There are times when there's nothing more enticing than the sumptuous fruitiness of a well put together pinot gris, writes Mark Henderson.
I have been bouncing around with all manner of wine styles recently, and have possibly neglected the grape variety that has made us famous the world over - sauvignon blanc - so today I will rectify...
The finals of the 2018 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year competition were held in the Wairarapa at the end of August and the winner was announced at the Bragato dinner in Wellington on August 30.
The proliferation of cask wines in the 1970s and '80s proved to be groundbreaking for the wine industry: democratising wine, and making it accessible and affordable.
My tasting associate Mr Collins and I have been sitting down to a binge of pinot noirs recently ("binge'' - now that's an interesting addition to the collective noun compendium).
A couple of weekends ago, I had a thoroughly enjoyable Saturday visiting Central Otago cellar doors.
Geographers, and those with an interest in the Arab world, will recognise Muscat as the capital of Oman.
The inaugural Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial recently concluded in Hawke's Bay.
July is a busy time for young winery and vineyard staff from Central Otago, with competitions taking place.
Something old, something new, something from Bannockburn and Bendigo too.
Oak barrels are an integral element in many wines, writes Mark Henderson.
Nearly a decade ago as the GFC bit, we saw amazing wine specials in our supermarkets, as wineries, eager to shed inventory and gain turnover (in what were difficult times), slashed prices.
After several weeks of winter red-themed columns, it seemed like the right time to break out, and what better than one of my old favourites: riesling.
I'm using my slow cooker year-round nowadays, yet with the shortest day just passed, and winter's icy chill upon us, this form of cooking has even greater appeal.
Late April saw news filtering out from Portugal of the two major port companies declaring their 2016 Vintage Ports across all the wineries in their portfolios.
Putting together today's tasting felt a bit like covering all the bases - four wines that hit the value-for-money button (and will all probably sell on special for less than $15); check.
We've had a delightful autumn this year, largely holding the inevitability of winter at bay. Yet with the gathering gloom of the shortest day less than a month away, winter's icy grip is looming.
I am one of the many who have fallen for the charms and delights of chenin blanc.
The highly respected Drinks International magazine has just released its seventh annual ''most admired wine brands'' list, our own Felton Road Wines from Central climbing into the top 10 (after...
Check out this week's wine reviews as we profile some great Pinot Noir in our Wine Times, by Mark Henderson.