Loveblock Pinot Noir 2012

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day and beyond with a bottle of the 2012 Loveblock Pinot Noir. This red wine comes from Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s a region known for high quality Pinot Noir, and Loveblock is just that. The winery was founded by Erica and Kim Crawford. Kim, Loveblock’s […]

Sauvignon Blanc Cocktails

Looking for a new way to enjoy the Sauvignon Blanc you’ve been sipping all summer? Try it in a cocktail or even a popsicle, with one of these recipes from Brancott Estate. Brancott Estate was the pioneer of Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand’s Marlborough region, planting vines in the mid 1970s. Today the company is […]

Winter Whites: White Wines in Season

White wine is in season even when the weather is cool. Here are five white wines to try tonight: Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 13% alcohol $22 If you think the only white wine that comes from New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc, you’re missing out. Craggy Range produces delicious single […]

AG Pick: Craggy Range Chardonnay 2010

With all the attention paid to New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc it may be easy to overlook the country’s Chardonnay. While Craggy Range Vineyards produces lovely Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay should not be missed. Refreshing acidity, pleasing minerality and just the slightest touch of oak make the 2010 Craggy Range Chardonnay reminiscent of its French counterpart. […]

AG Pick: Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2007

With its cool climate, New Zealand has the ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir.  In fact, Pinot Noir is the most widely planted red wine grape in the country.  Yet as with a lot of Pinot Noir, finding a bottle from New Zealand that suits your tastes can be tricky. But there’s no finger crossing […]