Novum is the new venture from William Hoare (who sold his interest in Marlborough Fromm Vineyard last year), and his wife, Rachel Jackson-Hoare. Hoare has an ebullient, witty personality which belies a very serious love of wine. A very impressive set of wines.
The latest issue of our magazine is available to download The independent Wine Monthly February 2018
This past week has been particularly trying, not least because the IWM website was apparently hacked leading to much frustration. We are only back online through the efforts of Heena, our very cheery tech support person, who worked tirelessly to get us back up and running.
The latest issue of our magazine is available to download The independent Wine Monthly January 2018
As the mother of three small children it’s been a while since I was the one on the receiving end of a telling off, yet that was exactly what I got during an otherwise most excellent pub dinner in London’s Highgate. Those of you who know me will not be surprised to hear the person dishing… Read More »
There can’t have been a single delegate at Pinot17 who wasn’t charmed by Hatsch Kalberer’s gentle speech praising Central Otago’s wines and its winemakers.
Food and Wine Classic Hawke’s Bay (FAWC) started back in 2012 and has grown over the last five years from an event held annually to one that now has two full months of activities in both November and June.
I was delighted to be invited by Juliane and Glenn Cormier to come present a tasting at their Nelson wine shop, Casa del Vino. Originally from the US, the couple have made Nelson their home, “it’s much warmer than Chicago” says Juliane.
Reading the notes that accompanied these new releases, I was surprised to learn Mahi’s symbol is not, as I always thought, a snail but instead a representation of the NZ fern frond. As we know, you learn something new every day.
New Zealand is reknown for its mercurial climate, with frosts, tropical storms, extreme winds and drought keeping viticulturists and winemakers the length of the country on their toes.
While most seem resigned to dealing with Mother Nature, it has always struck me that Waitaki seems to take pride, and actively promote itself, as being the… Read More »