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20 January, 2019

I am pleased to advise that I am now out of hospital. Unfortunately the severity of the infection has left me considerably weaker physically, but my partner Sue and I trust that I will make improvements over some time...READ MORE

Raymond in Hospital
11 January, 2019

Raymond is in hospital fighting a serious blood infection. The doctors are saying he is making good progress, and he should be back reviewing wines very soon. Apologies for the inconvenience.READ MORE

Villa Maria ‘Seddon’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013
03 January, 2019

With the 1990 vintage, Villa Maria released its first ‘Reserve’ Pinot Noir, from Marlborough fruit, and they hit the ground running, the wine winning a number of major awards. Villa Maria’s progress with Pinot Noir has continued unabated, and there are now a number of...READ MORE

Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018
31 December, 2018

The Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc is Saint Clair’s flagship wine and one of the best Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. It is consistently and unashamedly fully-expressive of the thiol passionfruity flavours which have been seen as controversial...READ MORE

Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
28 December, 2018

Ribbonwood is a brand produced by Framingham Wines for exclusive distribution and sales in New Zealand through the New Zealand Wine Society and for export channels. It is named after the tallest native deciduous tree, which was planted by the winery in 1998...READ MORE

Paddy Borthwick 2018 Rosé, Riesling, Pinot Gris and ‘Falloon’ Pinot Noir
27 December, 2018

Scion of the famous Borthwick Meat Business family which has Te Whanga Farm in the Wairarapa, Paddy Borthwick established 27 ha Borthwick Vineyard on old river terraces overlooking the Ruamahanga River after extensive winemaking experience...READ MORE

The Luminary and Pencarrow 2018 Pinot Gris
27 December, 2018

Most wine producers with a broad portfolio have Pinot Gris in the mix, and Palliser Estate in Martinborough is no exception. Besides the Palliser ‘Estate’ wine, there is the ‘Pencarrow’ second brand and ‘The Luminary’ a range designed for FMCG channels...READ MORE

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