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 Regions 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.

One website I love is The Doubtful Traveller, the owner of the site has visited many countries and cities around the world so her insights are really helpful if you want to do something a little different.

Recent Columns

Some great examples of new release wines from the Nelson region – 01.11.14

The following list, in no particular order, is my thoughts on some outstanding new release Nelson wines from the exciting 2014 vintage and current release wines from earlier vintages. These are four and five star wines worth searching for. Prices shown are recommended retail prices but you may well find them on promotion at your […]

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 […]

Recent Tastings