The yacht Bella Via has been a regular visitor to the Marlborough Sounds. Skipper Paul Major writes about sailing from Canada to New Zealand and places in between.
The Black Seeds have been announced as the headline act for next year’s Marlborough Wine & Food Festival.
JAN BILTON - The Marlborough ExpressThose little feathery sprouts usually sold in packets at your supermarket are highly nutritious.
There are four new Brancott Estate Limited Edition World of WearableArt Awards Series wines that are worth showing off at the table.
Before I head off on my travels I'd like to bring you up to date on a few interesting bits of brewing news.
The annual Marlborough grape harvest creates 38,000 tonnes of waste material called marc. Reporter Cathie Bell looks at what might be done with it.
"Fun" is a word used by two artists with separate exhibitions opening in Blenheim on Saturday.
ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough ExpressTeenage hormones are high in a New Zealand stage comedy opening at the Boathouse Theatre in Blenheim tomorrow night.
ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough ExpressAs New Zealand's political future goes down for the count on Saturday night the Marlborough District Brass Band will offer people in Blenheim a more global view.
Man's best friend the focus of annual event
More than 240 people turned out with their canines to enjoy the second annual More FM Dogs' Day Out.
Model A Ford drivers marked International Model A Ford Day with a trip from Blenheim to Awatere Valley and back.
SARNIM DEAN - MarlboroughHaving a Pacific Island holiday with a toddler can be plain sailing, writes Sarnim Dean.
We look at a really delightful selection of wines this week - ranging from good quality everyday styles to those that suit a special occasion, a place in the cellar - or both.
Fermented foods such as black garlic are "trending". This is a relatively new product here but is a taste sensation many people will enjoy.
Ever since I discovered the joy of German lager with an Indian curry, pairing spicy food with different beer styles has interested me.
Glass used by artists in ancient and modern times will be discussed in Blenheim on Thursday by English glass lecturer Caroline MacDonald-Haig at the Marlborough Decorative and Fine Arts Society.
A quirky take on New Zealand's century-long love affair with radio is coming to the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim on Saturday.
TV star's tipple 'selling like hot cakes'
The first bottles of British talk show host Graham Norton's signature wine, made with Marlborough grapes, go on sale.
About 70 winemakers, retailers and wine lovers gathered for this year's Pinot at Cloudy Bay event.
Restoring 60-year-old tractor took 130 hours, but semi-retired engineer did it for free.
"Upbeat" programme of works planned for inaugural concert at St Andrew's Church this weekend.
One of the obvious benefits of a small brewery being taken over by a larger concern is that the smaller brewer's beers can be more widely promoted and distributed.
Peter Norice worked as a steward at the 2014 International Spiegelau Wine Competition and was able to gain first-hand insight into the judging process.
More cafes and restaurants in Marlborough are going completely smokefree - inside and out.
Veteran driver tells tales of life on the road
Pot-hole ridden roads, campervan drivers, and the dangers of too many pies. Truckie John Stewart tells Heather Simpson life on the open road has its adventures.
Seventy people will taste some of the most expensive and exclusive pinot noirs from around the world this weekend at the Pinot at Cloudy Bay event in Marlborough.
Three New Zealand opera singers will fill the five-star Bay of Many Coves lodge in the Marlborough Sounds with opera, operetta and musical theatre next month.
Artists need to create work that people want to look at, says high-country painter Norman Sinclair.
The Europe-based Faust String Quartet will open the three-day St Andrews Music Festival in Blenheim on Friday.
CHLOE WINTER - The Marlborough ExpressEndless hours are spent in the vineyards during winter preparing vines. Cloudy Bay viticulturist Jim White showed wine reporter Chloe Winter the ropes.
Four Marlborough growers were honoured at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.
Marlborough restaurants have been adapting and expanding their menus to cater for the latest fad diets.
Flatters and young marrieds often ask me how they can keep their weekly food bill in check. Here are 10 ideas.
If ever proof was needed, the results of this year's Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards are evidence of the growth and improving quality of Kiwi-brewed craft beer.
PETER NORICE AND DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY - The Marlborough ExpressWhen it's cold outside there's nothing nicer than settling in somewhere cosy, preferably with great wine and food on offer.
Garden Marlborough's star attraction
The Marlborough ExpressAustralian gardening superstar Michael McCoy speaks to reporter Sonia O'Regan ahead of his appearance at Nelmac Garden Marlborough.
Winegrowers chairman says Marlborough will reach limit of viable vineyard land at some point.
More than 380 people laced up their shoes for the annual Tussock Run to raise money for Seddon School.
Two Marlborough breweries honoured in the 2014 New Zealand Beer Awards,
Summer's on its way, so now's a good time to start thinking of getting fit and enjoying Marlborough's great outdoors.
Have you ever wondered how meat cuts acquired their names? Some are confusing and controversial.
Regular readers of this column will know I have a pretty low opinion of the selection of beers offered by most restaurants.
When we received some Thornbury wines for review, we realised our collective memory regarding the history of the label, and where it now sits in the scheme of things, is a little rusty.
In a picturesque Marlborough valley, one man is restoring a cottage which has been in his family for five generations.
'No one ever wins against a train'
Reporter Anna Williams rides up front with locomotive engineer Murray Hewetson, who tells of his love for the job despite regular near misses with people who race the train.
The Marlborough ExpressSuccession and sustainability are two of the topics to be covered at the 2014 New Zealand Winegrowers Romeo Bragato National Conference in Blenheim.
New Zealand wine companies will not be forced to display cigarette-style warning labels on their wine bottles, despite it being considered by the British Government, New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan says.
Tickets to the Garden Marlborough event are selling well with one workshop sold out already.
Next Thursday, at a gala awards dinner, breweries will find out whose medal winning beers have earned them the trophy for Champion Brewery of New Zealand.
Iconoclast or provocateur - both could be applied to Matt Kramer, who appeared in Wine Spectator under the sub-heading: Is it worth it to age wines anymore?