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Oak

Oak is a major component in the creation of wine. Its uses range from being just a storage container, through to adding specific characteristics to the finished product. The smaller the vessel, the greater amount of oak influence due to more surface area compared to the volume of wine within. Various forms are used including … Continue reading…

Wine with food

Much of the time when we enjoy a glass or two of wine, it is with a meal. How then, do we know which wines work with which foods? The first rule is that if you like it, then it works. What I hope to do is give you some ideas that make it work … Continue reading…

Trophies announced at Marlborough Wine Show celebration dinner

Members of the Marlborough wine industry gathered in Blenheim last night to celebrate the results of the 2015 Marlborough Wine Show. 15 trophies were announced including the Marlborough Museum Legacy Award and the O-I New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show. Chief Judge Oliver Masters spoke of this years’ judging event, held three weeks ago, reporting that … Continue reading…

An A to Z of Marlborough Cellar Doors

A brief guide to who’s got what and where Auntsfield has a great one at the end of Paynters Road offering top quality Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while paying homage to David Herd who established Marlborough’s first vineyard. Allan Scott’s on Jackson’s Road has a popular restaurant as well as an extensive range … Continue reading…