Mount Dottrel 2007 (Mitre Rocks, Central Otago, NZ)

Clear and bright rich red reflections immediately foretell of good things to come. Lifted aromas of red forest berries waft from the glass urging the drinker on. The palate displays surprising freshness of juicy fruit, summer berries and cherry mingled … Continue reading

Central Otago tasting (at Taxi Dining Room, Melbourne) 25th August 2013

On Sunday afternoon, I attended a tasting of Central Otago pinot noir held at Taxi Dining room in Melbourne. It was organised by Central Otago Pinot Noir Limited (COPNL) which is a promotional organisation that develops regional promotions to benefit … Continue reading

Pinot Palooza continued.

Pinot Palooza was a bonanza for pinot lovers in Melbourne last weekend – an opportunity to meet wine makers and taste some of Australia and NZ’s best pinot noirs.  My only problem was with the number of people attending and the … Continue reading

Schubert 2008 Marions Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wairarapa, NZ)

I was privileged to try Schubert wines during a lovely vineyard lunch hosted by Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling in their Martinborough vineyard a few years ago. All their wines were outstanding but during the lunch I thought their ‘Marion’s … Continue reading

NZ PINOT NOIR 2010

I attended NZ Pinot Noir 2010 conference with my beautiful friend and fellow pinot lover Pat Landee of Patty’s Pinot Closet fame (www.pinotnoirs.com). This is a great event  held every 3 years and is an outstanding opportunity to learn about … Continue reading