Category: New Zealand

Spy Valley Echelon Marlborough Methodé Traditionnelle 2012

Spy Valley Echelon Marlborough Methodé Traditionnelle 2012

Spy Valley Echelon Marlborough Methodé Traditionnelle 2012 NZ$36.99 I was completely seduced by the tiny, fine bead inside the glass, white gold, glossy, aromas of rising dough, crusty bread, caramelised character and richly structured.  Full, generous, incredibly elegant and finely…

Misha’s Vineyard Cantata Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Misha's Vineyard Cantata Pinot Noir 2018 (Image courtesy Yvonne Lorkin)

Misha’s Vineyard Cantata Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $30 The good folk at Misha’s Vineyard have explained that a ‘Cantata’ is taken from the Italian word ‘cantere’, which means ‘to sing’.  It’s a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment apparently,…

Welcome Yvonne Lorkin – a New Zealand Wine Writer to MyWinePal

Yvonne Lorkin

As some of you may know, I was at one time the President and Cellarmaster for the South World Wine Society in Vancouver.  I had a wonderful time tasting wines from the Southern Hemisphere and meeting many winery principals.  I…

New Zealand Wine: Welcome to Pure Discovery 2019

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New Zealand is well-known for producing fresh vibrant Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines; both cool climate grapes.  But with global warming warmer climate grapes like Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah are also successfully grown and produce quality wines in New…