Posts in the Category: Hawkes Bay

My New Zealand Reds of the Year 2014

Think New Zealand red, think Pinot Noir but there’s more to New Zealand red wine than one variety: some of the best reds I’ve reviewed over the past 12 months reflect New Zealand’s ability to produce classy Bordeaux styles as well as sexy Syrah, particularly in the warmer climes of Hawke’s Bay.

When it comes to …

Posted in - Blog Posts & Central Otago & Hawkes Bay & Martinborough & Merlot & New Zealand & Pinot Noir & Syrah & trends & Waipara on January 13th 2015 0 Comments

Syrah Still The Bridesmaid

When Stone’s Ginger Wine sits in the New Zealand Syrah section of the supermarket, there is something sadly amiss.

No matter how much the local and international wine media extol the grape’s Rhone-like wines, the variety sells like lukewarm cakes. The selection of Kiwi Syrah occupies a lonely corner of the wine section next to …

Posted in - Hawkes Bay & New Zealand & Pinot Noir & Syrah & trends & wine on July 9th 2014 0 Comments

How the ANZACs saved New Zealand from Prohibition

Over the weekend many Australians and New Zealanders gave up a lie in to honour those who have served their country at one of the country’s many ANZAC Day dawn parades.

We have much to thank those who served their country. And they have also had played a large part in shaping the New Zealand …

Posted in - Australia & Hawkes Bay & New Zealand on April 27th 2014 0 Comments