About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

INDEX - Wine Reviews

(Simply click on wine to view article)
September 2013:

August 2013:

July 2013:
June 2013:
9th:         Stonyridge ‘Larose’ 2010


May 2013:


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March 2013:


February 2013:


January 2013:

December 2012:
30th:       Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV  


October 2012:
1st:        Waipara Hills 'Waipara' Pinot Noir 2011


September 2012:
3rd:        Lake Chalice 'The Raptor' Chardonnay 2011


July 2012:
2nd:       Torbreck 'RunRig' Shiraz 2007  
16th:      Florio Marsala Targa Riserva 1840
23rd:      Stonyridge 'Larose' 2009 
25th:      Brookfields 'Hillside' Syrah 2010  



May 2012:


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January 2012:

December 2011:
26th:     Henkell Trocken Dry Sec NV 

November 2011:
September 2011:
6th:       Paul Jaboulet 'La Chapelle' Hermitage 2007 
13th:     Chapel Hill 'The Parson's Nose' Shiraz 2010   
20th:     Lake Chalice 'Raptor' Chardonnay 2010 
27th:     Chakana 'Reserve' Malbec 2010 

August 2011:
2nd:      Kaesler 'Old Bastard' Shiraz 2007   
9th:       Stonyridge 'Larose' 2008  
16th:     Torbreck 'Woodcutter's' Shiraz 2010 
23rd:     Montes Classic Merlot 'Special Cuvee' 2009 
30th:     Rockburn 'Twelve Barrels' Pinot Noir 2009 
July 2011:
26th:     Quinta De La Rosa LBV Port 2004          

19th:     Nugan Estate 'Manuka Grove' Durif 2009      
12th:     Barros Tawny 10 Years Old Port           
5th:       Brookfields 'Sun-Dried' Malbec 2010      

June 2011:
28th:     Taylors 'Jaraman' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008      

21st:     Pasqua Grappa - Di Vinaccia Di Amarone NV 
14th:     Hewitson 'Ned & Henry's' Shiraz 2009      
7th:       Arrogant Frog 'Croak Baronne' Shiraz 2009        
May 2011:
31st:     Cecchi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2006 

24th:     Geoff Merrill 'McLaren Vale' Shiraz 2006 
17th:     Rimu Grove 'Nelson' Chardonnay 2009 
12th:     Allan Scott 'The Hounds' Pinot Noir 2009 
3rd:       Lake Chalice 'Marlborough' Pinot Gris 2010  

April 2011:
26th:     Chapel Hill Grenache / Shiraz / Mourvedre 2008
19th:     Ti Point 'Marlborough' Pinot Gris 2010
12th:     Akarua 'Central Otago' Pinot Noir 2009
5th:       Matawhero 'Gisborne' Viognier 2009 

March 2011:
29th:     Gisselbrecht 'Alsace' Riesling 2009 
22nd:    Marques de Caceres Crianza 2007 
15th:     Brookfields 'Ohiti Estate' Gewurztraminer 2010 
8th:       Waipara Hill 'Waipara' Riesling 2010 
2nd:      Kaesler 'Avignon' G/S/M 2007 

February 2011:
22nd:    Three Paddles 'Martinborough' Pinot Noir 2009  
15th:     Georges Duboeuf Fleurie 2009   
8th:       Fallen Angel Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010    
2nd:      Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon 2007  

January 2011:
25th:     Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV    
18th:     Pasqua 'Night Harvest' Pinot Grigio 2009   
11th:     Rockburn 'Central Otago' Pinot Gris 2010   
4th:       Sacred Hill 'Halo' Sauvignon Blanc 2010     

December 2010: 
28th:     Brunton 'Organic' Gisborne Chardonnay 2009  
21st:     Akarua 'Central Otago' Pinot Gris 2009   
14th:     Domaine Laroche Chablis 2008  
7th:       Fairhall Downs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009  

November 2010:

October 2010:
19th:     Barros Ruby Port

September 2010:

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April 2010:

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