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Michael Hooper is a multi-award-winning journalist with a long broadcast and print media career. He has been, or is, a critic and assessor for most of New Zealand's food and restaurant awards and programmes. Michael also writes and blogs on wine, travel and the environment.

Palliser Great Dogs Lunch

Dogged by worldly wisdom. The Dog Star (in the constellation of Matariki) is in the ascendant, and this week we have been privileged to ruminate upon the Great Dog wines, special pinots noirs of the house of Palliser founder, Richard … Continue reading

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Ancient Amberley Rhine Riesling

I sit before an oddity that followed me from Aucklend when Chris and I moved to the Bay of Islands in 1994.  At that stage a Corbans Amberley Rhine Riesling 1988 would not have seemed that old.  But now its forgotten … Continue reading

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