In My Wine Rack

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My wine rack. Note that it contains only wine, rather than random bottles of vinegar, olive oil, fizzy drink… I am quite proud of this.

While popping away the wine from my weekly shop recently I noticed that my very modest six-space wine rack was, for the very first time, completely full of bottles of wine. On closer examination I was rather pleased to realise that I had what I think passes as a well-balanced selection. Continue reading “In My Wine Rack”

The Winery, Queenstown

A self-serve wine-tasting bar? It’s certainly an interesting concept, and when Becks and I happened to walk past The Winery in Queenstown over Easter I knew I had to check it out… just as soon as Lent was over.

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Sauvignon Blanc dispenser at The Winery.

So on Easter Monday, the last day of our holiday, I wandered back and spent a pleasant hour trying it out. Continue reading “The Winery, Queenstown”

Wine Profile: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (c) Wine Folly.
Sauvignon Blanc (c) Wine Folly.

In the 1980s New Zealand burst onto the international wine scene with crisp, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region at the top of the South Island. It was good. Really good, and thus New Zealand’s international wine industry was born. Continue reading “Wine Profile: Sauvignon Blanc”