What's that old adage about "best laid plans"?
Inflation is very much in the news currently, but Mark Henderson also ponders ‘‘score inflation’’, with ever more wine scoring compressed into a 90-100-point band.
I’ve commented before that even though I taste wines blind, I do know the wines I’m tasting; just not in which order.
Regular readers will be aware that I taste and re-taste wines at my morning tastings and frequently go back to re-taste them again in the afternoon.
I recently had the opportunity to whip up to Central for a few days’ grape picking, and I was mindful that around the country the same scene was being played out.
It is nice from time to time to stray off the beaten path, and dabble outside the core grape varieties that dominate our industry.
Having an Irish grandfather, Mark Henderson leapt at the opportunity to do a zoom Irish whiskey tasting recently.
Friday, March 25 marks the second Methode Marlborough Day, an opportunity to celebrate, while also supporting our local industry.
Before writing this, I was out early watering various plants in pots, admiring the surfeit of herbs, salad greens and vegetables that a combination of my labour and the summer sun (when it showed...
The second half of a double header of sorts as I’ve been tasting through a selection of fuller bodied reds, which seemed highly appropriate during the erratic weather of early February.
In mid February, I read a news report about weather patterns in Christchurch, stating that it had only received 15% of its usual sunshine hours in the first two weeks of the month, while also...
The results from the World Gin Awards have recently been released, part of the World Drinks Awards presented by TheDrinksReport. com.
I suspect that I’m among many in having phases when I get enthusiastic about a wine style or variety, and then after a period, feel the need for a change and shift on to something else.
The latter part of January saw the family off on a wee road trip around the South Island, kissed by glorious weather, and the opportunity to catch up with dear friends.