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For the Love of Wine

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For the Love of Wine - Apr 04 2021 - Jules Taylor( 0:29:45)       
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Kirsten is joined by New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2021 Jules Taylor from the Marlborough-based Jules Taylor Wines established 20 years ago and focusing on top quality wines. Having spent several years and vintages in Italy she is heavily inspired by the Italian way of life. She is also quite the advocate for Sauvignon Blanc, wanting to ensure consumers are aware that there is so much more to this grape: “... Marlborough winemakers are exploring different styles of sauvignon blanc ... It is a variety that is very versatile, and it can be exciting and vibrant, as well as sexy and understated,”.
Published: 4/7/2021 2:20:50 PM
For the Love of Wine - Mar 21 21 - Blair Walter( 0:31:3)       
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Kirsten is joined by Blair Walter from the iconic Felton Road Winery in Central Otago. One of New Zealand's most famous wineries. Felton Road is a biodynamic winery and Blair talks about the principles behind this philosophy. He also explains the challenges winemakers in Central Otago, NZ's southernmost wine growing region, face, the region's famous Pinot Noit Celebrations - and whether to age wine or not.
Published: 3/22/2021 2:00:05 PM
For the Love of Wine - Mar 07 2021 - Natalie Christensen( 0:30:48)       
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Kirsten is joined by Natalie Christensen from Yealands Estate in Marlborough (NZ's 6th largest winery) where she is Chief Winemaker. She is a young and colourful woman, named one of the "world's most influential Women in Wine" in 2018. She talks about sustainable winemaking, Yealands' many different wines and wine tiers, her vintages in Spain as well as being a musician and playing in a band when her busy schedule allows her to do so.
Published: 3/11/2021 12:01:40 PM
For the Love of Wine - Feb 21 2021 - Larry McKenna( 0:31:37)       
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Kirsten is joined by Larry McKenna from Escarpment Vineyards in Martinborough. He is known as "Mr. Pinot Noir" and "The Prince of Pinot". He talks about his life in wine which began in Australia in the 1970s. He is a very passionate and dedicated winemaker, proud of his region and its history, and "Mr. Pinot" of course helped put Pinot Noir from Martinborough on the international wine map.
Published: 2/23/2021 4:40:19 PM
For the Love of Wine - Feb 07 2021 - David Clouston( 0:30:13)       
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Kirsten is joined by by winemaker, founder and owner of Two Rivers Winery in Marlborough - David Clouston - especially known for fabulous Rosé wine and award winning Sauvignon Blanc. David worked for 7 years overseas and today runs his family business with his wife Pip. Two Rivers is a great example of a "boutique-sized Marlborough winery focusing on making interesting wines from good vineyard sites, while at the same time keeping a savvy commercial hat on".
Published: 2/9/2021 11:22:12 AM
For the Love of Wine - Jan 24 2021 - Jane Skilton( 0:31:3)       
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Kirsten is joined by Master of Wine Jane Skilton. Originally from the UK, Jane moved to New Zealand 20 years ago and founded the New Zealand School of Wines & Spirits – based on the WSET – THE Wine & Spirit Education Trust, founded in 1969 in the UK. Jane is also a wine judge – judging both national and international wine competitions (when possible), and she is the co-editor of Independent Wine Monthly – which she runs with fellow Master of Wine Emma Jenkins.
Published: 1/25/2021 1:47:13 PM
For the Love of Wine - Jan 10 2021 - Greg Hay( 0:29:42)       
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Kirsten is joined by Greg Hay - one of Central Otago's wine making pioneers. He founded Chard Farm with his brother, then Peregrine and now he owns Wet Jacket Wines - a boutique winery based at the old Bendemeer Wool Shed in Central Otago.
Published: 1/11/2021 11:14:03 AM
For the Love of Wine - Dec 27 2020 - Phil Parker( 0:28:27)       
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Kirsten is joined by Phil Parker - an Auckland based wine writer and tour guide with a wealth of knowledge about NZ wine and especially the Auckland region. He talks about the art of taking people on wine tours, his personal favourite wines and the story of a New Zealand winery overshadowing famous French wineries at a blindtasting.
Published: 12/28/2020 11:09:48 AM
For the Love of Wine - Dec 13 2020 - Kevin Judd( 0:29:18)       
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The New Zealand world of wine is full of colourful people who are all passionate about their craft.
Published: 12/15/2020 5:36:08 PM
For the Love of Wine - Nov 29 2020 - Jen Parr( 0:30:16)       
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Kirsten is joined by Jen Parr - winemaker at Valli Vineyards in Central Otago. She was named winemaker of the year in 2020 and she is passionate about making top notch wine. She is a great advocate for the NZ wine industry and her joy and passion shine through everything she does.
Published: 11/30/2020 2:14:46 PM
For the Love of Wine - Nov 15 2020 - Wendy and James Healey( 0:29:33)       
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Kirsten is joined by Wendy and James Healy who talk about their many years of winemaking etc. at Cloudy Bay and Dog Point, 2 of Marlborough's well known wineries. A recent move to Nelson has seen the couple semi-retire and getting involved with the small label Abel, founded by their daughter and son-in-law and focusing on cider and Chardonnay, James' favourite grape varietal.
Published: 11/16/2020 10:22:44 AM
For the Love of Wine - Nov 01 2020 - Lynnette Hudson( 0:30:7)       
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Kirsten is joined by winemaker and wine consultant Lynnette Hudson, co-founder of the Waipara-Based Tongue in Groove brand. The first 20 years of her winemaking career she made wine at Waipara’s iconic Pegasus Bay winery and also did a number of vintages overseas. She is passionate about wine and especially Pinot Noir thus, she is known as the "Pinot Diva".
Published: 11/3/2020 10:58:03 AM