When a wine claims to have been made without any additions I expect it to be, well… additive-free.
Big 750ml wine bottles look great. They help justify inflated prices and add a little glamour to the dining table.
It’s always irritated me slightly that we call certain grapes ‘white’ grapes, and the wine made from them, ‘white’ wine.
A chance remark from a fellow wine enthusiast made me wonder if producers of premium wines in this country pay enough attention to packaging.
It was sad to see a liquor trade magazine publishing cork industry propaganda recently. It published the story as if it was editorial, without disclosing that it was paid advertising.
There is mounting pressure to add more nutritional information on wine labels after beer producers have started printing nutritional panels.
Wine isn’t lagging far behind cocktails with exorbitant prices these days, at least in some bars.
What should a perfect wine list look like?
Why is the quality of wine served at functions and major events so standard?
I’m frequently asked what percentage of NZ wines now use screwcaps.