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Features: More tea vicar? Taste testing the wine industry’s New Age preservative, BusinessDesk

More tea vicar? Taste testing the wine industry’s New Age preservative

Anyone who has been drinking wine for 30 years or more will remember when organic wine was a curiosity made by hippies on 10-acre lifestyle blocks that you suspected might also conceal modest cannabis plantations. Now it is de rigueur for wine companies to have at least […]

Monday, October 19, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Reviews: Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Yvonne Lorkin

Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $26.99

Straight out the gate this is unlike any sauvignon blanc I’ve tasted recently.  Perfumed with lemon verbena, lemongrass, soft herbaceousness and a whisker of marzipan, on the palate it’s crunchy-fresh and flinty, edged with green apple, white nectarine and mandarin. It’s a fun, frisky, […]

Monday, October 19, 2020|Wines|

Features: Kiwi winery world-first to use green tea as natural wine preservative…, NZ Wine Directory

Kiwi winery world-first to use green tea as natural wine 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, October 19, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Features: Thirst Quencher – Wine Not, NZ Food Technology News

Thirst Quencher – Wine Not

Kiwis are an innovative bunch, especially in the wine industry.

Already an award-winning winery, Loveblock is now leading the charge with their new 2019 TEE Sauvignon Blanc that is thought to be the first in the world to use green tea as a natural preservative in replacement of sulphur.

Added at each stage […]

Monday, October 19, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

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|

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