Be a kiwi for the day!

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Rolling gree hills, mountain glaciers, beautiful water ways, hobbits, Elves, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc.  Ah New Zealand! I’m pleased to announce that Feburary 4th is New Zealand Wine Day, in association with Wine Channel TV.  This will be a virtual tasting that you can all participate in, with a llive cooking demonstration as well. Celebrity Winemakers […]

No shrinking violet

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I have a love hate relationship with New Zealand wines.  Sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them.  There really is no in between there for me. Some of the pinots are too earthy and full of dirt and sod.  Some of the sav blancs are enamel stripping gooseberry piss that I can’t swallow. Luckily, […]

Free the Grapes! The New Zealand grapes!

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Sunday, February 8th, is Waitangi Day Tasting at South Food & Wine Bar in San Francisco. Since February 6th is the anniversary of the treaty of Waitangi, where the Maoris and the Brits agreed to British rule and create “New” Zealand.  Why it’s a British colony is slightly amusing, since “Zeeland” is Dutch for lands […]