Category Archives: Wineries

Canadian, Italian, New Zealand – wineries that Dr Booze visits in his travels

New Zealand Day 6

Started by visiting the Wine Centre in Hawkes Bay. Amazing place, well worth any wine drinker’s time. The Aroma Awareness room alone is a gem of a place. You get to scent each of the 54 scents in wine, including … Continue reading

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Life on the Road 4

Started the morning at Jackson-Triggs.  Had their Sauvignon Blanc Proprietor’s Grand Reserve.  If you like NZ SB buy this one.  Grassy nose, great acid, with a balanced finish, and best of all only 12.5% alcohol. The ’07 Cabernet Franc Rose … Continue reading

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Life on the Road 3 – Sandhill Winery

An amazing day of tasting. Sandhill Winery is growing – among other things – Sangiovese and Barbera which they release in their small lots series.  Tremendous buys all of them at around the $30 mark. Had lunch with Howard Soon, … Continue reading

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Life on the Road 2

Well I’m in the valley.  Stopped by a brand new vineyard – Cassini – on my way to setting up camp. A remarkable range of wines, including viognier (recommended) with a great bouquet of pears.  None of the other whites … Continue reading

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