Pinot at Cloudy Bay and Pinot to Ponder…

September 30, 2012By Yvonne

After more than ten years of trying without success to get a seat at the annual Pinot at Cloudy Bay event I was beginning to think it was just my destiny to forever fail.  The first year I was about to pop my cheque in the post when the phone rang.  “Congratulations, you’re pregnant,” announced … Read More

Rockburn Wines ‘Tigermoth’ Central Otago Riesling 2011

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

Rockburn Wines ‘Tigermoth’ Central Otago Riesling 2011 $27  Wow.  Where to start?  Is it the gorgeous, lifted floral, mineral and citrus-driven aromatics.  Or maybe the intense honeysuckle, lime and juicy nectarine notes in the mouth.  It could definitely be the stunning line of acidity that sews all of these elements together seamlessly.   Whatever it is, … Read More

A Summer Riesling Riot…

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

  view pdf of newspaper article… “Are you going to ask me about politics and religion?” asks goatee-bearded New York-based bar owner, riesling aficionado and founder of the ‘Summer of Riesling’ concept Paul Grieco.  God no, I thought.  Having just sipped and spat my way through 67 rieslings from around the country at Tipapa Homestead … Read More