17 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Kiwifruit

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By Warren of Virginia Wine Time 9 days ago.
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…let us sample the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. Melon and Kiwi were notes we jotted down. It's always fun chatting with Kirsty! Paul even joined the wine club during this visit. We'll have Blenheim wines all year round!

Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery: A steady rain did not deter us from visiting Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery. The Green 2012 should prove to be a hit for the spring and summer. Petit Manseng ( 50%) and Chardonnay ( 50%) were co-fermented …

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As the Royal tour of New Zealand gets underway this week, it seems likely that Kiwi producers will be keen to show off their wines to Kate and Wills. Part of the tour will include a visit to the Amisfield vineyard in Central Otago, but it is expected wines from all parts of the country will be served.

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A paler colour than some of the pinots in this offer, with a touch of oak but delicious pure Pinot. Even French sommeliers would enjoy the palette of attractive red summer fruits including alpine strawberries. This has a really lovely texture and a particularly fine finish. Drink 2013-2017.

Jasper Morris MW, Wine Buying Director, June 2013

Classic Kiwi Pinot Noir wine which shows everything one would hope for: a bright nose of intensely pure dark cherry fruits, mingled with fine …

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By Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist 30 days ago.
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That, my friends, is a lot of wine. Given those figures and how ubiquitous Kiwi, German and Chilean wines are, you might expect to see a South African wine on every shelf or nearly so.

South Africa Surprises

But numbers aren't everything in this case. South Africa produces a lot of wine and much of it is consumed at home or shipped off to Europe, the traditional export market for more than three hundred years.

The lack of a strong presence in the U.S. market is due to this …

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Auckland based online wine retailer Rewined (www.rewined.co.nz) has noted an interesting trend in the buying habits of Kiwi wine drinkers. Their analysis of the differences between wine purchasing numbers from 2012 to 2013 shows a 50 per cent increase in the number of New Zealanders buying wine from international producers.

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By David Honig of PALATE PRESS 4 months ago.
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This is a very interesting blend of New Zealand and California styles of Sauvignong Blanc. The nose shows the feline aromas so common in Kiwi wines, with tropical fruits, passionfruit, dragon fruit, and fried plantains, more familiar in wines from northern California. Tropical fruits are prevalent on the palate, too, keeping the passionfruit, the fried [...]

The post 2012 Stony Lonesome Estates Sauvignon Blanc appeared first on PALATE PRESS .

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Cloudy Bay have been setting the benchmark for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc since 1985 - often imitated, rarely bettered. Their 2013 initially displays a powerful nose of gooseberry fruit and elderflower....the typical notes for New Zealand Sauvignon. However, going back to the glass after a minute or two reveals a deeper, richer tone of white peaches and passion fruit which hint at something far above the average Kiwi Sauvignon. The palate is vibrant and racy - in fact it fairly zings …

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By Kim of Wilma's Wine World 7 months ago.
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Americans and even San Franciscans, were generally more favorable toward the Kiwi team than the American. But something shifted and a winning streak ensued. To have been witness to this historic event, a first in sailing history, is quite something.

I am extremely proud to have had our winery play a small part in all of this. It took a lot of work, but it was worth it. But mostly I'm grateful for the contacts made, the friendships forged and the opportunity to share the excitement …

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By Barry of Barry's Wine Notes & Memories 8 months ago.
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A Cocktail... Kiwi, Pfirsich(Peach), Apfel( Apple) und Spinat( Spinach)...

the last just adding the colour. Very healthy.. .

A light lunch of Münsterrösti with Matjes and Gurkensalat...and an alcohol free cocktail...the green being Spinach. Then a cigar and some Raspberry cake...just been made... I had the first piece.

Hardly had a rest...so I was down in the restaurant before I knew it.

Starter...a small portion of Zander.

Gebratenes Zander mit etwas Spitzkraut-Kurbis-Gemüse…

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…available. My bottle was delivered by the Wine Society for £11.95.

The wine is incredibly appley. Shut your eyes and you could be eating a crisp Royal Gala. A hint of flat champagne when first opened (too cold, straight from the fridge), it evolved as the apples warmed and added nutmeg, elderflower, and cream. It is an apple strudel in a glass. Definitely worth a try if you used to like Kiwi SB and you think Blue Nun was under-rated.

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