Claire Adamson

Claire Adamson writes a wine encyclopedia during the day and rage-watches reality television by night.

Beverage
Aug 18, 2018

Who’s afraid of big bad chardonnay?

These days, chards are far more complex than the buttery, oaky monsters of yore, so dive on in.

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Beverage
Jul 20, 2018

John Key’s personalised pinot noir, reviewed

Our correspondent came into a bottle of the (former) PM’s Pinot All Noir via a shady route of backdoor deals and dirty politics.

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Television
May 26, 2018

I was a teenage ER fanatic

ER might be one of the biggest television shows of all time, but it's rarely thought of as the subject of teen obsession. Claire Adamson was the exception that proves the rule.

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Television
Mar 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Sabrina the Teenage Witch is just as charming as you remember

Whilst battling a bout of bronchitis, Claire Adamson rediscovers the '90s magic of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

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Television
Oct 20, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The television MVPs of the ’90s

The '90s and early 2000s brought with them an influx of young TV idols. But who has stood the test of time? Claire Adamson investigates.

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Television
Apr 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Will New Zealand ever recover from Melody Rules?

For Throwback Thursday this week, Claire Adamson arms herself with a bottle of wine and revisits the worst comedy series that New Zealand has ever made.

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Television
Oct 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Our Serial Stuff Expert Unearths a Time Capsule of Television Treasure

Claire Adamson is undoubtedly New Zealand's premiere expert on the 90s What Now series This is Serial Stuff. This week she hit the jackpot after being sent over an hour of kiwi childhood nostalgia on …

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Television
May 25, 2015

Music Monday: Industry Realism, Band Tensions and How Popstars Had the X Factor

In the wake of the X Factor NZ finale, Claire Adamson rewatches Popstars – and discovers much more compelling insights into the world of manufactured superstardom.

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Television
Apr 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: How Serial Stuff Became Serious Stuff – A Journey to Rewatch a Kiwi Kid Classic

Claire Adamson shares her arduous journey to watch a few precious episodes of the part Barbie, part human after-school series This is Serial Stuff, and celebrates its smart technicolour antics.

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Television
Apr 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Remembering the Glory Days of New Zealand’s Classic TVC-era

You don’t really see ads on TV anymore. What with the mute function, DVRs and streaming, this once proud tradition is not necessarily dead – but definitely not as great …

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