New Zealand Wine Guide Published

“Announcing the release of a great new book – New Zealand Wine Guide” The spectacular growth of New Zealand’s wine industry has attracted worldwide attention. Never far from the sea, New Zealand’s long warm summers with cool nights provide a unique grape growing environment. Wine lovers, captivated by the brightness of fruit aromas displayed in each glass of New Zealand … Continue reading

Milcrest Estate Selection

I recently had a the pleasure of tasting six wines from Milcrest Estate, a New Zealand, boutique vineyard established in 2006, and privately owned by Terry Milton and Christine Cook. It’s situated in Hope, Nelson at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. They produce 6 premium award winning wine varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Syrah. I’ve … Continue reading

Greystone Pinot & Muddy Water Pinotage

Just tasted a couple of brilliant wines from Greystone and Muddy Water from down in the Waipara Valley. Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012 The Team at Greystone Wines are making some pretty exceptional wines down in Waipara, with awards and trophies for many of their portfolio. This delish Pinot was recently awarded the Trophy for Best Pinot Noir in … Continue reading

Hawke’s Bay releases Nation’s First 2014 Savuvignon Blanc

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hawke’s Bay releases the nation’s first 2014 “Sauvignon Blanc” Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – April 1st 2014 – Marlborough may be the home of Sauvignon Blanc but this year Hawke’s Bay is its home-away-from-home, as the first Sauvignon Blanc of the season hits the market today care of local winery Moana Park.  The “Crush Pad by Moana Park” label … Continue reading

A Smart Guide to Buying Wine for Summer Parties

Watch as Yvonne Lorkin reveals her insider tips for providing great wine for summer parties and functions without wasting a cent. Yvonne spends her days talking to New Zealand wine makers and boutique beer brewers before tasting, judging and writing about their products. Yvonne is passionate about making people more confident about buying and tasting wine, to increase their knowledge … Continue reading

Bloody Hackers!

Just having a look at my monthly visitor stats and was thrilled – 45,189 page views in one month – a big jump on previous months? BUT After drilling deeper I noted that one particular IP address which I found was based in Luxembourg had been accessing my website 1000s of times in the last few weeks – most of … Continue reading

Mud House Releases Premium Single Clone Pinot Noir

Mud House releases premium single clone Pinot Noir from 2010 vintage 25 February 2014 Media Release Mud House has just released a small bottling of 2010 Pinot Noir from a single block at its Central Otago, vineyard. ‘N Block’ at Mud House’s Claim 431 Vineyard, in Bendigo, Central Otago, consists solely of spur pruned, clone 667 Pinot Noir and has … Continue reading

Plonk – Episode One

Plonk Ep 1 | Murrumbateman Tasked with including some local female winemakers as part of their brief, the Plonk crew kick off their NSW wine adventure just outside Canberra in the beautiful wine region of Murrumbateman. On the road to PLONK the team visited: – Murrumbateman. Known for its award winning cool climate Riesling and Shiraz. – Capital Wines/Grazing Restaurant … Continue reading

Pask Winery Consolidation

PASK WINERY CONSOLIDATION Media release for immediate release 05 February 2014 Pask Winery has sold 25 hectares of their Gimblett Road vineyards to Villa Maria Estate, along with 16 hectares of lease vineyard. This completes the winery’s consolidation of recent times. Over the last three years, Pask Winery has developed their winery property to include temperature controlled warehousing and barrel … Continue reading

30th Marlborough Wine and Food Festival

The Marlborough Wine and Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region.  Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards – Brancott Vineyard. For the wine aficionados … Continue reading