cExams.net
Wine Secrets
Become a Wine Expert.

New Zealand Wine
Marlborough makes a unique style of Sauvignon Blanc that is very ripe, very crisp, and tastes like gooseberries. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc took the world by storm in the 1980s and planted New Zealand squarely on the proverbial winemaking map.

New Zealand Wine
Cloudy Bay is the most popular Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. It was the first to be seriously exported in the mid '80s and quickly garnered rave reviews by critics. It now enjoys cult status and is a cracking version of this grape. It's also now owned by the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.

New Zealand Wine
Since Cloudy Bay, dozens of Marlborough producers began exporting their Sauvignon Blanc and they all taste very similar unless sampled side by side. The secret here is, if you like Cloudy Bay, you can get a comparable wine for less by looking for other Sauvignon Blanc wines from lesser known Marlborough producers. I particularly like the one by Villa Maria.

New Zealand Wine
Sacred Hill does some beautiful things with Sauvignon Blanc under the label Sauvage. Barrel fermentation plus twelve months aging in oak gives the wine a toasty, nutty flavor beneath layers of restrained gooseberry, orange, pineapple, and lemon-lime. There are also warm butterscotch flavors on the finish. Winning wine. Reliable producer.

New Zealand Wine
Although New Zealand Pinot Noir is regarded as the next big grape variety coming out of the country, buy it with caution. Quality is still spotty.

New Zealand Wine
If you're looking to see what New Zealand can do with Pinot Noir, pick up a bottle of Mount Riley's version from 2004. This wine is fairly Burgundian in style, with restrained aromas of caramelized meat drippings and raspberry on the nose, leading to plum, spice, and ripe raspberry on the palate.

New Zealand Wine
Felton Road produces a very good Pinot Noir and the 2004 is an exciting mix of smoldering dark fruit, earthy spices, and ripe plum and cherry.

New Zealand Wine
If choosing between Oregon and New Zealand Pinot Noir—the two New World leaders in that variety right now—choose Oregon.

New Zealand Wine
Villa Maria, Mud House Wines, Sacred Hill, and Trinity Hill are all reliable New Zealand producers.

New Zealand Wine
New Zealand is making some very interesting sweet wines. A favorite of mine is the Winemaker's Collection Late Harvest 2001 Riesling by Seifried. It's a sumptuous mix of vanilla, cherries, lime, honey, and marmalade.

>
  • American Wine - Wines of California
  • American Wine - Wines of New York State
  • American Wine - Wines of Oregon,Washington, and Idaho
  • Argentinean Wine
  • Australian Wine
  • Austrian Wine
  • Buying Great Wine
  • Canadian Wine
  • Central and Eastern European Wine
  • Chilean Wine
  • Detecting Faulty Wine
  • French Wine - Wines of Alsace
  • French Wine - Wines of Bordeaux
  • French Wine - Wines of Burgundy
  • French Wine - Wines of Champagne
  • French Wine - Wines of Languedoc and Roussillon
  • French Wine - Wines of Provence and Corsica
  • French Wine - Wines of Rhône
  • French Wine - Wines of Southwest France
  • German Wine
  • Giving the Gift of Wine
  • Knowing When to Drink It
  • Mediterranean Wine
  • More about Wine
  • New Zealand Wine
  • Ordering Wine in a Restaurant
  • Pairing Food and Wine
  • Portuguese Wine
  • Portuguese Wine - Madeira
  • Portuguese Wine - Port
  • Serving Wine Like a Professional
  • South African Wine
  • Spanish Wine - Sherry
  • Spanish Wine - Wines of Central and Southern Spain
  • Spanish Wine - Wines of Northeast Spain
  • Spanish Wine - Wines of Northwest Spain
  • Spanish Wine - Wines of Ribera del Duero
  • Spanish Wine - Wines of Rioja
  • Swiss Wine
  • Talking the Talk—Wine Terminology
  • Tasting Wine Like a Professional
  • Trade Secrets - Storing Wine
  • Trade Secrets - Wine Myths
  • Vin de Pays
  • Wine from the Rest of the World
  • Wines of Northeast Italy
  • Wines of Northwest Italy
  • Wines of Southern Italy and the Islands
  • Wines of the Rest of Central Italy
  • Wines of the Rest of France
  • Wines of the Rest of the United States
  • Wines of Tuscany
  • Tea Varieties of the World
  • Naturally Beautiful
  • Indoor Plants
  • Health Calculators
  • 101 Best Date Ideas
  • Now You Know

  • Chourishi Systems