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.

Can a wine be beautiful?

STEPHEN WONG MW considers what we’re talking about when we talk about wine.

Telling it how it is

A great shiraz is a great shiraz however you say it, finds MARY- THERESE BLAIR.

Single vintage stars

Seek out syrah from the 2020 vintage without delay, says MARY- THERESE BLAIR.

Among the olives

Alexia Santamaria discovers an exciting newcomer to the Waiheke olive community.

The stuff of dreams

ROBERT ELIOTT, director of Winetopia and Lemongrass Productions.

Just too good

The task of picking the ten best pinot noirs proved too much for our judges, says MARY-THERESE BLAIR.

Better for Everyone

STEPHEN WONG, MW asks: how do women fare in the New Zealand wine landscape?

Find your new French favourite

There are 260 Champagne houses originating from 319 villages in the rural region of Champagne. For an area about the…

Making it look easy

You know those frustratingly organised, somehow effortlessly prepared friends who ‘just happen’ to have something…