Bring on the bubbles with our annual Champagne and Sparkling tasting! Plus, we taste the everelusive pinot noir variety and visit the regions of Hunter Valley, Limestone Coast, North-East Victoria and Hawke’s Bay (NZ).
EVERY great idea has its right moment in time. If it is hatched too early it will fail, or be mocked, if it is too late it will be overlooked or be passé. It would seem that the moment has now arrived for organic and biodynamic wines ...
Will 2014 Produce Another Glut?
Two New Wine Books
DURING the 2014 vintage - generally expected to have set a new volume record - one winery owner suggested that NZ faces a repeat of the oversupply problems that drove prices down between 2008 and 2011 ...
Wine Executive in Court
CELIA HAY, Auckland-based food and wine educator, has written New Zealand Wine Guide: An Introduction to the Wine Styles & Regions of New Zealand ...
The Secrets Out - Boutique Hotel
AS A former senior executive at Montana, and also in Auckland
rugby and advertising, Peter Scutts is a familiar name in business circles. He now faces 16 charges under the Crimes Act of dishonestly using a document and a further charge under the Secret Commission Act of receiving secret reward for procuring contracts ...
PERHAPS because it is tucked away in the sleepy town of New Norfolk, the delightful Woodbridge on the Derwent boutique hotel remains something of a well-kept secret even to Tasmanians ...