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.
Methode Marlborough, established in 2013, now comprises 12 growers who work collaboratively to uphold and promote the quality and tradition of Marlborough methode traditionnelle wines.
Due to Covid restrictions, Alexandra locals held a tasting and a winegrowers dinner this year instead of a public event, and invited Mark Henderson along.
It feels like a bit of a race to the (Christmas Day) finish line at the moment as I compare the dwindling number of Wednesday columns to the burgeoning number of wines I would like to taste and...
Merlot combines the depth of flavour to tackle Christmas ham or poultry, yet won't overpower these dishes - and also goes well with fruitcake.
I’m increasingly aware of the sense of history in Central Otago’s wine industry. Featuring today are Chard Farm, an ‘‘old hand’’ founded in 1987.
There's a new kid in town with the release of the Tipping Point range of wines in their distinctive, funky, squat bottle. Tipping Point is a collaboration between renowned restaurateur, author and...
The pinot gris juggernaut shows no signs of slowing, and after a relatively stable period, plantings have once again increased over the last couple of years.
he New World Wine Awards Top 50 wines went live in October showcasing wines in the Under $15, Under $20 and Under $25 categories.