…project run by Kim & Erica Crawford, who are well-known in the New Zealand wine business. This is a smaller project with a focus on organic, sustainable, and even biodynamic elements involved in the production. The Pinot Noir comes from the mountainous Central Otago region at the south end of the Southern Island.
I haven't talked a lot about label design recently, but I love the dandelions on this one. I had a childhood fascination with the flower: blowing the little …
The recent furore sparked by Labour MP Shane Jones about anti-competitive practices of Australian-owned supermarkets in New Zealand has generated "off the record" disclosures from some involved in the Marlborough wine region. But what's of concern is how wine supply pricing contracts serve to ensure the Marlborough region remains a low-waged economy.
It's all in the pick. This is what's key to making a " rock-star" Sauvignon Blanc, according to Sam Small of New Zealand's Starborough. He said the most crucial thing is the timing of harvest and if the grapes are picked too early the wine will be green.
…know how better to put it than to say I buy my wine from you - at an event in Felton 2012 and it was instant and unwavering attraction: I bought a case on the spot. Chardonnay[ New Zealand], I tasted the
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Decanter and likened it to a football club where the players …is growing and growing - specifically. When I went there some years ago I wrote a piece for
…California don't participate. I think if Burgundy, Oregon, New Zealand and other Pinot-producing countries knew more about this event (and the upscale crowd it attracts), they'd come. As for tasting, I spent most of my time concentrating on the New Zealand and Oregon wineries that did attend. Partly, that was because I don't taste much non-California wine. I also felt sorry for the non-California wineries, many of whom were stuck in a side room that frankly didn't …
You would probably most readily associate this title with a new estate in New Zealand's Marlborough region, but even in the world of wine things are rarely as simple as that. The Sauvignon Blanc in this particular case comes from the unusual source of the Mittelrhein, but there is no trace to be.
Central Otego, New Zealand
Bold flavours...sweet pure Pinot...dark plums...spicy...silky mouthful.
As much as I enjoy the 'Twelve'...the glasses are not ideal for a wine freak....to thick...and it does affect your taste.
As owner Caroline says...the cost of a glass breaking.....
I always take my own wines to the restauarnt...maybe I should also take my own glass...now that is 'wine-snobbery'...but I don't care...so there! Ha!
…grape) and Austria but is grown all over Eastern Europe as well as in New Zealand, England and the United States. It was created in 1882 as a cross between riesling and madeleine royale grapes by Hermann Müller of the Swiss canton of Thurgau, hence the name. The wine derives from Alois Lageder's highest vineyards, at 1,960 to 2,780 feet altitude. The color is pale gold; the bouquet is notably floral and spicy, weaving cloves and ginger with jasmine and camellia, as well as …
…exceptional quality and are a must try for lovers ofor sparkling wines from anywhere in the world. The quanitities we have of these wines are very limited, often just a few cases. Let me know what you think, many of our staff were very surprised by the serious focus and quality of these wines.
- Ryan Woodhouse , New Zealand / / (and ENGLISH) Buyer
Confessing a general immunity to the hype normally generated by wine PR, I have to admit that New Zealand is the exception that proves the rule. At last month's overview of the 2013 vintage, I found myself full of admiration for this relatively small wine country, whose vineyard area covers a mere quarter of that occupied by Bordeaux. New Zealand's compact size, in conjunction with its maritime climate and zest for quality, has seen it become the first wine country whose average bottle price now exceeds £7.