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Q + A with Domaine Derain & Sextant, Bourgogne

Q + A with Domaine Derain & Sextant, Bourgogne

Julien & Carole are synonymous with quality, care and above all fun! It's always a pleasure to drink their wines, visit them, work with them and of course party with them! A bunch of misfits based in Saint-Aubin, Burgundy where most other producers consider them punks, rebels, anarchists, fucking crazy natural wine makers or all of the above.

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WTF is Tap Wine and is it any Good?

WTF is Tap Wine and is it any Good?
The concept of tap wine isn’t novel. All throughout Europe, North America and Australia, Tap Wine has readily been picked up by producers, distributers, retailers, restaurants and consumers alike. But, it’s still early days here in New Zealand. This idea makes sense once you dive a little deeper and shake off the perception that ‘fine wine’ must be bottled if it’s to be any good.  Continue reading

Q + A with Domaine Leonis, Beaujolais

Q + A with Domaine Leonis, Beaujolais

Just after this year's harvest in France we talked to Raphael and Cristelle from Domaine Leonis, some of the loveliest producers in Beaujolais. Now with their latest release in store, we wanted to share with you all what we learned. 

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Q + A with Unkel Wines, Nelson

Q + A with Unkel Wines, Nelson

We went to visit the beautiful family behind Unkel Wines in Nelson recently to chat vintage 2020 and life back in New Zealand. Ash (Everyday Wine) and Rob (Unkel) worked harvest together in 2017 with Patrick Sullivan (Legend) over in Victoria, Australia. It was high time they kicked it and caught up over a few vinos since Rob, Kate and baby Oscar moved back to the Mother land. Here's a loose transcript of what went down...

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Q + A with Michel Tolmer, Paris

Q + A with Michel Tolmer, Paris
We sat down (via email) with artist Michel Tolmer over a (imaginary) glass of wine, to find out more about how his love of art and natural wine collided and has since developed a cult following. Continue reading