Beyond Cloudy Bay

Twenty years on from the discovery of New Zealand sauvignon blanc, Washington Times writer Paul Lukacs surveys the latest on the New Zealand wine market. The Times article is particularly praiseworthy of the pinot gris produced at Kumeu River, Lawson’s Dry Hills and Mt. Difficulty. “… the pinot gris grape is generating considerable excitement – as well it should because the wines are real head-turners,” Lukacs writes. Pinot noir is also lauded. “Put simply, outside of  Burgundy in France, no place in the world is producing more compelling wines with this fickle grape than New Zealand’s South Island.”


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Jewellery by Jasmin Sparrow Eclectic and Sculptural

Jewellery by Jasmin Sparrow Eclectic and Sculptural

The lines between jewellery and accessories are blurred in the hands of New Zealand-based jeweller Jasmin Sparrow, who plays with materials and forms for romantic, vintage-inspired designs, Hannah Silver reports for…