Features: New Zealand: Helping Redefine Fine Wine Plus a Buyer’s Guide to some of the Country’s Best, Wine Align

New Zealand: Helping Redefine Fine Wine Plus a Buyer’s Guide to some of the Country’s Best

“Fine” wine, traditionally defined by a combination of factors such as long history and pedigree, longevity, scarcity, high price, and a widely held view of exceptional quality and authentic regionality, is under renovation. It’s no longer enough to be good. […]

Friday, November 27, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: Phil Parker: Out of the Ordinary, Ponsonby News

Phil Parker: Out of the Ordinary

2019 Loveblock TEE Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

An intriguing take on the Marlborough Sauvignon style. This wine has green tea added as an alternative antioxidant to sulphur dioxide (SO2). Quite shy aromas of peach and a hint of feijoa. On the palate there are soft acids and complex, multi-layered flavours of feijoa, […]

Monday, November 9, 2020|Wines|

Features: Capsule Considers: Wine Not? Our Picks Of The New Season’s Best Bottles

Capsule Considers: Wine Not? Our Picks Of The New Season’s Best Bottles

Buying wine can be an intimidating thing, especially if you’re outside of your comfort zone at the supermarket staring at the hundreds of bottles in front of you. We’ve trawled through some of the year’s new releases to bring you a list of summer’s […]

Monday, November 9, 2020|Wines|

Features: A natural solution to sulphur: Loveblock winery the first in the world to use green tea, Idealog

A natural solution to sulphur: Loveblock winery the first in the world to use green tea

Kiwi winery Loveblock is thought to be the first in the world to use green tea (Camellia sinensis) as a natural preservative in replacement of sulphur. An antioxidant, green tea has already proven its value in other product innovations for […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020|Wines|

Features: World first: Green tea replaces sulphur as a preservative for wine, GOOD

World first: Green tea replaces sulphur as a preservative for wine

Kiwi winery Loveblock is thought to be the first in the world to use green tea (Camellia sinensis) as a natural preservative in replacement of sulphur. An antioxidant, green tea has already proven its value in other product innovations for medicine and beauty.To achieve organic certification, sulphur […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020|Wines|

Features: Kiwi Winery First To Use Green Tea, Hotel

Kiwi Winery First To Use Green Tea

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 – green tea […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020|Wines|

Features: Kiwi winery world-first to use green tea as natural wine preservative, Fresh

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 […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020|Wines|

Features: NZ-Made Green Tea Wine Is A World First, Dish Cult

NZ-Made Green Tea Wine Is A World First

The award-winning Kiwi winery LoveBlock has made history with their latest collection. The Loveblock TEE Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 contains no added sulphur, swapping it out for green tea as a natural antioxidant in place of added preservatives. Using grapes grown on Loveblock’s certified organic Awatere Valley vineyard, the TEE […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020|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|

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|

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