As a wine writer for several publications I taste many wines each week, some are sent as samples by wine companies, some are from our cellar, some we buy and others dinner guests bring along to share with us. I will publish tasting notes for most of them, if I taste a wine several times over the years I will include ‘re-tasted’ notes so you can see how a wine is aging if you happen to have it in your cellar.

You can easily search the wine reviews and you can add your thoughts to my reviews. Whether  you agree or disagree this is the place you can have your say and see what others think too.

If you want to find out what I think about everything wine, food and beer related you can register for my regular newsletter; because wine and food simply go together you can also read restaurant reviews and if I can convince my dearly beloved who loves cooking to contribute too I will include some of our favourite recipes.

The Touring Guide section is where I will recommend great places to visit, wines to hunt out, restaurants to indulge yourself and things to do when you are on holiday, whether it is in my home region of Nelson, other places in New Zealand or overseas.

With the help of the great guys at Downing Creative this site will evolve over time so keep coming back to see what is new.

Recent Columns

The Screwcap Marches on – 28.02.14

Way back in 2001 almost everyone (me included) thought decent wine came in bottles with a cork in the neck; anything with a screwcap was either cheap plonk in 2.5 litre bottles or sweet sherry. It is pretty obvious that the screwcap closure is now the preferred closure for wine bottles and I don’t want […]

Anna Seifried – 7.06.13

In the last few columns I have been telling you about the 2013 vintage along with other events and people in the wine industry I find interesting. It may have only been six weeks since the frantic 2013 grape harvest finished but the first sauvignon blanc sample of the year was delivered to me this […]

Recent Tastings