Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019

June 10, 2021By Yvonne

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $79 The Waitaki wine region sits right on the border of North Otago and South Canterbury. Hard country. Richie McCaw country. Its extreme climate produces pinot noir with huge florality (yes it’s a word), a soft, saline layer compliments cheek-puckeringly prickly astringency and has cherry, raspberry, pomegranate … Read More

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

May 23, 2021By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $19 This pinot is definitely the pumped up kicks where aromatics are concerned. Redcurrant and buckets of raspberry wash across a spicy baseline in the mouth. The acidity is hefty, the tannins are super-smooth – it’s a feel-good, taste-good, commercial style that’ll have the crowds smiling at that … Read More

Capital Cider Tokyo Rose Nelson Cider 440ml

December 17, 2020By Yvonne

Capital Cider Tokyo Rose Nelson Cider 440ml $8 Hold the phone, stop the car and stone the crows, if the Capital Cider Tokyo Rose ($8) isn’t the most satisfying thing to sip with your next spicy curry, then I’ll eat my shoe. Made with the Japanese Akane apple (otherwise known as Tokyo Rose), this cider … Read More

Organic Wine Wine Week is ON

September 16, 2019By Yvonne

Organic Wine Week is ON with an impressive list of events across New Zealand and within the heart of London.  Please help us spread the good word! There is something for everyone.  With the simple goal of sharing NZ’s best wine in a series of innovative and fun formats, Organic Wine Week will reiterate the … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

November 17, 2018By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 $32.99  So ripe, rumpty and ready for action this pinot noir is just itching to serve with any food that’s got a squeak of spice in it.  It’s the intense cherry, clove, cocoa and berry bodaciousness that makes it so food friendly, while its softness and velvety structure makes … Read More

New Zealand’s First 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Released Today

April 1, 2014By Yvonne

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hawke’s Bay releases the nation’s first 2014 “Sauvy” Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – April 1st 2014 – Marlborough may be the home of Sauvignon Blanc but this year Hawke’s Bay is its home-away-from-home, as the first Sauvignon Blanc of the season hits the market today care of local winery Moana Park.  The “Crush … Read More