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Rain dancing…

“It’s been a long hot summer and it’s 95 degrees in the shade” It’s not often that I would turn to the musical and lyrical talent that is Girls Aloud … Want to read a little bit more?


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A year in NZ…

What on earth do you mean, I haven’t written anything in a while? You’re right of course. I haven’t. I have had many abortive attempts, but somehow the words wouldn’t … Want to read a little bit more?


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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?


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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?


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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?


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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?


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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?


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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?


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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?


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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?