Joelle Thomson

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A French writer once said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. It's not the cheeriest outlook but fortunately some things do change, even if it is at a glacial pace. The gender pay gap may still exist but fortunately women working in paid employment is n...
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18.5/20 2022 Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay RRP $22.99 This is the jewel in the crown of the new releases from Jules Taylor in Marlborough. Rich, creamy, smooth, full bodied, totally dry in taste with citrus flavours but complex oatmeal and toasted almond notes coming t...
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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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17.5/202021 Jules Taylor OTQ Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc RRP $35Lees work leads into a medium bodied zesty style that hints at Sauvignon Blanc with its tropical fruit flavours and length. This wine has softness and a rich fuller body than most Sauvignons could dream of, ...
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Jules Taylor says she immediately returned home to Marlborough to beg for her first job after she finished her winemaking studies at Lincoln University in Canterbury.  "I always imagined working in viticulture but after doing a vintage, I kind of got majorly sidetracked...
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