Tag: New Zealand

Ned Pinnacle Sauvignon Blanc
28
Aug
2021

Rising to the Pinnacle again

Just a quick shout out for this again and one of my favourite Sauvignon Blanc’s the ‘Ned Pinnacle’ which is unmistakably a New Zealand Sovee but with a little more…

Nobody's Hero sauvignon Blanc
19
May
2021

Nobody’s Hero – A Rocking Sovee

Yet another Sovee Bee from New Zealand, this time an intense offering from Marlborough and the Framingham winery, established in 1981. A unique place for both wine and music in…

Waimea Pinot Gris
14
Mar
2021

Waimea Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, two sides of the same coin coming from the same grape variety but very different in style, Pinot Grigio tends to be typically lighter in style…

NZ Awatere Sauvignon Blanc
13
Jan
2021

Not Sauvignon Blanc again !

As popular as it is I still occasionally hear people moaning about Sauvignon Blanc, I’ve even heard some call it ‘Sauvignon Plonk’. For me, I like **Sovee Bee, not as…

Battle of the Chardonnays
07
Dec
2020

Chardonnay – Two contrasting styles

Still regarded as one of the most popular wines in the world, Chardonnay has gone through some rocky times, remember the 1990’s when over oaked Chards were everywhere. Well, times…

Ned Pinnacle Sauvignon Blanc
22
Nov
2020

Rising to the Pinnacle

I find Sauvignon Blanc such a hard drink to review, sometimes I think, oh no, not another Sovee Bee, not that I don’t enjoy it but sometimes it can get…

Yealands Blush Rose 2019
16
May
2020

Sauvignon Blanc with a twist

With summer approaching fast, pink hued wines suddenly become very popular and this Yealands Blush from New Zealand is a lovely example of a delicately flavoured taste of summer. Made…

Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc
27
Apr
2020

Craggy Range Sovee Bee 2019

Still warm here in the UK so chilled drinks are order of the day, Sauvignon Blanc makes another appearance and this is a particularly good one if you like a…

Waimea Elara Sauvignon Blanc 2017
28
Feb
2020

Elara oaked Sauvignon Blanc 2017- The return

I bought a case of this impressive oak aged Waimea Elara Sauvignon Blanc 2017 at the back end of 2018 and I recently rediscovered a couple of bottles of the…

21
Jan
2020

Nautilus Wines – The real deal

I first tasted a Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc last summer sitting in our back garden enjoying the sunshine during a mini heatwave and I must admit I thought it was one…

07
Aug
2019

Two dynamic summer whites

I have to bring to your attention two white wines which I have enjoyed during our recent spell of hot weather. To start with I revisited a Vinho Verde from…

Elara Oak aged Sauvignon Blanc
07
Sep
2018

Elara 2017- Oak aged Sauvignon Blanc

Every now and then a wine comes along with the Wow factor and this New Zealand Sovee Bee (Sauvignon Blanc) is just one of those times. Took a chance with…

01
Jul
2018

Three cheers for the King – Do me a Favour !

With the weather taking a turn for the better and temperatures scaling the dizzy heights of the high 20’s there’s nothing more satisfying than sipping a well-made chilled glass of…