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|

Organic Wine Week with Zephyr & Loveblock

19-24 September 2021

‘Meet the Maker’ Dining Events | Wine Tastings | Bar Takeovers

To celebrate Organic Wine Week (September 20-26) and the spring equinox, wine industry legends Ben Glover (Zephyr) and Erica Crawford (Loveblock) are taking their stellar line-up of organic wines nationwide – sharing their organic journey with a series of innovative bar takeovers, […]

Tuesday, August 10, 2021|Events|

Reviews: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

Impressive variety of styles among recent sauvignon blancs

By Mark Henderson

Exciting to see the raft of interesting flavours across the wines, with some treading quite different paths.

No risk of Sauvignon Blanc being a one-trick pony here.

Finally, was the excitement at the overall quality across the group.

Sure, some accomplished producers here, but the class of these recent […]

Thursday, July 29, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

A grape by any other name

By Mark Henderson

In life you might question someone who goes by an alias, but in the world of grape varieties this is all very commonplace.

Pinot Gris is but one example.

Whether labelled as pinot grigio in Italy, grauburgunder and rulander in Germany and Austria (the former generally drier, the latter more often […]

Thursday, July 22, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 4 Stars, Winestate

Winestate Recent Releases

Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 – 4 StarsThis graceful, vibrantly fruity and youthful red was mostly estate-grown at Bendigo. Deep ruby, with a fragrant, fresh, slightly spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling and supple, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, lively acidity and gentle tannins. Best drinking […]

Monday, June 28, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 93 Points, WineFolio

93 Points, WineFolio

Loveblock Pinot Gris 2020

A Marlborough wine, Loveblock – a personal brand, and return, from winemaker Kim Crawford. Palest green-yellow in the glass, with delicious aromas of wild fennel, golden apple, cardamom and pear. Crisply dry, light to medium bodied, with a lively line of acidity. Fresh ginger, lychee, greengage, basil, and rockmelon flavours […]

Monday, May 17, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine

Cameron Douglas MS Tasting Notes, World of Wine Winter Edition

2020 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir – 95 Points

Vibrant, complex, ripe, varietal and intense pinosity with aromas of crushed black cherry, dried raspberry and plum compote. There’s a core of mineral and toasty leesy complexity. Bright, fresh, precise, fruity and quite delicious on the palate. […]

Wednesday, May 5, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 91 Points, Tina Gellie, Decanter

25 of the best New Zealand wines for spring

Loveblock, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand 2020

Appealing musky pear-drop aromas lead on to a just-dry palate of juicy tinned peaches and pears. The creamy, quite weighty mouthfeel is nicely balanced by flinty mineral acidity, giving a gentle but succulent wine that would be delicious with roast pork. […]

Wednesday, March 17, 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|

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