Wine Reviews


JB’s Top Wines of 2019

I am passionate about New Zealand Wine & about providing access to the NZ Wine Industry online via the NZ Wine Directory which I have […]


Stoney Range by Sherwood Estate

Sherwood Estate Wines have been producing exceptional wines from their Waipara vineyards in North Canterbury since 1987. Since then they have grown from a ‘one-man-band’ […]


River-T Estate Waitaki Wines

A number of years ago I attended a tasting at Vino Fino in Christchurch, where a number of producers from the very new Waitaki Valley […]



Thornbury Wines at Decanta

Another excellent tasting event at Decanta Tapas Bar in New Plymouth on Tuesday evening. Simon Fell, Winemaker for Thornbury Wines came along and introduced wine […]


Spy Valley Pinot Noir

Secrets Sips From Spy Valley

Six Secret Sips from Spy Valley JB tastes and reviews a great selection of white and red wines from Spy Valley Wines in Marlborough! Learn […]


Spy Valley Gewurztraminer 2015

Spy Valley Gewurztraminer 2015 Grapes from the Waihopai Valley in Marlborough were picked slowly pressed and slow fermented in stainless and a small portion in […]



The Reds of Dirtoir

“Dirtoir is the brainchild of Jules van Cruysen and Asher Boote, who created this new brand after seeing how much amazing, unique, site-driven wine effectively disappeared […]





Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2014

A Fantastic Pinot Noir from the tiny Lowburn Ferry Vineyard in Central Otago “Nestled on a sheltered north facing terrace in the Lowburn Valley beneath […]






Mahi Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Five wines I tasted late last year from Brian, Pat, Matt and the team at Mahi Wines – Mahi Chardonnay and Pinot Noir… These guys […]


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Milcrest Estate Selection

I recently had a the pleasure of tasting six wines from Milcrest Estate, a New Zealand, boutique vineyard established in 2006, and privately owned by Terry Milton and […]



Greystone Pinot & Muddy Water Pinotage

Just tasted a couple of brilliant wines from Greystone and Muddy Water from down in the Waipara Valley. Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012 The […]



Spade Oak – Heart of Gold

Happy New Year Everyone – I’m back into it – updating the website, FaceBooking Tweeting, blogging and catching up on my wine reviews from 2013, […]