Category: New Zealand

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…

Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig with Wine

Chinese New Year of the Brown Pig (Image courtesy www.thechinesezodiac.org)

February 5, 2019 is the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig.   In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. 2019 is supposed to be a great year to make money, and a good year to invest. According…

Vintage Corks 10th Anniversary Portfolio Tasting – Get Your Tickets

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Vancouver-based wine importer Vintage Corks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a walk-around tasting featuring some of the world’s most exclusive wineries. Vintage Corks is unusual among local wine importers in that the agency specializes in acclaimed and hard-to-find boutique wines…