Helen Masters - Photo courtesy of Peter Monk If food and wine are made to be enjoyed together, then so are winemaker Helen Masters and food supremo Ruth Pretty. ... read more >
How do you tell if your grapes are at optimum ripeness? Send in the wine dogs of course [caption id="attachment_10056" align="alignnone" width="599"] How do you tell if your grapes are at optimum ripeness? Send in the wine dogs of course[/caption] This picture twittered by Ata Rangi caught my eye... there are truffle dogs and there are Brix sniffing dogs, pretty logical when you think about... read more on Ata Rangi - click here     ... read more >
New Zealand's native Pohutakawa tree In preparation for my daughters school United Nations Day food festival and the New Zealand stand, we are putting together a slide show with the theme of New Zealand native trees and supporting Project Crimson a charity organisation dedicated to planting Pohutukawa or Rata trees, which is greatly supported by Ata Rangi vineyard with proprietor and tree lover, Clive Paton, ... read more >
Phyll Pattie & Clive Paton Phyll Pattie is one of my favourite vignerons on the planet and Ata Rangi the quintessential artisan winery epitomizing New Zealand wine. Their much acclaimed Pinot Noir is admired the world over, and rightly so, however they make equally sumptuous, mouth-watering sauvignon blanc and pinot gris and a stunning chardonnay... frankly, all their wines are brilliant and you can taste/discover ... read more >
Khun Cha and Ata Rangi's vineyard dog, Harry Our intrepid Sommelier of the Year Asia, Khun Cha, spent the day with Phyll Pattie and Clive Paton at Ata Rangi in Martinborough www.atarangi.co.nz sharing some pictures with us... clearly she's fitting into the program and adapting to the Kiwi vigneron without much problem... and DRC Richebourg 1995 thanks very much! ... read more >