Category Archives: Thoughts on Wine

My friends have discovered the “Tardis in the Wine Room”

I’m not positive who discovered it first, it was either Acepfv or The Gardener who worked out that if they bring a wine that I like to my place for dinner, there is a good chance that the “Tardis in … Continue reading

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Why I don’t own a Grange – Part 1

What it’s not about Price, Taste or Quality I have two bottles of Château d’Yquem 2001 waiting for a special occasion, so it’s not about price. As some may be aware I’m not a big fan of South Australian Shiraz, … Continue reading

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Modo Mio one and a half out of three

Or. A Sommelier! a  Sommelier! my kingdom (I don’t actually have one) for a Sommelier! It’s not usually my style to give scores but I couldn’t help myself with Modo Mio. On my 3 point scale (devised just now so … Continue reading

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New Zealand regions – Gisborne

We had a bottle 2010 Shotberry Chardonnay by Crazy by Nature at the River Hotel in Gisborne over diner, we chose this wine from what was a very short list, shorter than their range of beers. As this wine originated … Continue reading

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TERROIR? What is it? Is there such a thing? Well, yes, I believe there is, the short answer is, it’s the natural components that contribute to the flavours of a wine. For me it is the sense of place as … Continue reading

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Aged Central Otagos

And I don’t mean Sam Neill, but the wines he and other wine producers of the region make, are they age worthy like a good Burgundy, personally I believe they are, this region shows great potential for aged pinot Noir. … Continue reading

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