Airstream (2) The Wandering Palate caught up with the Prop in Queenstown and enjoyed a sneak preview of the first Two Paddocks 'Proprietors Reserve' individual vineyard Fusilier Pinot Noir 2014, from the newly acquired Felton Road, Bannockburn vineyard... and as the festive season fog in the brain dissipates, the Fusilier 2014 is ingrained in my olfactories and I can still smell the ... read more >
Sam Neill - Winegrower 17th January 2014 Two Paddocks vineyards have this week acquired their fourth vineyard, this one in Bannockburn. Sam Neill says “We’ve been quietly looking around for something good in this neck of the woods for quite a while now and we were very fortunate that the opportunity came up of buying a small vineyard that we’ve always admired – Desert ... read more >
Welsh Spring Baby Lamb - After The 2010 vintage in Gibbston Valley, Central Otago, in the deep south of New Zealand's South Island is one of those years that will bring a smile to the face of the regions winegrowers for all eternity. You can sense this by just looking at the grin of satisfaction on Sam Neill's face, the proprietor of Two Paddocks; it's the ... read more >
Our man from Toronto, sufering badly from jetlag and about to be induced with Two Paddocks Riesling One of wife’s work colleagues from the Toronto office was in Singapore for a lightening visit and came over to our place for casual dinner. Looking squinty eyed and a little pale, Peter was clearly suffering from major jet lag, so we pumped a bit of Two Paddocks Riesling into him on arrival to see if we could revive the ... read more >
Sam Neill, Jeffrey Grosset and friends at the Wandering Palate table We just had Sam Neill and Jeffrey Grosset visiting and a great evening was had by all imbibing in fabulous riesling, pinot noir and the wife’s legendary duck curry. The Two Paddocks Riesling did itself proud in the slipstream of the almighty Polish Hill, with Sam declaring he’s a big fan of the Polish Hill and something about it being ... read more >
Sam Neill, Proprietor of Two Paddocks, Central Otago A note came through the email this morning from Sam Neill, proprietor of Two Paddocks, that prompted me to report on their 2008 Pinot Noir, which I have 5 cases in the cellar; well 4 cases now having liberated a case recently to check on how it is evolving – and was consumed within the week! The ‘Prop’ had suggested ... read more >
Back To Singapore Back to the Future "It would be doubly remiss to not remark further on the incursion to Singapore, but Monsieur Blog has been hoping for more documentary evidence in the form of photos. Anyway, as orchestrated by Curtis Marsh, Wandering Menace of Eastern Parts..." ... read more >
So here we are back in London, again! That is we were in London for 7 days in early June, and on to Paris for 3 days, then down to Burgundy for 3 days, back to Paris, subsequently home to Singapore. All of which I should have written up by now but got as far as Tate Gallery and have ... read more >