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Valentine's pink wine (and it's vegan friendly)

Valentine's pink wine (and it's vegan friendly)

It may taste damned delish, but this vintage of Luna Pinot Meunier Rosé was far from easy to make. Jack Frost and high rainfall led to crop losses,...

Summer of Rosé... Drink pink

Summer of Rosé in store Saturday 18 January 1pm to 5pm... Find out the answer to all your pink drink questions... Is rosé dry or sweet? Does the co...

The truth about Riesling - it is rarely ultra sweet

The truth about Riesling - it is rarely ultra sweet

“Riesling? Oh, it's too sweet for me,” is the common refrain of many wine lovers, often when they have never even tried a dry Riesling. Which was e...

History in the bubbles… 105 and still loving her bubbly

History in the bubbles… 105 and still loving her bubbly

This month marks the 105th birthday of the woman who inspired one of New Zealand’s best bubblies made using the French traditional method, the same...

Whizz bang Sauvignon... free Riedel gift pack with wines

Whizz bang Sauvignon... free Riedel gift pack with wines

Organically certified Giesen Sauvignon Blancs Old vines, hand harvested grapes and organic certification are buzzwords in wine circles, especially ...

Cult Bandol... new in store

Cult Bandol... new in store

It loves heat, hates drought and is named after an old Latin word - Monastrell is an indigenous Spanish red grape, taking its name from the word mo...

Big whiskies battle it out at Best of the Best 2019...

Big whiskies battle it out at Best of the Best 2019...

The whiskies... Glenfarclas Family Casks 2002 Cask #3773 57.8% Amrut Portonova Single Malt 62.1%  Tamdhu Batch Strength (Batch #3) 59% (mystery wh...

Festive fizz tasting programme

Festive fizz tasting programme

Festive fizz is top of mind with the big day looming on 25 December and a busy lead up between now and then. So we have devised a great in store ta...

All about Lallier Champagne

All about Lallier Champagne

It is often said that champagne is the greatest sparkling wine in the world but how often does it live up to the powerful perception that its bran...

A taste tour of Te Kairanga

A taste tour of Te Kairanga

Having recently tasted our way through a sumptuous lineup of John Kavanagh’s wines at an upstairs tasting at Regional Wines - it was with bated bre...

Tasting on the wings of the eagle...

Tasting on the wings of the eagle...

The Highland Park Vertical It was a tasting that took us to the very heart of the Orkneys. Here the Scottish highlands cascade into the sea to rise...

Graperide 2020 with Whitehaven

Graperide 2020 with Whitehaven

Whitehaven Winery founder and managing director Sue White has taken over as the new sponsor of Marlborough's annual wine cycling event, GrapeRide,...