PHIL PARKER looks at (well, to be honest, guzzles down) a selection of wine’s from Marlborough’s Astrolabe family winery.
PETER GRIFFIN attends one of Geoff Kelly’s legendary library tastings and comes away with a renewed appreciation for affordable Rhône Valley reds.
Martinborough is a quiet achiever that delivers winning wines. PETER GRIFFIN loves it so much he even bought a crib there.
The first in a regular series where amateur wine connoisseur PETER GRIFFIN introduces us to some of the wines he loves – and explains what makes them great.
Ever wondered why we seemed to change from cork tops to steel caps almost overnight in New Zealand? Wine expert PHIL PARKER has the answer.
PHIL PARKER delves into the confusing world of the natural wine movement where definitions are loose but there’s much to applaud.
In his first column for Witchdoctor, wine writer PHIL PARKER promises never to use lines like “touches of leather and a little bit of manure” or “entwined in a tryst with elements of stone and citrus.” Welcome aboard, Phil!
STEVEN McMEECHAN loves wine. Too much. And like all imbibers of the magical liquid, he feels a particular disdain when a drop doesn’t go down the right way.