New Zealand Wine Reviews

Winery embraces technology

Winery embraces technology

I recently attended a masterclass of d'Arenberg wines with winemaker Toby Porter. D'Arenberg is one of Australia's "First Families of Wine'', with four generations of family ownership dating back over 100 years, and is based a short drive south of Adelaide in McLaren Vale.

Colour guide gets it right

Colour guide gets it right

When it comes to serving wine it pays to read the label, reviewer Mark Henderson finds.  

Central chardonnay hitting stride

Central chardonnay hitting stride

This week reviewer Mark Henderson enjoys some very drinkable chardonnay.

Merlot shading cabernet in Bay

Merlot shading cabernet in Bay

As a relatively new vine-growing and wine-making nation, we are still working out what grows best where, reviewer Mark Henderson writes.

Different flavours of pinot noir

Different flavours of pinot noir

Mike Henderson savours some different flavours when it comes to pinot noir.

Vineyard register gives lay of land

Vineyard register gives lay of land

This week, reviewer Mark Henderson samples pinot gris - a variety growing in popularity and an important part of the wine industry.

Sweetness by any name

Sweetness by any name

This week, Mark Henderson samples wines on the sweeter side.

'Second labels'

'Second labels'

One of the nice things about reviewing a group of (in the main) "second label'' wines is that they are generally made in good volumes, making them widely and easily available, reviewer Mark Henderson writes.

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