The year is heating up in more ways than one.
Temperatures seem to just keep on rising in the capital with 18 Celsius days at 7.30am and no signs of any cooling down any time soon.
Invites to wine tastings are also pouring in thick and fast in the drinks industry and, for those of us who write about wine, beer and spirits, there are themed tastings to work on too. Mine are for Drinksbiz magazine.
I am the wine writer for Drinksbiz, which is published ever second month and sent to members of the drinks trade in New Zealand.
For more information about the tastings I do, feel free to get in touch by email: or via this website. I look forward to hearing any queries and do respond to all.

Tasting deadlines 2018

MARCH – deadline for submissions 10 March, published early April
Chardonnay tasting
APRIL – deadline for submissions 10 April, published early June
Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris
MAY – deadline for submissions 10 May, published early August
JULY – deadline for submissions 10 June, published early October
Albarino, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc
AUGUST – deadline for submissions 10 August, published early December
Champagne, Prosecco, sparkling wines of all styles and colours.