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We’ve been following (albeit tracking) with great interest the UK’s ongoing love affair with this charismatic red wine producing country. No sooner had we seen the vivacious success New Zealand wine had offered we were quickly catapulted into the arrival of small, boutique hand-crafted wines being produced by a ‘new wave’ of Australian wine producers. […]
New Zealand Chardonnay : My soft spot. Having had the pleasure of attending the New Zealand Chardonnay symposium in Gisborne earlier this month, my love of New Zealand’s most widely planted grape was solidified. And by widely planted, I can confirm it is the only grape that is planted and flourishes in every single region […]
Mel Brown got everything she was hoping for and more at The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2019 which has established itself as a premier event on the international wine calendar. Each year this three day events hosts more than 200 people from across the globe, converging in one of the most dynamic and spectacular […]
Mel Brown sits down with Mike Paterson from Corofin Wines to discuss all things wine in our “Down In The Cellar” series. WHO DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN THE WORLD OF WINE AND WHY? I would say a winemaker but I am going to have to think twice about that. There are a lot of people involved […]
10 Years of Greywacke | A special London tasting In 2009, one of the most acclaimed winemakers in New Zealand decided it was time to venture out on his own and walk away from 25 years of being head winemaker for Cloudy Bay, the winery responsible for cementing NZ’s place as one of the premier […]
Natural Wines – But What Are They? Natural wine in Australia is nothing new. The near 200-year history of grape-growing and winemaking of Australia is riddled with touchstones that sit comfortably under the umbrella of natural wine. Dirt floor wineries, old, large format oak barrels, non-chemical farmed grapes, rudimentary or gentle winemaking practice, lower alcohols, wines […]
The team at HQ have developed a love for our SW neighbourhood – the creativity, diversity and consistent evolution means no two days are the same. With exciting pop ups, hidden gems and downright delicious places at every angle you turn, it’s hard to decide where to shell out your precious time and hard earned […]
New Zealand Wine, where are we going? On Friday 9th of November, I was lucky enough to attend a debate hosted by New Zealand Wine Growers at New Zealand House, London. Amongst a group of passionate and extremely knowledgeable wine industry folk, we were there to witness a few key members debate New Zealand’s position, perception and challenges […]
For the first time The Australian Cellar will be joining The New Zealand Cellar for their South London famous Garage Sale in Pop Brixton. Brixton will be a rocking with killer tunes and festive cheer and there will be plenty of Aussie and NZ wines to indulge in. Plus for those that like to get […]
For the first time ever the famous New Zealand Cellar Christmas Garage Sale will include our other half The Australian Cellar. Brixton will be a rocking with killer tunes and festive cheer and there will be plenty of Kiwi & Aussie wines to indulge in and for those that like to get a head start […]
Christmas arguably the biggest holiday of the year, and in New Zealand it is certainly the sunniest. We all look forward to it with equal part excitement and apprehension all in one. It’s the time of year when families come together. You all contribute to the Christmas feast, your nieces and nephews play boardgames, you […]
On Saturday 27th the All Blacks are playing the Wallabies for the 3rd game of the Bledisloe Cup. The Kiwis are hoping for a 3 game sweep! This game is the first of the 2018 Northern Tour fixtures for both teams. We thought we better help the English familiarise themselves with the All Blacks and Wallabies players. […]