Like a lot of people involved in the wine industry, I love riesling, and have also sometimes pondered whether it might be riesling’s moment to shine in the sun.
Today's clutch of wines hail from Marlborough and North Canterbury.
While release dates for individual wineries can vary (with a number of 2017s and 2018s still current), more and more of the 2019s are coming to market. It's a vintage that many NZ regions are delighted with.
From a religious perspective, Easter is a celebration of rebirth, and there are parallels across Otago wineries in the birth of the new 2021 vintage, writes Mark Henderson.
It's that time of year again when harvest will be in the offing in Central Otago; it’s slightly later in the Waitaki, writes Mark Henderson.
I have been in catch-up mode recently, trying to publish reviews for wines that I’ve tasted a while back, but which I haven’t had enough space in my column for.
The range of chardonnay styles out there, means there is pretty much something for everyone.
As rose becomes more about its own identity and style, we are seeing less mention of the grape variety/ies that produce it.
I’ve had a soft spot for Hawke’s Bay syrah since stumbling upon the Stonecroft cellar door some 30 years ago.
The 2018 vintage Gimblett Gravels dozen is split into six blended reds and six syrahs.
Karen and Murray Turner at River-T Wines in the Waitaki have sold "lock, stock and barrel", while there are new owners also for Carrick Wines in Bannockburn.
After talking to my regular tasting panel of Collins and McLaren, I’ve decided that I may be the odd one out.
Recent long, warm evenings are crying out for a bit more barbecue action and Mark Henderson shares some Kiwi wines to enjoy.
Mid-January. Depending on where you are as you read this, you may be basking in the glow of summer and dreaming of a cool sav blanc.
Sometimes, I sit down with my regular tasting buddies, Collins and McLaren, and it just feels like the stars align.
Attending end-of-year events recently was a stark reminder of how fortunate we are to be living in New Zealand with social interaction the norm, while outside our border many countries are doing it...
The red grape malbec is a native of France, where it is best known as one of the "so-called" Bordeaux varieties.
I recently attended a tasting of French wines from a specialist French wine importer based in Auckland.
This year will go down in history as a year without precedent - an annus horribilus for many. Mark Henderson recommends some wines to enjoy at the campsite this Christmas.
The Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker 2020 final was recently held at EIT in Hawke’s Bay and congratulations to Ben Toombs - assistant winemaker at Peregrine Wines - who in...