If you want something done... ask a busy person
April 29, 2023
It's often been said that if you want something done, get a busy person to do it. As counter intuitive as it sounds, it can be true everywhere from the workplace to the sports field, to the kitchen, the garden and even to how people relax. The theme of busyness has been...
What's old is new again
April 25, 2023
A new initiative launched by two well known New Zealand wineries began eight years ago with the launch of 10 year old wines that were labelled Aged Releases. The wineries in question are Pegasus Bay and Dog Point and both have since continued the trend of releasing intention...
Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon - Wine of the week
February 8, 2023
A great white, modelled on the best dry wines from Bordeaux, France, but made in North Canterbury, New Zealand.Wine of the week, 8 February 202319/20 2020 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon RRP $35.99Hot nights call for cool whites and this fleshy, full bodied, bone dry white bl...
Tasting note... 2021 Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MK II
December 9, 2022
18.5/202021 Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MK II Pegasus Bay has forged a reputation for great whites and powerful reds modelled on the great classic wines of the world, so here's one that breaks the mould. The second edition of Vergence is a blend of mostly Pinot Noir w...
Wine of the week - beautiful by name and by nature
July 30, 2022
Wine of the week Bel Canto
19.5/202020 Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling RRP $42Beautiful by name and by nature, Bel Canto is the greatest Riesling in the South Island with its incredible concentration of ripe orange and mandarin flavours coming from hand picked grapes with a high portion of shrivell...
Where can I find a good Pinot Noir? Six top drops
February 28, 2022
“I find Pinot Noir a bit of a mixed bag and it’s not always easy finding a good one – can you help?” It’s a common question from readers of this blog, friends and family, and it's a question that is usually answered with a “Yes and sorry to be the bearer of bad t...
Monday morning wine with Ed Donaldson
September 6, 2021
Getting to know the people behind the wines and learning about their journeys can be as interesting as New Zealand’s best wines taste, which was the inspiration for this interview. It’s the third in a new series on this website, delving into the people behind the scen...
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