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|

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: 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: 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: 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|

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|

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|

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|

Features: YouTube, IG LIVE Loveblock Tasting with Erica

IG LIVE Loveblock Tasting with Erica

“New Zealand based female business leader. Erica is Loveblock wines founder and driving force. She continues to impress me as she forged on her journey to make her wines 100% organic, biodynamic, and sustainable. With her husband Kim as the winemaker, Erica and him are not shy of experimentation and […]

Tuesday, April 21, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

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