We sat down with Villa Maria’s Senior Marlborough Winemaker Helen Morrison to learn more about the process of creating a bottle of wine. Where did your inspiration to become a winemaker come from? Was there...
A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of south-west France. The area produces predominantly red wines, which the English will often refer to as Clarets. These red Bordeaux wines are generally...
While the Burgundy region stretches across eastern France, where wine is made from several grape varietals, it is the wines often referred to as the ‘Burgundies’ that are the most famous. The white wine most...
Often referred to as the elixir of the gods and quite possibly the magic potion from Gaul that often appeared in Asterix comics, Champagne has long been the celebratory drink for all occasions. To a...
A panorama of pohutakawa decorates a coastal vista, the familiar scent of sea salt carries in the air. The sing-song of birds warbling and cicadas celebrating the return of warmer days. Cool wet sand squishes […]
We’ve had pink chocolate and blue wine – and now there’s pink tequila! This new drink is created by Codigo 1530 and is called Rosa tequila. Summer’s not over yet…and to keep it going deliciously […]
As the Spring sunshine settles in, a group of women will gather in the Marlborough Sounds for a weekend of sailing, adventure, and best of all Sauvignon Blanc. The inaugural Mud House Women’s Helm Regatta […]
It’s officially spring and with summer on the way, it is the perfect timing for the release of some spectacular new season wines. From Rosés to Aromatics to Chardonnays, we bring you some of the […]
We truly are living in exciting times. You’ve heard of red wine, you’ve heard of white wine, you’ve heard of pink wine – but brace yourselves for a fourth option. Blue wine. The idea all […]
Over the winter months we have covered some of the most outstanding reds from our part of the world. We’ve brought you a selection of some of the best we have tried with ‘bites’ of information that […]
Ahhhh wine the prefect way to end a long day, and what better way to celebrate surviving the week than by having a sneaky glass or two. If you feel like you need a bit […]
Luxurious wine brand Veuve Clicquot have just announced the theme for their annual winter Gala and yes, it involves Rosé. The winter carnival themed gala will be the official closing party for Clicquot in the Snow […]
We all love a good party here at M2woman and dinner parties at home are such a great way to really get to know one another. It is a time to relax and enjoy one […]
Wine aficionados alert! The Negociants Fine Wine Tour 2017 is coming to a Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. No matter where you are in the country you’ll get an opportunity to try a selection of highly regarded, […]
Australia’s oldest family-owned winery has put its years of experience and wine pioneering expertise to good use with the exceptional and rare new wine, the 2012 Yalumba The Caley Cabernet & Shiraz. Under a moonlit […]
We all love a good party here at M2 and dinner parties at home are such a great way to really get to know one another. It’s easy to turn up with a bottle of […]
On a recent visit to Auckland restaurant The Grill, I was taken with their extensive wine list and the wine display, which has to be one of the most impressive arrays of fine wines in […]