Wine reviewer Mark Henderson tries some different wines.
Across the world, individual grape varieties, confusingly, go by a number of synonyms, Mark Henderson writes.
New Zealand's first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration was recently held in Marlborough, Mark Henderson writes.
For much of my time in wine retail, consumers have had a fondness for Kiwi whites and Aussie reds and there's no doubt that cooler weather and cuddly Aussie shiraz and cabernet do go hand in hand.
Aromatics is a sort of ''catch-all'' term to cover white grape varieties that don't see any oak in their making and in which the aromas are an integral part of the wine, writes wine columnist Mark Henderson.
There are some who think Organics is a character in the Asterix comic strip; others have visions of long-haired hippies wearing kaftans and Porridge sandals. The reality, however, is somewhat different.
Riesling counts many wine enthusiasts as fans, but has often failed to entice the ''average drinker''.
Joining me on the tasting panel again were Dunedin wine enthusiasts Alastair McLaren and Ricky Collins.
Second labels may seem to be a relatively new phenomenon in Central Otago, dating back 10 years or so, but there is a more than 100-year precedent in the Bordeaux region of France where in 1902 Chateau Leoville las Cases created its second wine, Clos du Marquis, with Chateau Margaux following suit in 1908.