Podcast: For the Love of Wine – Erica Crawford

For the Love of Wine – Oct 17 2021 – Erica Crawford

The New Zealand world of wine is full of colourful people who are all passionate about their craft.

Journalist Kirsten Roedsgaard is passionate about New Zealand wine and invites people in the wine Industry to talk about their careers, back ground, wines and more.

Listen to […]

Monday, October 18, 2021|Wines|

Battle of the Blancs, Cameron Douglas MS

New Zealand reigns supreme at Southern Sauvignon Blanc ‘Test Match’

Top New Zealand and South African Sauvignon Blancs scrum for winning title, in honour of 100 years of All Blacks x Springbok rugby

We have played the old foe for a century: always tough, always fair. And this weekend, our All Blacks take on the mighty Springboks […]

Wednesday, October 6, 2021|Wines|

Features: EOD Drinks With Erica and Kim Crawford, Founder and Winemaker of Lovebloc‪k‬, VinePair

EOD Drinks With Erica and Kim Crawford, Founder and Winemaker of Lovebloc‪k‬

“In this episode of “EOD Drinks,” the VinePair team is joined by Kim Crawford, creator of the eponymous Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, and his wife, Erica Crawford. Hailing from New Zealand, the Kiwi duo is credited by many for popularizing the jubilant and zesty […]

Monday, February 22, 2021|Wines|

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|

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