Recommended retail prices (RRPs) are a funny thing and can sometimes seem to have little to recommend them (forgive the play on words), writes wine reviewer Mark Henderson.
Mark Henderson samples some pinot noirs from South Island regions excluding Otago.
It wasn't that long ago the last vestiges of the ABC movement (Anything But Chardonnay) were still in full swing.
With Easter looming, stashes of chocolate accumulate in many households, which has Mike Henderson thinking about chocolate and wine matching.
This week, Mark Henderson enjoys some fine Central Otago pinot noir.
At the opening address of the 2018 Central Otago Pinot Celebration, chairman Paul Pujol made the comment that if you saw a wine that you wanted to try, you really should do so, as you are unlikely...
At the end of January, I had tremendous pleasure in attending the 2018 Central Otago Pinot Celebration, in Queenstown.
It will come as no surprise to readers of this column that I have a soft spot for many of the lesser-known varieties, be they white or red.
Today's tasting features two white wines made with red grapes, and a white wine made from a white grape descended from a red grape. Confused? You needn't be.
When I taste the wines for this column I do so blind.
In her 1959 recording Dinah Washington sang ''What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours'' ... so just imagine what two or three years would do?
To quote jazz great Ella Fitzgerald: "summertime, and the livin' is easy''.
You can pretty much guarantee that the festive season will see fizz making an appearance somewhere along the line, or indeed, at several places along the line!
Aussie reds and summer rose - it must be time to dust off the barbecue.
Mark Henderson makes some recommendations for the fe stive season.
Recent tasting sessions have taken me hither and yon across a range of wine styles, so the mention of a flight of (what would turn out to be superlative) pinot noirs brought a warm smile to the...
If there were an Academy Award ceremony for grape varieties, the usual suspects of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and the like would be vying for the gong for Best Grape in a...
It was a case of Cheshire cat-like grins from Messrs Collins and McLaren when I informed them that we'd be tasting the Gimblett Gravels Dozen, as this is one that we do very much look forward to.
Mark Henderson samples some rose.
The New World Wine Awards results were published recently and this week's tasting takes a look at chardonnays awarded golds and silvers.