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Steven Spurrier, The Instigator

Remember the 2008 comedy-drama film Bottle Shock? With Alan Wiseman in the title role? No, can't blame you it's a long time ago, and the movie wasn't that great. The real true story is exceptional. A classic tug of war between old world wines vs New World wines, France vs the US.

The World through Rosé tinted glasses

Rosé,Often associated with all things chic, class and glamour or with a relaxed, easy-going lifestyle and so much more.

Is yellow the happiest colour? By Elie Gordon

There’s no disputing the fact that it’s one of the most beautiful colours in nature.

Fritz - part two

Just a reminder what had happed to Fritz. On Easter Sunday Fritz crawled out of our garden hedge with his hind legs paralysed. The timing couldn’t been worst. Denis and myself were away and our trusted dog sitters had to deal with the trauma.

Sustainability Guardian

Engaging wine companies with conservation projects by Jean Grierson

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews by Candice Chow

Writing in honour, tasting to serve...The fantastic wine reviews of Raymond Chan live on under the hand and guidance of Queenstown based Candice Chow.

Decisions - Head or Heart

Easter Sunday, Fritz crawled out of a hedge in our garden paralysed.  Unable to move his back legs. 

Pinot Gris, Please

The wonderfully drinkable white-wine style has maintained its popularity, and there are some exceptional local drops.

Saving Endangered Flora & Fauna

In New Zealand, Denis Marshall’s best known as the Minister of Conservation who resigned after the Cave Creek tragedy. In Queenstown, he’s probably best known as the co-owner of Gibbston’s Hawkshead winery. But, as PHILIP CHANDLER explains, his biggest legacy’s likely to be helping save NZ’s endangered plants and wildlife.

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 2020

Writing in honour, tasting to serve...The fantastic wine reviews of Raymond Chan live on under the hand and guidance of Queenstown based Candice Chow.

Picasso

Why a dachshund you may ask? It’s a very famous one called LUMP. The owner is even more famous, and was called; Pablo...

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne, a son of Provence, Post-Impressionist moved at whole generation of painters towards early 20th century ...
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