Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Sacred Hill are renowned producers of Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux Blends from the Hawke’s Bay. But did you know they make a zippy and refreshing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc too? A review of Sacred Hill’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc by Canadian Sommelier Carolyn Evans-Hammond caught my attention on Instagram recently. I thought it was too good not to share! We love this…

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is widely recognised as a world-leading sustainability programme. Established in 1997, it was the first national sustainability programme in the global wine industry. To New Zealand’s winemakers and grape growers, sustainability means delivering excellent wine to consumers while helping the natural environment, local businesses and the communities involved. It is a holistic approach to winegrowing and…

A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

‘If you make fine wine, France is the benchmark. Or are they?’ A Seat at the Table is the story of the New Zealand wine industry – and examines the preconceptions people have about Old and New World wine. New Zealand winemakers have won international recognition for the quality of their wines – but have they done enough to earn…

Screwcaps

Screwcaps

Screwcaps used to be the closure of choice for cheaper wines, but not any more! Cork taint impacts roughly 5% of wines. There are other problems associated with its natural variability – namely random oxidation and varying oxygen transmission which can lead to uneven ageing. Screwcaps have become mainstream – particularly in the new world.  They’re popular among wine drinkers…

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