Articles: Seeking freshness in the southern hemisphere, Jancis Robinson

An update on organic Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from New Zealand. 98% of Marlborough vineyards are now picked by machines, such as the one pictured above courtesy of New Zealand Winegrowers Inc, te Pā. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times.

There’s something archetypal about Paris and Sancerre. I associate glasses of pale, searing, […]

Tuesday, October 19, 2021|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|

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|

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|

Feature: Beverage Media, Loveblock’s Erica Crawford Hosts Dinner


“With a passion for sustainability and biodiversity, Erica Crawford of Loveblock wine shared tastes and stories at Craw Daddy on March 2nd. Loveblock, the “love child” of Erica and her husband Kim, was created with best farming practices, organic winemaking and experimentation in mind. Notably, she poured the 2018 and 2019 […]

Wednesday, April 15, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Reviews: Cultures of Booze, Tasting Note: Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc Orange Hits the Mark

Tasting Note: Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc Orange Hits the Mark

This was one of my favorite natural wines from last year, and I was so excited when it was Loveblock. Hailing from New Zealand’s Marlborough region, Loveblock is the winery that is doing so much for the region and this Sauvignon Blanc, made with zero sulfites added, […]

Tuesday, March 3, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

2014 Loveblock Marlborough Bone Dry Riesling 4 Stars / Top Rank / Top Value / #9 of 49 2014 Riesling from Marlborough

2019 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 4 Stars / Top Rank / #5 of 15 2019 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

2019 Loveblock […]

Monday, January 13, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: Michael Cooper, WINESTATE Marlborough Tasting March/April 2020 Issue

WINESTATE Marlborough Tasting March/April 2020 Issue

Loveblock Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2018 Perfumed, rich wine, estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley. Full-bodied and intensely varietal, with concentrated, ripe, peachy, spicy flavours, gentle sweetness, a slightly oily texture and a fresh, long finish. Fine value. $22

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 Certified organic, this estate-grown, […]

Saturday, December 21, 2019|Wines|

Feature: Selling A Wine Brand To Make Wines From The Heart, Forbes

Selling A Wine Brand To Make Wines From The Heart

New Zealand is one of those countries, despite being a far-flung destination for most people, that tops most travel bucket lists mainly for its sheer raw beauty that reaches its ultimate wow factor in Central Otago (southern part of the South Island). Although it is now considered […]

Thursday, October 31, 2019|Interviews, Wines|

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