Novum is the brainchild of Will and Rachel Hoare. Will started as a cellar hand and left as General Manager of Fromm after 19 years.
Pinot noir and shiraz are an unlikely couple, yet they are surprisingly complementary.
On a recent holiday in the fairly remote high country in New Zealand’s South Island, I made some startling wine discoveries. Namely, several Australian wines under well-known New Zealand labels.
The latest Bindi and By Farr pinot noirs are exceptional, as we have come to expect.
I put some pricey pinot noirs from Gibbston Valley Wines, Rockburn Wines and Blank Canvas to the test.
The winemaker for Marlborough winery Isabel, Jeremy McKenzie, paid a visit the other day and I was updated on this well-established winery’s new direction.
Rising summer temperatures now demand that red wines routinely get a brief spell in the fridge before serving.
Nanny Goat is a Central Otago winery specialising in pinot noir.
I recently ate at Sydney Cantonese restaurant Golden Century with winemaker Daniel Wagner, of Weingut Wagner-Stempel in Rheinhessen.
A By Arras Premium Cuvée NV, Tasmania, AUD $20-$30