Articles: How a Mug of Rooibos Tea May Revolutionize Winemaking, Somm TV

How a Mug of Rooibos Tea May Revolutionize Winemaking

“Where there’s tea, there is hope.” English playwright, Wing Pinero, may have been onto something in the late 1800s. Centuries later, some winemakers are replacing sulfur with tannins from tea leaves. In 2011, Trevor Strydom had an epiphany when his daughter brought him a cup of Rooibos […]

Monday, April 4, 2022|Uncategorised, Wines|

Reviews: New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide

2021 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Organic

“Estate-grown and partly (33 per cent) hand-picked in the lower Awatere Valley, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) was fermented in tanks (mostly) and a mix of clay amphorae, concrete eggs and oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a distinctive wine, medium to full-bodied, with very good intensity of vigorous, […]

Thursday, March 17, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

2021 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Estate

“Bursting with energy, the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) offers excellent concentration of freshly cut pineapple alongside lemon sherbet and peach. There’s a subtle green background note of capsicum and gooseberry displaying the variety’s spectrum of flavors. It has a powerful core and sinew on the long, fragrant finish.” […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: Winestate Wine of the Year Awards Annual Edition 2022

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Organic

5 Stars / 98 Points

“Certified organic, this is a top vintage of this single-vineyard, Awatere Valley wine. Showing excellent complexity (one-third of the blend was aged in a mix of clay amphorae, barrels and concrete eggs), it is mouthfilling, fleshy, sweet-fruited and dry, with concentrated, ripely herbaceous flavours and […]

Monday, February 14, 2022|Wines|

Articles: Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s Marlborough region is famous for singular Sauvignon Blanc, but as Chris Howard discovers, diverse expressions are well under way deep in the South Pacific.

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’s overnight success simultaneously redefined the French variety and placed New Zealand on the wine world stage. Exploding on the scene in […]

Wednesday, November 10, 2021|Wines|

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|

Reviews: 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast – 2020 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast (November 2021)

Tuesday, October 12, 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|

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: Aromatic White Wines That Overdeliver, Pix

Aromatic White Wines That Overdeliver

Wine communicator Penny Sadler suggests three wines that are perfect for summer

Five years ago, Dallas’s Penny Sadler’s business took her to a variety of the world’s great wine regions and vineyards. But, something was missing.

“I liked wine, but I didn’t know very much about it,” she says, “so I was visiting […]

Tuesday, June 15, 2021|Wines|

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