Melanie Brown

17 posts

FREE BOTTLE OF NZ MALBEC

Tuesday 17th April 2018 - WORLD MALBEC DAY 2018 You wouldn't immediately associate New Zealand as a Malbec producer, would you? With roughly 200 hectares under vine and mainly in Hawke's Bay you'd more often than not look toward our New World friends in Argentina for this grape. (They have »

Wine List Confidential

I owe plenty to The Providores Restaurant and both Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath for taking me on all those years ago (2007 to be exact!) as a Chef in their Marylebone kitchen. Little did we know at the time I'd still be loitering around Marylebone High Street ensuring my »

I'M NOT VEGAN

But, I appreciate vegan wine. There are many reports surrounding the awareness of vegan wines, and ensuring products across many food and drink sectors are produced as vegan-friendly. In New Zealand we're pretty stoked with our commitment to sustainability, (the most sustainable wine-producing country in the world) to organics (we »

DID SOMEONE SAY VEGAN WINE AND FOOD PAIRING?

Gone are the days of the best vegan option on a menu being rice and a side salad! In 2018 the difficulty in being Vegan comes from being spoilt for choice and the wine industry has been taking notes. More and more vineyards are moving towards a style of winemaking »

MUSIC AND WINE INTERTWINE

You may be surprised to find that the music you are listening to is affecting the way you taste your wine! With the likes of Jo Burzynska leading the charge, we’re certainly intrigued more each day about the importance of music selection to enhance our wine tasting experience. In »

WE'LL TALK WINE, YOU TASTE IT

It’s pretty clear when it comes to tasting a wine, whether or not you want to drink more of it (depending on the stage of the night you’re at…). It can also be very easy to form a quick opinion of if the wine is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ »

NEW ZEALAND WINE PODCAST

Chatting to Lawrence from Interpreting wine, I divulge our Sauvingon Blanc secrets, why we love New Zealand Pinot Noir, why regions are so important and our epic line up of FREE wine events this summer. Listen here »

TOPP TWINS TAKE LONDON

In celebration of their 60th birthdays and formidable careers, The Topp Twins have announced they are bringing a very special, one-off show to London this April. Lynda and Jules have incomporable humour and wide-spread appeal to those fmor all walks of life, and will be bringing their distinctive brand of »

THE SAUVIGNON SESSIONS

Two kiwis, twelve Sauvignon Blancs. In celebration of one of New Zealand’s most popular commodities, Sauvignon Blanc, two of the country’s other favourite exports have joined forces to bring The Sauvignon Sessions to Tredwells next month. Chantelle Nicholson, Chef Patron of Tredwells, and Melanie Brown, Owner & Founder »

GIFTS & GIFT REGISTRY

Gifts We know it can be a tricky task finding the perfect present for your friend, colleague or relative – something they’ll use and really enjoy. So a Gift Card from The New Zealand Cellar could be the ideal solution and will let that lucky someone select the exact wines »

STORING WINE AT HOME

Here at The New Zealand Cellar we take extra care to look after your wine and deliver it to you in as perfect condition as possible. Our underground cellar is cool, dark and still and the wine is left largely undisturbed until you need it. But how should you store »