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Scott House

Scott House

Tucked away in the middle of Marlborough vineyards or behind tall windbreak hedges are some stylish houses like Allan and Cathy Scott’s. Charmian Smith discovers the family home of one of Marlborough’s wine pioneers. A comfortable but gracious family home. Opposite Allan Scott’s Twelve Trees restaurant and […]

Doing it by the Numbers

Doing it by the Numbers

Paul Taggart takes a look at a fancy, new piece of kit that could make wine judges obsolete. The tasting team at WineNZ is a great bunch of guys – but when we take a lunch break at the EIT café they hoover up the […]

Midas Touch

Midas Touch

The WineNZ tastings are set up so the result can only be influenced by what’s in the glass. It is impossible for those of us involved to have favourites – wines that might do a little better than they otherwise would because we know the […]

A Dash of Lemon

A Dash of Lemon

My uncle took pride in his French ancestry, despite dilution by more than a dozen generations of English blood since the Huguenots fled the St Bartholomew’s Day massacres by French Catholics. Ironic, it might seem in hindsight, that he should have embraced the mechanised symbol […]

Last Word

Last Word

Bilge in Jam Jars How hard can it be to make a decent cup of coffee? I was in a café the other day, and I had a cuppa that tasted like dirt and served in a jam jar. The last time I was sold […]

New Releases

New Releases