Pinot Gris is cool again

The recent vintage of cool-climate pinot gris delivers fresh, bright wines perfect for drinking this summer, says…

Pick and mix

MARY-THÉRÈSE BLAIR finds a wonderfully varied playlist emerging from the ‘other whites’ tasting.

Oh Mother, where art thou?

Why are there so few women winemakers, asks MARY-THÉRÈSE BLAIR?

Yeah, no, it’s trés bien

When it’s New Zealand vs France in the rosé stakes, the result is a dead heat, says MARY-THÉRÈSE BLAIR.

Raise a glass…

As Marlborough celebrates 50 years since the first modern- day vineyard plantings, STEPHEN WONG MW looks at the past…

All that sparkles

Popping the cork on a bottle of Champagne still gives a sense of excitement, says MARY-THÉRÈSE BLAIR.

Making match

Kelli Brett examines the ingredients for a perfect pairing.

Past, present, future

MARY-THÉRÈSE BLAIR celebrates one of the old-timers of new-world winemaking.

Hawke’s Bay top list

As Hawke’s Bay wines pull off a remarkable sweep of the top ten standings, MARY-THERESE BLAIR finds a lot to like.