Wine

Champagne styling

Champagne can be hard to describe, and metaphors can be useful. I heard a novel description of the Ruinart Champagne style at a recent tasting at the Sofitel Sydney’s Champagne Bar.

New from Greywacke

Greywacke is the now well-established and highly regarded label of Cloudy Bay’s founding winemaker, Kevin Judd.

Superior sauvignon society

A handful of Marlborough wine producers have launched an initiative that they hope will highlight the fact that all Marlborough sauvignon blanc is not equal.

Three oak alternatives

Oak barrel benefits may be successfully mimicked with the use of oak chips, barrel inserts or inner staves together with micro-oxygenation.