Opawa 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Opawa Sauvignon Blanc and Nautilus Chardonnay
On our recent trip to New Zealand we stopped into the Jolly Farmer Wholesale bottleshop in Drury where we were treated to a tasting of the Nautilus 2017 Chardonnay from Marlborough. I didn’t write a tasting note at the time however it had a distinct creaminess with a wonderful peachiness.

As the owner of the Jolly Farmer is friends with the family he also tasked me with tasting this sample of the Opawa 2018 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough.

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Soho Havana 2016 Pinot Noir

Soho Havana 2016 Pinot NoirI received this Kiwi Pinot Noir for my birthday last month. It was a lovely gift from my brother & sister-in-law and it’s one I haven’t tried yet so naturally, it didn’t last long in our house unopened.

When I reached out to Soho Wine Co on Instagram to ask them on how they’d recommend serving the wine they said:

It’s the cross-dresser of wine, goes with anything but has a distinctive smoky ness” Continue reading

New Zealand Wine: Vilagrad Wines – Hamilton (Waikato)

Vilagrad Wines - Vineyard - Hamilton, WaikatoIt seems only natural when we go only holiday, that I hunt out the closest wineries. Mr. Spittoon’s family actually live in Hamilton, which falls into the Waikato-Bay of Plenty wine region in New Zealand. Of the 10 or so wineries in the region, Vilagrad Wines is one and it’s only about a 15 minute drive from the Hamilton CBD in Ohaupo. Continue reading