According to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), New Zealand has slipped from 14th to 16th largest wine producing country in 2017 after being overtaken by Hungary and Brazil.
This is about the illegal addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.
Anciano Calatayud Garnacha 2015, Spain, NZD $19.99
De Alto Amo Rioja DOC 2016, Spain, AUD $20
Piqueras Old Vines Garnacha Almansa DO 2014, Spain, NZD $19.95
Matsu El Picaro Toro DO Tempranillo 2016, Spain, NZD $24.99
Gran Familia Rioja Reserva 2012, Spain, NZD $21.95
Antonio Flores Pedregosa’s business card describes him as ‘master blender, winemaker, enologo’ of Spanish sherry producer Gonzalez Byass.
Vallformosa NV Cava Classic Brut Rosat, Spain, NZD $23.95
A glass of wine at the end of a busy day is one of life’s great pleasures. Increasingly I find myself reaching for the Spanish cheese manchego as an accompaniment.