I’m sometimes asked if I feel we’ve reached “peak rosé” - whether the wave of interest in this wine style has reached its crest and begun to taper off.
I’ve had a few columns recently that have pushed the boat out price-wise, so a visit to the "bread and butter" wine aisles at the supermarket seemed long overdue.
The 2023 New World Wine Awards Top 50 launched to much fanfare in early October: to recap, this competition is focused solely on wines selling for $25 or less.
Today's line-up would have to be called an extravaganza of Central Otago Pinot Noir, as these are wines that don’t cross my path every day.
It's always exciting to notch my first taste of the new vintage with two wines from 2023 making an appearance today in this Sauvignon Blanc lineup
The price of admission is high, but these are stylish, beautifully crafted wines if you're seeking that top-end experience.
The age-old dining ritual of the waiter offering you a taste isn’t asking whether you "like" the wine; rather, giving you the opportunity to check whether the wine is suffering from any faults.
I continue to appreciate the quality of the Chardonnays being crafted around the country and I’ve been very fortunate this year to taste many wonderful examples.
The Alexandra Basin Wine Growers New Release Tasting in Clyde is a must-do for many wine enthusiasts over Labour Weekend and will be upon us before we know it.
Time spent overseas recently necessitated exploration of some of the local wines (it would be rude not to).
There are certain types of people (yes, I’ll admit to being one of them) that have the "collector mentality".
I always mention the young viticulturist and winemaker competitions as these hard-working young men and women are the future of our industry.