New and Noteworthy

Fine wines from Foxes Island

Foxes Island is the Marlborough vineyard established by high profile winemaker, John Belsham, who planted pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and riesling.

A bevy of beautiful cabernets

The latest Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is just one of a bevy of beauties in my latest tasting of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet-based blends.

Quality in common

These three red wines appear to have little in common. They are from three different regions, are made from different grape varieties and were produced in different vintages.

Spectacular shiraz-a-thon

I recently finished a tasting of over 200 shirazes, which I strung out over nine tasting days. As always, there were many highlights.

Super syrah from Cypress

After selling Te Awa Wines the Lawson family bought a small hillside farm in the Gimblett Gravels subregion and planted a vineyard on the terraced slopes with a view to producing small quantities of premium wine.