When I heard my colleague Bob Campbell MW had been honoured as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, I was hoping to be able to call him Sir Bob.
When I received an official-looking “NZ Government” letter the possibility that I might have made the New Year Honours List was the last thing on my mind.
Lonely Planet has just released Wine Trails, Australia and New Zealand, a handy guide for visitors to 30 Australian and 10 New Zealand wine regions.
Winetopia is a “must-visit” event for all wine lovers. It represents a chance to taste, discuss and buy the wines of 60 wine producers in both Auckland and Wellington.
I often puzzle over what seems to me the overuse of the term ‘mineral’.
This entertaining and instructive course will greatly accelerate your understanding of wine using a tasting technique called “wine profiling”.
Want to know the oldest or most expensive wine I have tasted? Read on!
On the last Wednesday of each month, I plan to taste my top ten wines.
Help someone you love get more pleasure from wine. I offer Gift Certificates for my one-day or five-week courses. Both are offered in Auckland while the one-day course is also held in Wellington, Blenheim and Christchurch.
As many of you will know, independent opinion in wine has come under pressure from several fronts.
As two major critics of Australian and New Zealand wine, Huon Hooke and I are making a stand for even-handed, transparent, ethical and independent reviewing.
We call it #RealReviews.