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 […]

Black Estate – 25.04.14

Two years ago a small group of wine writers in New Zealand decided it was time to establish a semi-formal group of writers with the aim of encouraging excellence in wine writing and to agree some standards so those who read our scribblings can have confidence that what we say about wines is each individuals […]