Journalist, author, beer columnist, and Earnscleugh resident Ric Oram has published a book on the Alexandra wine region.
One indication of the changing face of wine retailing in New Zealand is the plethora of ``foreign wines'' that can now be found on our shelves.
Today's article is not about friendly vegans, but rather, what makes a wine vegan (or vegan friendly)?
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.
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.
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...
The Gimblett Gravels dozen varies in its composition each year, both in varietal mix and in producers featured, with this 2015 edition featuring five Syrahs ranging from the excellent value...
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.