DSCF8194

Nature or nurture: the terroir debate

Coming to New Zealand has changed me. Not simply because I no longer wear high heels every day, nor because my speech occasionally tends towards the AQI inflection, nor even … Want to read a little bit more?


1622754_10153864537815319_2025105099_n

An organically-grown minirant

I have wondered long and hard about how to write this blog while working for a single wine estate; the risk being either getting fired for recommending everyone else’s wines … Want to read a little bit more?


Tasting

MW: Glad I took a year off!

This time last year, I was one of many nervous candidates who spent four days torturing their minds, hands and taste buds in the Master of Wine exams in London. … Want to read a little bit more?


10344802_10152031994061805_197774466583667270_n

Six months in…

I’m not even going to apologise for not writing more over the last few weeks. I haven’t yet found my way of writing about wine in the context of the … Want to read a little bit more?


Marlborough

So, I’m making wine… Part deux…

Real Vintage is almost at an end in Marlborough: the leaves on the vines are changing colour or have disappeared, the list of tanks marked with an F for Finished … Want to read a little bit more?


Pinot

Credit where it’s due…

This morning I waltzed into the barrel hall at work ( I would have foxtrotted, but the floor was wet), full of childlike excitement to check on my wine and … Want to read a little bit more?


Pinot

So, I’m making wine…

Vintage is upon us and everywhere around these parts, there is activity. Harvesters munching their way through the vines, trucks speeding along the highway to get the fruit to where … Want to read a little bit more?


1622754_10153864537815319_2025105099_n

Vintage is coming…

… well, I say vintage is coming, but for a lot of people down here in NZ, it has already arrived – people up in the North Island have been … Want to read a little bit more?


1798473_10151893409646805_312023667_n

New Zealand: Three months in

As you may have gathered from the tumbleweed that has been drifting through this blog recently, I’ve been pretty busy and – also – still trying to work out how … Want to read a little bit more?


Snapseed

If a tree falls in the forest… blogging about blogging

Hello there… it’s been a while. Fifteen days to be precise. Actually that’s not that long, but it feels like far longer – the guilt gets to me y’see. I … Want to read a little bit more?


Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: