.  It’s a wine that has two totally different sides and I like that – the length of flavour is impressive too. … Read More

Loveblock Noble Chenin Blanc 2014

December 1, 2015By Yvonne

Loveblock Noble Chenin Blanc 2014 500ml $29 ★★★★★ Here’s the thing.  Do not under any circumstances attempt to drink this wine if you know that you’re in possession of untreated tooth decay or cavities of any description.  At over 230g/l residual sugar and 12g/l titrateable acidity, this sticky-sweet treat is dangerously delicious.  Golden-bronze in the … Read More

Under $25 Treats…

August 11, 2013By Yvonne

Like most people who enjoy a glass of wine or two on a daily basis, I really have to watch my wallet when it comes to buying bottles during the week.  $15 is my ballpark budget most days, but when the weekend rolls around I can always find an excuse to squeeze an extra ten … Read More


May 16, 2013By Yvonne

NEW LOVE ON THE BLOCK Years ago, when I was just starting out in this business, I remember attending a snazzy wine tasting event in Auckland.  I was desperately trying (and failing) to look professional while struggling to hold my laughably large handbag, my pen, my notebook, my dictaphone and my wine glass.  I was … Read More