Tag: New Zealand

Red and Fresh: Tasting the 2020 Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection

Gravel is a word used in conjunction with some of wine’s most hallowed ground. The gravelly clays of Bordeaux’s Left

Stony South: Tasting the 2019 Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection

In a country filled with utterly spectacular wine regions, the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke’s Bay can’t compete for the

Tasting Natural Beauty: The Wines of Rippon

When I was first learning the little bit of Japanese that I speak, I was interested in adjectives. Maybe it’s

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/20/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Hawke’s Bay Wines With Some Age On Them

With the clouds turning a peachy pink against the always-riveting-blue sky above Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, I found myself strolling

This Wine Designed by the Government Just For You

I’m one of the last people you’ll see jumping on the Mondovino bandwagon to bemoan the homogeneity of the world’s

2007 Craggy Range “Zebra Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

A relatively compact landmass, New Zealand nonetheless seems to possess every possible topography and climate. Tropical rainforests, glaciers, arid plains,

Book Review: First Big Crush by Eric Arnold

Review by Christy McGill. Have you ever daydreamed about a different life? Perhaps one set in some sun-dappled, far-flung wine-making