Welcome to episode 98 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one is a conversation with Yvonne Lorkin, she’s a Hawke’s Bay-based wine-writer, taster, judge, critic and enthusiast. She’s also behind WineFriend, a subscription service that lets you present preferences allowing Sweetman Podcast: Episode 98 – Yvonne Lorkin to hand-select the […]
Central Direction: Conrad Newport (written by Dave Armstrong) Circa Theatre; Circa One (October 15 – November 12) Dave Armstrong’s latest play isn’t exactly a comedy – but it’s full of great (very funny) lines. More importantly it’s full of prescient commentary as it explores social/political issues including immigration and gentrification, subtly pointing too to the […]
pour the wine and write the line, that must be the order. that’s how it stays. play it as it lays. pour your truth out into the glass and hope you’ve got some for the page; it’ll come at some stage. nothing gained – but not much lost. fingers crossed.
Welcome to episode 27 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by Phantom Billstickers. This episode is a little different – a wee chat (a short one, the shortest episode thus far) with my good friend Fraser Agnew. Fraser works in the wine industry and despite knowing him for over 20 years we hadn’t ever really […]
I’ve been to a few concerts at Hawke’s Bay’s Mission vineyard – most often as a reviewer, sometimes as simply a fan. They’re a difficult organisation – the promoter is hard work and is not happy with me. Fair enough, I’ve more than once referred to his big event as some sort of embarrassing piss-up. […]
Mrs D Is Going Without Lotta Dann Allen & Unwin “I used to be a boozy housewife. Now I’m not. This is my book” – that’s the subtitle/intro. And before Lotta Dann was known (“boozy housewife” of TV political reporter, Corin Dann) she was just Mrs D – anonymous. She of the blog that’s now […]