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The story behind the label - How Boneline began...

The story behind the label - How Boneline began...

 If you've set foot in store in the last week, you may have noticed a striking black and white wine display from our Winery of the Month, The Bonel...

Best of Bordeaux at Regional Wines

Best of Bordeaux at Regional Wines

There’s just something about Bordeaux, isn’t there. The gravels, slowly deposited over time, that have soaked up centuries of human history to prov...

Greatest white wine in world tasting

Greatest white wine in world tasting

Riesling is one of the world’s most versatile white grapes and is used to make a hugely diverse range of wine styles from dry as a bone (a growing ...

Gold in Puriri Wines in Clevedon Hills

Gold in Puriri Wines in Clevedon Hills

This year’s global pandemic may have had many people running for the hills but our team took to the hills in a more positive way last month when we...

Hot new Hawke's Bay wines from Radburnd Cellars

Hot new Hawke's Bay wines from Radburnd Cellars

  Kate Radburnd is a highly experienced winemaker, not to put too fine a point on it, with 38 years of winemaking under her belt, 26 of them at CJ...

The light and dark side of whisky

The light and dark side of whisky

John Shearlock reports back from the two recent “Picks of Dramfest” tastings at Regional Wines where the themes were light and dark. It is said tha...

The wonderful wines of Waiheke

The wonderful wines of Waiheke

Waiheke Island is the best known and most inhabited island of the Hauraki Gulf, which is a mostly serene stretch of water surrounding Auckland, so ...

Inspiring wines and the story behind them

Inspiring wines and the story behind them

Auckland is one of New Zealand's smallest wine regions today (the 8th out of the country's 10 wine producing areas), so it's easy to forget that th...

A rare type of winemaker - and a great investment

A rare type of winemaker - and a great investment

Steve Davies is a rare type of winemaker. You know the kind I'm talking about.  He grows all his own grapes, makes all his own wine, matures it in ...

The perils of ‘tasting’ wine…

It’s a dangerous game wine tasting! What do I mean by that? Well, it’s far easier just to drink the stuff - as soon as you engage the cerebral cort...

Homage going going... from a great vintage

  Homage from a great vintage 2015 Trinity Homage Special $114.99 (RRP $132.99) If you haven’t tried Homage, you’re probably in good company becaus...

The joys of wine tourism post Covid-19

The joys of wine tourism post Covid-19

Samantha White talks about the challenges and changes of running a cellar door tasting room post Covid-19, while retaining Alert level 2 protocols ...