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Features: Green tea as a wine preservative, The Real Review, Bob Campbell MW

Green tea as a wine preservative

Marlborough wine producer, Loveblock, has now produced three vintages of sauvignon blanc using green tea as a preservative in place of the antioxidant, sulphur. Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is well known for its antioxidant properties and is a permitted additive to wine in both New Zealand and Australia.The three wines made […]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020|Wines|

Features: This local winery is using green tea extract to make its organic wines, Woman

This local winery is using green tea extract to make its organic wines

In a bid to keep sulphur and other additives out of wine, green tea leaf extract is being used as a natural alternative by this Marlborough vineyard.

Loveblock founder Erica Crawford has developed their latest Sauvignon Blanc with green tea extract, believed to be […]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Features: On Common Ground, Cuisine Bites

On Common Ground

In a post-COVID world what does Visa Wellington On A Plate bring to the table with regards to tourism, economic development and the telling of the all-important New Zealand food story? The festival runs for the month of October with hundreds of venues right across the greater Wellington region participating, and along with all […]

Friday, October 9, 2020|Uncategorised|

Reviews: Vic Williams, NZ Wine Society

2019 Loveblock Marlborough TEE Sauvignon Blanc

Straw and lemon rind aromas, leading to a gently sweet flavour introduction. Nicely integrated acids ensure a creamy texture that accentuates the ripe fruit. A Sauvignon Blanc with real character.

Vic Williams, NZ Wine Society (Oct 2020)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020|Uncategorised|

Reviews: John Bartlett, NZ Wine Directory

2019 Loveblock Marlborough TEE Sauvignon Blanc

Bright pale golden coloured wine with a light oily viscosity. Lovely fragrant florals, oranges & lemons, & just whiff of green herb / tomato stalk aromas in the nose. Gorgeous full & rounded palate, nicely textured with lush stone-fruit & lemony citrus flavours, fresh acidity & a crisp mouth-watering finish. […]

Wednesday, October 7, 2020|Uncategorised|

Features: Uncorked: Unusual climate sets New Zealand vineyards apart, Daily Chronicle

Uncorked: Unusual climate sets New Zealand vineyards apart

Kel Dixon knows New Zealand has a calling card when it comes to wine recognition.

“There’s no doubt sauvignon blanc was the front door,” said Dixon, the winemaker at Whitecliff. “The growth of sauvignon blanc has been monumental. In the last five years, it’s gone from strength to strength. […]

Tuesday, October 6, 2020|Uncategorised|

Features: Loveblock Wines Tea Mendous Innovation, Toast

Loveblock Wines Tea Mendous Innovation

New Zealand winery Loveblock has achieved what looks like a world first – using green tea as a natural preservative instead of sulphur

Award-winning Kiwi winery Loveblock is leading the charge in wine innovation, with a Sauvignon Blanc that is thought to be the first in the world to use green tea […]

Thursday, October 1, 2020|Wines|

Features: Kiwi Winery World-First to Use Green Tea as Natural Preservative, Supermarket News

Kiwi Winery World-First to Use Green Tea as Natural Preservative

Award-winning Kiwi winery Loveblock is leading the charge in wine innovation with a Sauvignon Blanc that is thought to be the first in the world to use green tea as a natural preservative in replacement of sulphur.

Instead of sulphur – the traditional preservative used in wine […]

Monday, September 28, 2020|Wines|

Features: Loveblock TEE – Green Tea Antioxidant In Place Of Sulphur, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

Loveblock TEE – Green Tea Antioxidant In Place Of Sulphur

Loveblock TEE – Erica & Kim Crawford have experimented using green tea as a natural antioxidant, instead of using sulphur as a traditional preservative used in winemaking. Green tea (Camellia sinensis), a registered wine additive, is added at each stage of the winemaking process that sees […]

Monday, September 28, 2020|Wines|

Features: Winery uses green tea as natural wine preservative, Stuff.co.nz

Winery uses green tea as natural wine preservative

When husband and wife winemaking duo Erica and Kim saw green tea was a New Zealand registered wine additive, the pair had to give it a go.

Loveblock founder Erica Crawford is from South Africa, and was inspired by similar practices from her home country, where winemakers had replaced […]

Friday, September 25, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

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