Wine Reviews



I feel it’s a privilege to receive so many samples from New Zealand’s wine producers and to share […]

JB’s Top Wines of 2019



Sherwood Estate Wines have been producing exceptional wines from their Waipara vineyards in North Canterbury since 1987. Since […]

Stoney Range by Sherwood Estate




Another excellent tasting event at Decanta Tapas Bar in New Plymouth on Tuesday evening. Simon Fell, Winemaker for […]

Thornbury Wines at Decanta




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

Spy Valley Gewurztraminer 2015


“Dirtoir is the brainchild of Jules van Cruysen and Asher Boote, who created this new brand after seeing […]

The Reds of Dirtoir












I recently had a the pleasure of tasting six wines from Milcrest Estate, a New Zealand, boutique vineyard established in […]

Milcrest Estate Selection