Tag: Cloudy Bay

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Sauvignon Blanc – Get Past the Gooseberry, Let’s Talk About New Zealand Wine

 mywinepal  May 4, 2020

The first wine you probably tasted from New Zealand was probably Sauvignon Blanc, and probably it was from Cloudy Bay from the Marlborough region.  People know this wine style and recognize it as being from New Zealand.  But are consumer and sommelier’s expectations changing with regard to this wine from New Zealand?  I attended an online wine seminar about New…

Flavours of NZ brochure

The Latest Kiwi Wines Here to Enjoy in BC

 mywinepal  May 13, 2018

Did you know the first recorded planting of grapevines in New Zealand was at the Bay of Islands in 1819?  Wine was being made by Scottish, French, and Croatians making a new life in New Zealand.  But powdery mildew, phylloxera, and prohibitionists together brought a halt to wine production.  In the early and mid-1900’s wine production grew very slowly, but the…

New Zealand Pinot Noir flight to taste

Get the Dirt on New Zealand Pinot Noir

 mywinepal  May 11, 2014

New Zealand is a small country, but packs a big punch in the wine world with their crisp, herbal, and citrusy Sauvignon Blancs, and more recently with their Pinot Noirs.  The Pinot Noir grape has been said to be the best grape to demonstrate terroir, with New Zealand the terroir is quite varied from the North to the South Island,…

Wine maker Tim Heath from Cloudy Bay

Tasting Cloudy Bay on a Sunny Day with Tim Heath in Vancouver

 mywinepal  October 1, 2013

It is always a treat to have a chance to meet a winemaker pouring their wine and telling you the story behind it, the vintage, the winery, or themselves.  Recently, I had a chance to meet Tim Heath, the wine maker for the New Zealand winery Cloudy Bay, on a sunny fall day.  Cloudy Bay winery, located in Marlborough, is…