Several people have commented on the different levels in the bottles photographed for the weekly wine reviews, and asked why some with markedly less wine only got three stars, while a fuller bottle might have been awarded four.
There's something frivolous about rosés - their varying shades of pink, hints of red berries, often slight sweetness and crisp finishes make them ideal with lunch or a light evening meal.
Mount Edward has changed enormously in the five years since founder Alan Brady joined forces with Duncan Forsyth and John Buchanan, originally from Otago, who now lives in Bermuda.
Each generation decries the behaviour of youth, but now neuroscientists understand why adolescents act the way they do.
Appearing a bit like a large, soft, juicy walnut, but hidden away between our ears, our brains may be under used, under loved and under-cared-for, but we certainly couldn't operate without them.
The smell of bacon cooking must be one of the most appetising in the world. But not all bacon is all bacon. Charmian Smith investigates.
Whether it's medium sweet or dry, there's little more refreshing than a cool glass of young zesty, limey riesling
Looking down from the hill behind the Greystone Vineyard, you can see almost the whole of the Waipara Valley, with vineyards swathed in bird nets.
It takes a brave person and a leap of imagination to plant hectares of vines in an area where everyone tells you grapes won't grow, but that is what is behind the story of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.
Shiraz or syrah, depending on whether it comes from Australia or New Zealand, is a rich, dark wine, oozing berries and spice.
Dunedin's cultural institutions, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Otago Settlers Museum, were until recently corralled together under a single director. That relatively short-lived experiment in centralisation has ended with the appointment of two new directors, one for each.
New Zealand might be a long way from Europe and the US where the Modern movement in architecture started, but buildings of the 1930s show that architects here were abreast of the trends.
The enormous scope for imagination in children's books has fascinated Raymond Huber since his childhood.
Gewurztraminer like all wine is best when well balanced - the luxurious aromas and rich flavours hinting of of muscatels, roses and lychees offset by poise and a clean finish.
Even when you don't have time to get to the shops, you can always produce a meal if you have something in the garden.
Laughter, they say, is the best medicine, which would make Jools and Lynda Topp medical specialists. Charmian Smith talks to the twins about their new film and 30 years spent entertaining the country.
Director Lisa Warrington thought we'd seen as many Jane Austen adaptations on film and television as anyone needs - until she discovered British playwright Michael Fry's adaptation of Emma.
In late winter the new season's sauvignon blancs bring summer to mind, but this time of year, when the next vintage is being harvested, is when they are drinking their best.