During the year we get to try some incredible wines. It is always the best of these wines that we feature in our pages and while we don’t feature every wine we are sent, we are always thrilled at the calabre of wines that keep coming across our desk. However there are a select few...
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 an epiphany moment you can recall? At Landsdowne Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland of all places. I was living in Dublin,...
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 made from a blend of grapes, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot being the most common. While the Bordeaux...
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 common in the Chablis region of Burgandy is predominantly Chardonnay, and the red wine from the region is predominantly Pinot...
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 large part, the wine makers use predominantly Pinot Noir grapes mainly from the Champagne region mixed with Chablis from the...
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 between your toes, while warm waves gently roll up to your ankles, as if to greet an old friend. Summer. It’s […]
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. View this post on Instagram Summer’s not over yet…and to keep it going deliciously strong, @amusesociety made a cocktail to share. 1 cup Código 1530 Rosa Tequila 1 bottle […]
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 is taking place on Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday October 1. It’ll be held in the heart of the stunning […]
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 best we have tried over the last three weeks. Think long hot days and balmy summer evenings sipping your favourite […]
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 began with a Spanish company named Gik who recently launched the first ever blue wine in their home country. This […]
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 you can share when you bring these wines out at the next occasion. This is the last of our winter […]
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 of time to relax and unwind on a Friday evening then why not switch things up and go out for […]
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 this year. Guests of the gala will be able to enjoy and evening of glamour, style and sophistication. The gala […]
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 another’s company in a far more intimate situation than you’ll get at a bar, a restaurant or even a house […]
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, award winning wines from New Zealand and Australia. While you’re there you’ll be introduced to some of the personalities that craft […]
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 sky, 168 years ago, Yalumba winemakers planted their first vines. Now, as the only Australian winery to have its own […]
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 wine, the dilemma is what wine to turn up with. If you choose a red to suit the personality of […]