Joelle Thomson

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17.5/20 2022 Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris RRP $22.99 Big, fleshy and flavoursome with ripe guava leading the taste in this accessibly soft and lightly spicy Pinot Gris. It has lovely weight and texture thanks to wild yeast ferments, lees stirring while ageing in barre...
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Two new Pinot Gris from an old Marlborough winery

17.5/202022 Astrolabe Sleepers Vineyard Kekerengu Coast Pinot Gris RRP $25.99 The Sleepers Vineyard at Kekerengu, on the coast south of Blenheim, is a beautiful site and Astrolabe is the only wine producer using grapes from here. Cool coastal breezes add vibrancy a...
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Surprising wines from New Zealand's three most popular grapes

Winery founder Rachael Carter of the glamorously named Soho brand featured as our Friday drinks interview last Friday and this week we moved south to North Canterbury over on this blog to meet Cameron Woodhouse, the new chef at Greystone.  In the meantime, with Easter a...
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