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Features: Top 10 Wines to Try in 2020, London Wine Competition

Top 10 Wines to Try in 2020

“Here are the top 10 wines to try in 2020.

2016 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir

First on the list of ‘Top 10 Wines to Try in 2020’, 2016 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir comes from the vineyards in Central Otago. Grown in the Molyneux soils, this wine gets nice floral notes from […]

Wednesday, July 1, 2020|Wines|

Features: Erica’s Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Erica’s Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Here’s a family favourite, its substantial and nutty and can be tarted up with cream, nuts, bacon bits, but is totally perfect by itself!

Ingredients:1 Head of cauliflower4-6 Garlic cloves, or to taste2-3 White onions1 Can of cannellini beans1L Vegetable or chicken stock (roughly)Salt (to taste)Pepper (to taste)

Method:Set the oven to 180°C.Break the […]

Friday, June 12, 2020|Uncategorised, Wines|

Reviews: 5 Stars, Winestate

2019 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris

“A bright and very expressive Pinot Gris with piercing gooseberry-like aromatics and a crunchy white fruit flavour profile with delicate citrusy notes.”

5 Stars, Winestate, Organic & Biodynamic Wine Awards August/September 2020 (June 2020)

Thursday, June 11, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: 25 of the Best Sauvignon Blancs for 2020, VinePair

25 of the Best Sauvignon Blancs for 2020

“A classic French grape, Sauvignon Blanc has been the star player in Loire Valley Sancerre and a key supporting role in white Bordeaux wines for centuries. With a variety of flavor profiles that reflect its terroir (Old World Sauvignon Blancs tend to have a prominent minerality, while versions grown in Australia, California, […]

Monday, May 25, 2020|Wines|

Features: Spotlight On: Loveblock’s Erica Crawford, Wine Spectator

Spotlight On: Loveblock’s Erica Crawford

“The South Africa-born New Zealand wine star talks about wine’s life lessons, experimenting with orange wine, the origin of Someone’s Darling vineyard, and her first sip of wine—a sparkling “perry” known as Babycham.”

Watch the video here.

Wine Spectator (May 2020)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Reviews: Amanda Claire Goodwin, The Real Housewine

Wines to Make Summer Feel A Little More Like Summer

“Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, the warmer weather and sunshine has been a reminder that summer is here. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to wanting to goto beach parties or bar hop until 2am. Although it doesn’t seem like summer will […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2020|Wines|

Features: Wine With Wanda, Love Leads at Loveblock Winery in New Zealand

Love Leads at Loveblock Winery in New Zealand

“Going organic is a choice, and for us, feels like the right thing to do. Our intention is to nurture the ecosystem of the soil and the vines and give back to its roots as naturally as possible. Ultimately, I believe the resulting wine is better and truer […]

Monday, May 18, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Reviews: Excellent, Otago Daily Times

2018 Loveblock ORANGE Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

“100% Sauvignon Blanc. A savoury undercurrent with preserved lemon, wild herbs, lemon and blood orange. Brim full of flavour with fruit pastille, poached pears, racy herbaceousness and a honeyed hint. Ripe gooseberry joins the party as it flows to a vibrant pear, honey and green herb driven close. A light […]

Wednesday, May 6, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: 88 Points, Wine Enthusiast

2019 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

“Currently this vintage of Loveblock is ultrayoung, with what feels like a fair whack of sulfur overlaying the fruit. Peach, tropical fruit and honeysuckle are there, along with a flicker of something herbal. The palate is creamy with nicely balanced acidity and a bitter note on the finish.”

88 Points, Wine Enthusiast, […]

Friday, May 1, 2020|Wines|

Features: Women in Wine Vol. 24 – Erica Crawford

Women in Wine Vol. 24 – Erica Crawford

“ON A CHILLY MONDAY NIGHT

I headed over to Claw Daddy’s in the Lower East Side to meet up with one of the most influential women in the world of wine, Erica Crawford. Yes that Crawford, the co creator of Kim Crawford wines. While Erica is not with KC […]

Friday, April 24, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

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