Drink Reviews

  • Pinot Noir

    07 May 2021 / Lifestyle / Drink

    Pinot Noir in the dark Among many things like food, love, friendship, wine is also about sharing and since I had a pretty interesting wine tasting on Tuesday night, I thought I would share it with you. The theme was roughly: “Some exciting New... More about Pinot Noir

  • Bordeaux beauties

    30 April 2021 / Lifestyle / Drink

    Bordeaux beauties Bordeaux vintages consume our customers at Glengarry wines with many factors influencing buying decisions such as price, demand, hype and reviews by wine critics. There are many things that point to the 2004 wines being winners,... More about Bordeaux beauties

  • Riesling - A Wine for the Wine Hater

    28 April 2021 / Lifestyle / Drink

    In our world, there are people who don't like wine. Now, this idea may make most of us gasp in shock and yell out "Grape Scots!:" someone saying they don't like wine is like someone saying they don't like breathing. But, it's... More about Riesling - A Wine for the Wine Hater

  • A brief history of rum

    01 February 2020 / Lifestyle / Drink

    The technical definition of rum is: an alcoholic beverage made from sugar, cane juice, molasses or syrup. Sugar cane, of which there are 23 different varieties, is a member of the grass family. Even though rum was first produced in the... More about A brief history of rum

  • How to Serve Wine

    08 June 2018 / Lifestyle / Drink

    Serving TemperaturesThe flavors of both red and white wines fall apart if they are too warm. It is advisable to chill your reds in the fridge for about twenty minutes before serving them, and whites can generally be left in the fridge altogether.... More about How to Serve Wine

  • Bucking the Trend

    01 June 2018 / Lifestyle / Drink

    The Failures of the 100 Point Rating ScaleThe concept of rating wine is not without its uses. Certainly in today's market place, there are more wine consumers than ever and more wine producers delivering new bottles to them. Offering some... More about Bucking the Trend

  • Riesling

    31 May 2018 / Lifestyle / Drink

    Most Rieslings that are produced here in New Zealand won’t be over the $30 mark and even some of the Grand Cru Alsation beauties can be had for $80 or less. Now the Germans on the other hand, take this grape extremely seriously and they... More about Riesling

  • Beer through the years

    25 May 2018 / Lifestyle / Drink

    No one really knows exactly how the first beer came into being... Suffice it to say that, around 10,000 years ago, somebody let a primordial barley and hop concoction stand long enough for it to ferment. The result not only made anonymous history,... More about Beer through the years

  • Food and wine matching for Christmas

    11 May 2018 / Lifestyle / Drink

    I can’t believe it, I’ve only just realised that the jolly man in the red suit and grey beard (no, not Grandpa Joe) is only 8 sleeps away. Whilst I’ve managed to secure the ham, turkey, bbq goodies, Christmas tarts (and heaven... More about Food and wine matching for Christmas

  • 6 of the Best Brew Pubs in NZ

    04 May 2018 / Lifestyle / Drink

    Brewpubs - breweries attached to a pub, providing an outlet and means to sell their beer. Possibly the best and most successful way of brewing and selling your own beer in the New Zealand market, because you control your own outlet. Plus the brewer... More about 6 of the Best Brew Pubs in NZ

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