Monthly Archives: September 2013

Churton 2012 Marlborough Petit Manseng 9%

From New Zealand’s best Viognier producer comes this, New Zealand’s finest Petit Manseng. Funky, honeysuckle nose, hints of baked apple, honey, grapefruit skin, this is sweet, lush, with a slight phenolic kick on the end. And sorry, sorry, sorry Churton, … Continue reading

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Cotswold Gold (Galbraiths)

Many thanks to my conspirator – third time lucky, finally, finally Galbraiths had Cotswald on tap tonight and a pint was in the offing. Cotswald is a really interesting, light, fresh, dangerous ale, seeming a little heftier than it’s supposed … Continue reading

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Fishing report – Episode one

Ross at the Tongariro River Motel (TRM) is a mine of great information. He also has a fantastic website, which I recommend you visit as regularly as possible (I forget about it sometimes.) But when he says “the Tongariro is … Continue reading

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