New Zealand Wine Reviews

Jacob's Creek rolls out the barrel

Jacob's Creek rolls out the barrel

In recent years the whisky industry has borrowed from the wine industry.

Central pinots hit right note

Central pinots hit right note

Joining me on the tasting panel today were Dunedin wine enthusiasts Alastair McLaren and Ricky Collins.

Wine reviews: Chardonnay

Wine reviews: Chardonnay

A vaulted cellar, serried ranks of dusty bottles gaining in profundity, exclusivity and value with the passage of time, as the mysterious alchemy that is ageing transforms humble bottles into things of wonderment.

Why am I offered a taste of wine?

Why am I offered a taste of wine?

You are sitting in a moodily-lit restaurant perusing the wine list, wanting to impress your dinner date: wine waiter standing over you.

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Highly respected publication Drinks International, which focuses exclusively on the global wine, beer and spirits market, has released its annual ''Most Admired Wine Brands'' poll.

Read the fine print

Read the fine print

The Black Caps' recent prowess in the Cricket World Cup has brought a strong vein of pride and patriotism to the fore.

Time ripe to pick grapes

Time ripe to pick grapes

As you read these lines spare a thought for the wineries of Central Otago: harvest is getting under way.

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

Late last year I joined friends for a week in France's southern Rhone. Visiting wineries there, a recurring theme was succession; of passing the baton to the next generation.

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