Foxes Island Artist Series 2014 Release La Lapine & Pinot Noir

August 10, 2023By Yvonne

It’s not every day you get to taste 9yo Marlborough sauvignon blanc and pinot noir – but if the opportunity presents itself then leap on it I say! Foxes Island has just released The Artist Series – two limited edition library wines designed to profile a talented local artist but also to raise funds to … Read More

Colere Fractal Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

August 7, 2023By Yvonne

Colere Fractal Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $60 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s – Mushroom Risotto recipe in the NZ Herald Canvas Magazine Aug 12 2023. If you’re considering pairing anything other than pinot noir with a mushroom risotto then I’m afraid we can’t be friends. Just jokes. But not really. In fact I’d urge you toward … Read More

Black Cottage Marlborough Rosé 2023

August 3, 2023By Yvonne

Black Cottage Marlborough Rosé 2023 $16-$20 Crafted by winemaker Sanna Stander from a mystery selection of Marlborough-grown grapes, this brand new rosé roars with crisp, crunchy freshness, layers of redcurrant, watermelon and a razzle of raspberry. Dry, mineral-laced, zesty to sip and just the knees of the bees with slivers of salty prosciutto. Black Cottage

Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Gris 2023

August 3, 2023By Yvonne

Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Gris 2023 $17-19 Shiny-new and saturated with Pacific Rose apple aromatics, freshly ground baking spices, racy acidity and showing some gum-tingling textures to boot. Nashi niceness washes across the mid-palate and extends into the finish which leaves behind a comet’s tail of minerality. Clean, vibrant and energetic. Black Cottage

Forrest The Doctors’ Marlborough Riesling 2022

July 30, 2023By Yvonne

Forrest The Doctors’ Marlborough Riesling 2022 $20-$22 No sooner will your first sip slip down your pipe than you’ll understand why this racy riesling consistently brings home shiny gold medals and 5 star ratings. Boasting lipsmacking green apple goodness and layers of lime sorbet and lemonade, it’s roars in the flavour department, yet whispers seductively … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Riesling 2022

July 19, 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Riesling 2022 $32 A wise person recently wrote that it doesn’t take much to make her happy. Six meals a day. Ten hours sleep. Decent yoga pants, complete solitude, and no social obligations whatsoever. I would, however, add ‘a bottle of Zephyr riesling’ to the list. Why? Because it’s crafted from fruit … Read More

Rock Ferry Organic Marlborough Brut Pinot Blanc 2020

July 17, 2023By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Organic Marlborough Brut Pinot Blanc 2020 $35 Now this is something you don’t see every day. Rare, unusual and super-exciting, a tiny block of organic pinot blanc (a mutation of pinot noir) was hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed to retain its delicacy, gently fermented in stainless steel to capture its signature white florals and citrus … Read More

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

July 17, 2023By Yvonne

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $29 From the first sniff and sip you’ll know that this isn’t just any old Marlborough sauvignon oh no. With a gently smoky scent garnered from cool barrel fermentation in older oak with wild yeasts, this Rapaura-grown sauvignon has creamy, passionfruit custard and bruised basil … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

July 9, 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022 $27 I often think about what I’d wish for if I were ever given actual wishes. I could whip out the usual world peace, equality-and-harmony stuff, but in reality, I’d just really love to be able to buy the correct amount of bananas for once in my life. What you … Read More

Black Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

July 9, 2023By Yvonne

Black Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $18 Water-white and super-bright, this new sauvignon is snappy-fresh, bursting with basil and passionfruit and citrus zest on both the nose and palate. Sweet pea, lemonade and loads of herbaceousness make this a cleansing, gumtingling sauvignon that’ll bring the grins. Black Cottage