I have a thing for Hawkes Bay wines from New Zealand. This one isn’t the best of the bunch but it is available – THANK YOU OYSTER BAY! If you can find any wines from the area jump on them. The syrah from there is a real eye opener – lean, elegant, aromatic. Most of… Continue reading Oyster Bay Merlot
I don’t know who is buying for Manitoba Liquor Marts but I suspect we could spend many happy hours drinking wine together. I wandered through the Grant Park store today and saw several (!) Gimblett Gravels reds! I went to New Zealand a couple of years ago in pursuit of the Hawkes Bay reds. I… Continue reading Hawkes Bay Syrah!
Got picked up by Simon of Sacred Hill this morning and given a tour of the district, including the farmer’s market. Then we ran through about a dozen wines of Sacred Hill. Their base level yellow label wines are all decent, well made wines. This is hardly a surprise, as that’s the price of entry… Continue reading New Zealand Day 7, Sacred Hill
The weather is appalling, a monsoon. We checked into the County Hotel in Napier. It’s a grand old place, and as it’s winter we scooped the Vice Regal Suite, complete with whirlpool tub, lounge area with beautifully veneered dining suite, and of course our own complete set of dishes should we feel like putting on… Continue reading New Zealand Day 5, Syrah