Category Archives: Wine

Getting closer to the big pick

Yesterday I took some vineyard photos for a book I’m working on for the Wairarapa Archive, called The Look of Martinborough. The book will show how Martinborough has looked, from the earliest times to the present day. I’m writing some … Continue reading

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Future tipple

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How things get done

From the latest edition of the Martinborough Star, our community newspaper, comes a great little story by Katherine about how she begged, borrowed and cajoled the necessaries to make up a special lot of wine for a fund-raising auction to … Continue reading

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After the grape harvest

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Trans-Tasman Horns hit town

We’ve enjoyed a musical treat over Easter, living beside the St Andrews church hall where some of the best Australasian horn players have been rehearsing for concerts at the Martinborough Wine Centre and Ata Rangi vineyard. The church hall is … Continue reading

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Truth in wine description

Winemakers and wine critics are responsible for some of the most pretentious crap that ever flowed out of a word processor. But I did enjoy these descriptions from a Marlborough winemaker. Each starts with the usual tosh, then degenerates into … Continue reading

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