2014 New Releases – Nelson

Each year Wine Nelson hosts a tasting of new and recent release wines. Last week I spent an enjoyable few hours at the Boat House tasting wines from the current vintage and catching up with winemakers, marketing people and buyers from local hospitality and wine retail businesses. There are so many wines available to taste […]

Dhall & Nash Tasting – 01.08.14

In recent weeks I have attended two functions where fine-wine importers Dhall and Nash have showcased a range of wines; the first was a dinner at Hopgood’s Restaurant where American wines they import were matched with delicious Hopgood’s food with an American twist and the second was last week when they invited me to attend […]

Pinot Noir – 18.07.14

Pinot Noir can be a beguiling mistress for wine makers and consumers alike, she can get under your skin like no other wine. Some of the world’s greatest wines are made from this grape variety, however she can also be a petulant child and needs to be handled with skill and care to extract the […]