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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|

Features: From Here You Can Almost See the End of the Planet…, Wine Soundtrack

From Here You Can Almost See the End of the Planet…

I am Erica, one half of a duo dedicated to Loveblock.

Back in 2004, this was a wild piece of land, untamed and hidden from the world. We, Kim and I, have both been working in the wine industry for most of our lives and wondered […]

Wednesday, September 23, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Features: Kiwi winery using green tea as natural wine preservative, Voxy.co.nz

Kiwi winery using green tea as natural wine preservative

Kiwi winery world-first to use green tea as natural wine preservative Loveblock TEE Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 contains no added sulphur, certified organic

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 […]

Wednesday, September 23, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: 5 Stars, Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

2019 Loveblock Marlborough TEE Sauvignon Blanc

Loveblock TEE Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough

Bright, medium straw-yellow with a golden hue, even colour throughout. Elegantly-full bouquet, packed with intense aromas of saffron, candied orange peel, lemon basil, lemon zest, underlying honeysuckle, complexing nuances interwoven softly.

Medium-bodied, crisp and mouthwatering aromas of pink grapefruit, lemon basil, saffron forms a good […]

Monday, September 21, 2020|Wines|

Features: Loveblock Wines using green tea as a natural preservative, Newstalk ZB

Loveblock Wines using green tea as a natural preservative

If a sulphite free, vegan friendly and organic wine is what you’ve been after, then some Kiwi innovation in the wine sector could be your cup of tea.

The award winning Loveblock Wines has designed and launched what is believed to be a world first – using green […]

Monday, September 21, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Reviews: Wine, etc: Hot weather is the perfect time for these sauvignon blancs, The Capital Gazette

Wine, etc: Hot weather is the perfect time for these sauvignon blancs

Wine picks

Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago 2018 ($30). This is a great example of why consumers will start seeing more examples of excellent pinot noir from New Zealand. Rich and ripe berry flavors with a finish of tart cherries. Very food friendly with perfect […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2020|Wines|

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