Category Archives: New World wine

‘Greener’ wine steals the show at Go Green Expo

At the Go Green Expo in Wellington I was not expecting to encounter one of the country’s most well known brands, served by the founder and winemaker himself. Konrad Hengstler of the famed Konrad Wines (pictured) was serving his range … Continue reading

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Waipara wine region punches far above its weight

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Waipara Valley is a small wine-producing area in the South Island of New Zealand, which punches far above its weight in terms of quality and renown. The wines I tried were in the range of good to excellent, with some … Continue reading

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Clearview at Vivo – a delightful tongue twister!

At a Clearview Estate tasting at Vivo wine bar in Wellington, I was so spoiled for choice that I couldn’t narrow down my favourite wines to fewer than six! Several more were contenders, and not all of the winery’s range … Continue reading

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From Hope springs a character pinot

When we come across wines that surprise us, the natural urge is to share – when people do that with me it gets written about (only if I like it too!). When a friend says to you that they loved … Continue reading

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Uncorked in Cuba! A hedonistic blend of NZ and Europe

My Wellingtonian compatriots will be well acquainted with the bustling, lively and eclectic Cuba Street in Wellington, where you can find all manner of goodies – bars, groovy cafés, funky clothes, the bucket fountain, nick-nack shops, hedonistic treats… On a … Continue reading

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Do not forget this name! West Brook the western winery with wicked wines

West Brook winery may not have a particularly memorable name but once you have visited the stunning and serene setting and tasted the wines you will not want to forget it! Check out the beautiful setting of vineyards, rolling hills … Continue reading

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Tigs and wine in the land of the long white cloud…

Dear Tig readers Here I am back in NZ! This country sparked my love for wine so I think it is appropriate to give my readers some bite-sized facts about NZ wine. (Sources and more detailed statistics at the end … Continue reading

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