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  • Napa Cade cave (676 x 507) – Independent Wine Monthly
    and reviews Napa Cade cave 676 x 507 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

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  • Leah Pinot Noir 1.57MB – JPG – Independent Wine Monthly
    and reviews Leah Pinot Noir 1 57MB JPG 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

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  • wine – Page 5 – Independent Wine Monthly
    being a partaker of social media yes yes but it s just not for me I have perhaps thankfully missed many of the comments being generated by my previous article But I have had some thought provoking emails come directly to me and one in particular raised a not dissimilar thorny issue one which I have Read More Leave a comment nz wine Declaration of Independence 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

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  • Bulletin #7 – Independent Wine Monthly
    10 2011 19 12 2012 007 bulletin Leave a comment wine Leave a Reply Cancel reply Post navigation In for a penny Bulletin 8 categories australia bulletin central otago champagne chardonnay france gisborne hawke s bay marlborough martinborough nz wine

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  • V for Very Nice 19 March 11 – Independent Wine Monthly
    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 of the grape intense stone fruit laced with spice and floral notes and that lovely slippery palate viscosity Not often wines for shrinking violets but done well they are good stuff indeed So I approached Mills Reef s 2010 Reserve Viognier with some trepidation but pleasingly it fell firmly into the Hits category This Gimblett Gravels wine delivered the goods with masses of ripe peach and apricot jasmine honeysuckle and spice Oak use was subtle and judicious extra pleasing as I sometimes find MR wines a little heavy handed in this capacity and carefully judged acidity gave freshness and backbone to the weighty off dry palate which rather belied its stated 14 abv There was that lovely slippery texture one hopes for and decent length too Overall a ripe inviting and succulent wine perfect for these slightly cooler autumnal evenings being as it is evocative of a decadent bountiful harvest Worth seeking out Leave a comment wine Leave a Reply Cancel

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  • The billion dollar question – Independent Wine Monthly
    but potentially less potent quality indicating supra brand mark increased price expectation by about 2 30 a bottle Most NZ wine is actually pretty good quality there are very few genuine stinkers in fact the issue of our consistently good but less often really great quality creating a kind of bland homogeneity is another interesting point of discussion in itself and I may go out on a limb and say it is very seldom you get a wine you couldn t wouldn t actually drink The problem is whether you get what you paid for So to me what Mr Hamlin is addressing is more related to value rather than quality per se Value is a tricky beast to pin down trickier even than quality and a quick look at how little consensus or consistency there is in and between wine show results will show you the difficulties inherent to assessing quality So if NZ wine itself isn t that bad at all instead just the price being asked for much of it is at times a little ambitious what can we do there I actually suspect consumers already have a pretty efficient way of dealing with that problem and we are seeing the results right now Given Mr Hamlin already noted the deficiencies of the French AOC system in maintaining expected wine quality within its hierarchies I am surprised he thinks mandatory external assessment would work any better here Who pays for it How would the benchmarks be set Who would assess them Who assesses the assessors Oh dear my head aches already It would add another layer of complexity not to mention dreaded bureaucracy for both producers and consumers to navigate and while consumers may like the idea of some sort of official tick in the way they

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  • HiHi Wines – still no laughing matter – Independent Wine Monthly
    made in 2010 and a number of reds including pinotage merlot and some of the more unusual varietals I was intrigued to hear of his fortified plans after all these are niche wines even in their most famous guises in Portugal and Spain let along good old Gisborne and they are a lot of work in the winery but it seems Andy has indeed discovered another niche This has really come about as in my first year of production in 2006 I was gifted some grapes that were slightly green I decided to take them anyway to learn more about how to deal with unripe red grapes I ended up putting the wine into a barrel in the corner of the winery fortifying the wine with whey spirit and adding sugar Two years later we tried the barrel it was OK so we bottled it as Ruby fortified wine 22 cases were made they were sold in 12 months I basically realised that it was an opportunity to use up any barrels that did not fit in other blends Since the first Ruby I have released a second version which is now 75 sold I discovered that there was a gap in market for ports there are now so few NZ ports available after the hike in excise duty on fortifieds Hence my interest in learning more via making a vintage port from Pinotage which is what the South Africans tend to use for their ports in a more Portuguese methodology adding the spirit at the end of fermentation retaining natural residual sugar I am still learning about ports but it is fun to try Ironically since my first Ruby was produced three other Gisborne wineries have developed fortified red wines including Kirkpatrick Stonebridge and Bushmere I suspect I may have had some influence over their decision to try to develop fortified wines So gentle reader you read it here first natural selection and evolution may indeed yet see to it that Gisborne s future lies in well priced cheerful fortified pinotage nebbiolo and chardonnay gewurztraminer blends All joking aside though along with many in the New Zealand industry Gisborne is at a cross roads of sorts and with the recent abdication of one of the biggest purchasers of grapes in the region many producers are going a similar route to Andy experimenting with new varieties establishing more direct contact with their customers and exploiting new niches Certainly Andy s approach makes a refreshing change to those of us somewhat jaded and frequently underwhelmed by yet another glamorous label that fails to deliver in substance what it promises in style Hihi may not be especially glam and is unlikely to find itself jostling on a world stage with Bordeaux and Burgundy but there is something very satisfying about a range of wines made for people to enjoy on a daily basis that deliver on this with substance plus a healthy dollop of fun and good humour hihi 2010 Hihi Gisborne

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  • nz wine – Page 7 – Independent Wine Monthly
    the integrity of its name But it cannot be denied that without the region and variety New Zealand would not enjoy Read More Leave a comment nz wine Come fair weather or foul Posted on 30 09 2010 12 12 2012 More sobering reading is doing the rounds regarding the woeful state of our wine industry for grape growers and producers alike While I feel very sorry for many of those involved as someone with fingers in the pie of wholly less glamorous industries sheet metal engineering plumbing I can t help but think there would Read More Leave a comment marlborough 2010 Forrest Estate The Doctor s Riesling Posted on 12 09 2010 14 12 2012 I still find it a slight thrill when the first wines of the current vintage start to come through and it was indeed a thrill to taste the 2010 Forrest Estate Doctor s Riesling Fresh as a daisy and redolent of honeysuckle citrus blossom and a delicious underlying wet stone minerality this wine made the still Read More Leave a comment nz wine 30 Years of Martinborough Posted on 18 08 2010 17 12 2012 The 30th Years of Martinborough dinner at Wellington s Hippopotamus restaurant was an event that sold out within minutes of being advertised Not surprising really a stellar line up of both new release and aged wines from Ata Rangi Martinborough Vineyards and Dry River paired with a sumptuous array of dishes was too good an opportunity Read More Leave a comment nz wine The Super 14 Syrah Tasting Posted on 15 08 2010 20 12 2012 Despite the popular belief that wine writers have their noses continuously in the trough sometimes Emma and I do pay our own way and go to tastings just for the sheer hell

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