WINE AKL: EVENT REVIEW AND MANY WINES

I’m a big fan of the work that Heart of the City do, and Auckland Restaurant Month is fabulous – lots of special menus and events. Wine AKL was one of the smaller events of the month. When it popped up in my email there were two things that made me like it immediately. It was $25 to go (earlybird) and that came with 5 x … Continue reading WINE AKL: EVENT REVIEW AND MANY WINES

Review: Arniston Bay Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2010

Now usually I would see all these grape varieties and think, woah, there is way to much packed into this wine. But, it’s good to try new things, and being particularly fond of the Chenin Blanc variety, I was curious to find out what this would taste like. This wine is sweet, tropical and refreshing with a light yellow colour.  I tasted hints of citrus … Continue reading Review: Arniston Bay Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2010

REVIEW: Crow’s Fountain Chenin Blanc 2010

Crow’s Fountain Chenin Blanc 2010 Marks & Spencer £6.39 For this review we travel to South Africa for a taste of their Chenin Blanc thanks to Marks & Spencer (M&S).  Originally from The Anjou region in France, the first Chenin Blanc vines were introduced to the Cape in 1655 by Jan Van Riebeeck.  Since then the variety has grown on the South Africans, and is … Continue reading REVIEW: Crow’s Fountain Chenin Blanc 2010