Category Archives: syrah

2014 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah

One thing I have found through teaching wine courses is that students who are new to wine bring a refreshing perspective to the way they describe it. Wine should be described in an evocative (but hopefully pretention-free) way and we shouldn’t feel shackled by use of conventional anglo-saxon lexicon.

Two Friday night syrahs

On reflection, I think it was a seminal moment last Friday night when my husband looked at me and said : “I think I prefer the Trinity Hill”. Despite being together over twenty years, throughout which time he has drunk some of the world’s greatest wines, JR retains an amateur interest in the subject I… Read More »

Elephant Hill Winery : a brace of syrah

Since returning from the Hawke’s Bay Syrah Symposium in January, I have spent a bit of time pondering on the emerging style of NZ syrah. It was certainly clear from the comments of overseas journalists (especially the UK ones) they regarded NZ syrah, especially from Waiheke and HB, as the next ‘big thing’. Last week… Read More »