Archive for November, 2009

Tastes of New Zealand Take Center Stage on Crystal Sailing

November 23, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ — For foodies, New Zealand is a veritable playground, renowned for its award-winning wines and farm-fresh cuisine.

On March 30, from New Zealand to Australia, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises is showcasing the epicurean appeal of the region on a 12-day Wine & Food Experiences of Discovery cruise. Master Sommeliers Robert Bath and Cameron Douglas – the first and only Master Sommelier from New Zealand – will guide guests through the nuances and pairings of New Zealand’s finest vintages, while optional Crystal Adventures take guests to celebrated Cloudy Bay Vineyards, Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough. Sailing to Sydney, leading Australian chef and innovator Serge Dansereau will share regional specialties via cooking demonstrations, tastings and special menus, while top Australian food purveyor Simon Johnson will host tastings of artisanal cheeses and gourmet chocolate.

Read the rest of the story here.

Can New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Age Well?

November 12, 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is always thought best consumed early in its youth. For many this is true and now there is an emerging group of New Zealand wine producers whose efforts will continue to delight for several years.

A recent event in New Zealand invited John Avery to discuss and taste some past vintages of Sauvignon blanc. You can read the entire article here ………

Natureshop New Zealand

November 6, 2009

natureshopUSAIf you are looking to give New Zealand gifts to friends or relatives, here is a wonderful  resource.

Natureshop is a New Zealand-based online retailer that is passionate about providing its customers with 100% natural fibre products that are healthy on the body and have minimal impact on the environment.

As a carbon neutral certified company by CarboNZero, we are committed to environmental sustainability. This is reflected in our company name, our suppliers, packaging, recycling and most importantly – the brands we sell.


We stock Icebreaker’s complete range of high performance outdoor clothing that is made from 100% pure NZ merino wool. Our range of clothing is available in a number of thicknesses and styles, all of which offer temperature regulation, next-to-skin comfort and superb breathability for all of your high energy outdoor activities and everyday use.

Natureshop also stocks an extensive range of adults and kids ugg boots that include all the popular models as well as the hottest styles from Emu Australia’s latest range. Our online products also include a variety of sheepskin slippers from Emu Australia and Golden Fleece NZ.


We also stock quality silk clothing from New Zealand’s Silkbody brand as well as a line-up of woollen homewares from other New Zealand companies. We are constantly looking to add other natural fibre products that will benefit our customers and the environment.

Please visit our website at and select the right clothing to meet your comfort needs and fashion preferences.

Happy shopping!