Novum Marlborough : New Releases

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.

Casa del Vino, Nelson

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.

Q Wine Waitaki

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 »