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New Rioja at Regional Wines

New Rioja at Regional Wines

Did you know that Rioja accounts for 30% of the export volume of Spanish DO (geographical indication) wines? The northern Spanish wine region ...

Standard Strength Picks of Dramfest - With Daniel Bruce McLaren - Monday & Tuesday 23/24 April

Standard Strength Picks of Dramfest - With Daniel Bruce McLaren - Monday & Tuesday 23/24 April

Remember back at school when you didn't get picked for the footie or netball team, and your mum said to you, “Don’t worry darling - you have streng...

Cask Strength Picks of Dramfest - Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March

Cask Strength Picks of Dramfest - Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March

Another great semi-blind lineup picked from the finest cask strength whiskies of Dramfest and presented by Daniel McLaren Moon at Regional Wines. H...

Rod McDonald Wines – Wine Tasting at Regional Wines

Rod McDonald Wines – Wine Tasting at Regional Wines

Rod McDonald Wines – Wine Tasting at Regional WinesBy John ShearlockIt was a diverse selection of wines that Rod McDonald opened at Regional Wines ...

Wine Wednesday - The Mystery Red

Wine Wednesday - The Mystery Red

Carmenere is Chile’s biggest claim to mystery wine fame. It was once thought of as a deep purple coloured variant of Merlot that had somehow found ...

A taste of Sicilia in New Zealand

A taste of Sicilia in New Zealand

A taste of Sicilia in New Zealand... Italian wine importer Marco Nordio is the new official importer of Benanti wines to New Zealand. He is pictur...

Wine Wednesdays at Regional Wines, Beers and Spirits.

Wine Wednesdays at Regional Wines, Beers and Spirits.

Join Joelle for Wine Wednesdays, 4pm to 7pmJoelle Thomson is our resident writer and the Wine Programme Director at Regional Wines & Spirits an...

Daniel McLaren's Dramfest '18 Report

Daniel McLaren's Dramfest '18 Report

Hats off to Michael, Stephen and the whole team for an excellent Dramfest 2018. Great venue, big crowd but still able to get to the front of each s...

Master of Wine kicks off Wellington courses

Master of Wine kicks off Wellington courses

Bob Campbell’s Wine Diploma Course is coming back to Wellington for two days this year on Sunday 27 May and Sunday 26 August. If you’ve ever wonder...

Win a 2 night stay at the Te Awanga Coastal Apartment with Rod McDonald Wines and Regional Wines.

Win a 2 night stay at the Te Awanga Coastal Apartment with Rod McDonald Wines and Regional Wines.

Win a 2 night stay at the Te Awanga Coastal Apartment with Rod McDonald Wines and Regional Wines. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific and Cape Kidn...

Wine Wednesday - 24th January - 2014 Astrolabe Wairau Valley Riesling

Wine Wednesday - 24th January - 2014 Astrolabe Wairau Valley Riesling

Tonight's Wine Wednesday should be a cracker with the gorgeous 2014 Astrolabe Wairau Valley Riesling, made by Marlborough's master of all things ar...

Wine Wednesday - 17 January 2018 - 2016 Fromm La Strada Chardonnay

Wine Wednesday - 17 January 2018 - 2016 Fromm La Strada Chardonnay

Chardonnay may play second fiddle to Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough but the brand spanking new 2016 Fromm La Strada Chardonnay proves this region ...