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  • The Nature of the Beast – Independent Wine Monthly
    8 wire mentality tends to be the norm and of course this is duly reflected in our wines Now I appreciate this is hardly a blinding revelation but it seems interesting to me that when we talk about the differences in wines particularly the difference between various countries wines that we frequently refer only to the weighting of terroir versus technology as being what generates these differences again more generalisations here and with the Old World expected to favour the former and the New World the latter This in itself is curious as any quality Old World region these days is as high tech as they come and there is plenty of distinctly expressed and expressive New World terroir But my point is we seem seldom to take account of the prevailing culture of the country or region of origin and yet surely this is as much as a factor as how much stainless steel oxygen or dry farming is involved I recently happened to have open a 2002 Pagodes de Cos Saint Estèphe Bordeaux and 2006 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Napa California both high quality wines which are terroir expressive and undoubtedly whose winemakers are availed of all latest technology And yet it was impossible not to see that the cultural differences between the two regions countries were as evident in the wine as any climate clone or soil influence They were both reflections of their prevailing cultural worlds the Cos restrained subtle elegant the Far Niente bold opulent and glossy Both were delicious France is the spiritual home of great art and literature renowned for its sensual appreciation of food and fashion as well as wine America is the capitalist centre of the universe favouring the brave and the bold New Zealand is a country that values

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  • nz wine – Page 6 – Independent Wine Monthly
    Posted on 26 05 2011 04 05 2014 There has been a fair amount of commentary recently in the wine press and social media regarding the pros and cons ethics and otherwise of wine critics reviewers being paid by producers to review their wines For obvious reasons this is a topic close to Jane s and my own hearts and one we have been pondering Read More Leave a comment nz wine V for Very Nice 19 March 11 Posted on 19 03 2011 21 12 2012 Viognier seems to be quite a trendy wine but I must say I find local examples to be a little hit and miss the Misses tending to be clumsy overly alcoholic and lacking genuine fruit intensity residual sugar often trying to fill that crucial gap without success The Hits deliver to me the essence Read More Leave a comment nz wine The billion dollar question Posted on 13 02 2011 14 12 2012 A recent article in the ODT saw senior marketing lecturer Rob Hamlin asking what can the New Zealand wine industry do to protect its premium brand image internationally Well how long have you got Mr Hamlin had some interesting comments to make about the perennial and most important issue of quality in the bottle often Read More Leave a comment nz wine Lindauer Special Reserve Brut Cuvee Posted on 30 12 2010 14 12 2012 People often look surprised when I recommend they buy Lindauer as though I would only be likely to suggest Krug or Salon well of course that IS my suggestion if you are asking what to bring around for an aperitif at my place but really it is hard to go past almost any of the Read More Leave a comment nz wine HiHi Wines still

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  • Independent Wine Monthly – Page 7 – forthright & independent wine commentary and reviews
    file Read More Leave a comment marlborough 2011 Pinot Cloudy Bay Address Posted on 17 11 2011 17 01 2013 When Nick Lane asked me if I d like to say a few words at the 2011 Pinot Cloudy celebration I was delighted and agree to do so However when the brief arrived I found I was delivering the Inaugural Cloudy Bay Address Read More Leave a comment marlborough Somewhere Exciting Posted on 18 10 2011 04 05 2014 It is said that dogs resemble their owners as the owner of amongst others a whippet and a greyhound I live ever in hope but more often I find myself wondering how much wines resemble their winemakers Read More Leave a comment bulletin Bulletin 8 Posted on 11 10 2011 20 11 2012 Please click the link 008 bulletin to download the file Read More Leave a comment nz wine Bulletin 7 Posted on 03 10 2011 19 12 2012 007 bulletin Read More Leave a comment nz wine In for a penny Posted on 28 05 2011 04 05 2014 Not being a partaker of social media yes yes but it s just not for me I have perhaps thankfully

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  • SB grapes – Independent Wine Monthly
    wine commentary and reviews SB grapes Posted on 14 12 2012 Previous Next categories australia bulletin central otago champagne chardonnay france gisborne hawke s bay marlborough martinborough nz wine opinion pinot gris pinot noir posted by Emma posted by Jane

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  • soccer wine – Independent Wine Monthly
    wine commentary and reviews soccer wine Posted on 14 12 2012 Previous Next categories australia bulletin central otago champagne chardonnay france gisborne hawke s bay marlborough martinborough nz wine opinion pinot gris pinot noir posted by Emma posted by Jane

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  • grape-metal-wall-art1 – Independent Wine Monthly
    commentary and reviews grape metal wall art1 Posted on 14 12 2012 Previous Next categories australia bulletin central otago champagne chardonnay france gisborne hawke s bay marlborough martinborough nz wine opinion pinot gris pinot noir posted by Emma posted by

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    independent wine commentary and reviews home Posted on 14 12 2012 Previous Next categories australia bulletin central otago champagne chardonnay france gisborne hawke s bay marlborough martinborough nz wine opinion pinot gris pinot noir posted by Emma posted by Jane

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  • Esk VS HB Chardonnay (392 x 1354) – Independent Wine Monthly
    and reviews Esk VS HB Chardonnay 392 x 1354 Posted on 14 12 2012 Previous Next categories australia bulletin central otago champagne chardonnay france gisborne hawke s bay marlborough martinborough nz wine opinion pinot gris pinot noir posted by Emma

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