Winery Review: Holla Mt Rosa

I went down to Queenstown for a holiday, so decided to check a few wineries I hadn’t been to. Gave Gibbston a miss as its gone a bit touristy, ran out of time for Amisfield (was pretty keen to try their food TBH) and had done Peregrine before – judging from their website they seem more about their architecture than their wine anyways. So we roll up … Continue reading Winery Review: Holla Mt Rosa

Wine review: Hooray for Rose

Rosé makes a superb summer afternoon drink, and for me, is best enjoyed outdoors. Just because it’s pink doesn’t mean it’s for girls, nor does it mean it’s sweet.  Most Rosé you’ll find is dry, you might get some off-dry varietals from California (say made from Zinfandel grapes) and that’s not counting pink Moscato – which has a slight fizz.  I have a thing for … Continue reading Wine review: Hooray for Rose

Wine review: Invivo Sophie’s Rose Marlborough 2012

Invivo is best known for their Sauvignon Blanc (made famous by being loved by UK talkshow host Graham Norton).  Being a lover of Rosé I was keen to give their flagship Rosé a try. How was it? Orangeblossom and rosepetals on the nose, juicy strawberries on the palate. Dry in style with a nice finish, and enough flavour to be interesting. In my opinion this … Continue reading Wine review: Invivo Sophie’s Rose Marlborough 2012

The Rose revolution is well and truly here

If you’ve checked the last couple of posts you may notice we’ve reviewed quite a few Rosés, we like them, and personally I am a big fan.  They make fantastic summer drinking and they are all very very different. We’ve picked out two summer standouts from Laithwaites to convert non-believers that life is better with rosé-tinted glasses. The first is the Petticoat California White Zinfandel … Continue reading The Rose revolution is well and truly here

Review: Mirabeau Rose

Provence is evocative of summer holidays, and this wine is like summer in glass.  Rose is fantastic summer drinking, and the new Mirabeau Rose makes both a an excellent aperitif and table wine.  We caught up with Stephen Cronk, the driving force behind Mirabeau, to talk more about the wine at the launch event last week. Stephen started off as a wine agent and got … Continue reading Review: Mirabeau Rose