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New Langhe Nebbiolo from top producer

New Langhe Nebbiolo from top producer

If you’re a fan of Italian wine then the words northern Italy will either make you reach for your wallet or run for cover. These wines don’t come c...

The joys of aging... taste a museum release dry white

The joys of aging... taste a museum release dry white

By Joelle Thomson What is it about does an 11 year old white taste like and how will I know if I like it?   The best way to find out if you like ag...

Four Pillars Gin Tasting with James Irvine at Regional Wines

Four Pillars Gin Tasting with James Irvine at Regional Wines

As the fumes of citrus zest, star anise and ginger intermingled evocatively in the Regional Wines tasting room, a selection of six gins courtesy of...

What is organic wine?

What is organic wine? New Zealand's first Organic Wine Week runs from 17 to 23 September, so we thought we would clarify what 'organic' means when ...

A decade of dry Riesling – and more from Zephyr Win

A decade of dry Riesling – and more from Zephyr Win

A decade of dry Riesling – and more from Zephyr Wines Saturday 15 September 1pm to 5pm with winemaker Ben Glover in store Brothers Ben and Jack Gl...

La Bella Italia

Italy is one of the two biggest winemaking countries on Earth but what sets it apart from the other biggie, France, is the sheer mindboggling diver...

Matt Stafford Tastes his Prestige Range at Regional Wines

Matt Stafford Tastes his Prestige Range at Regional Wines

The Regional Wines tasting room was graced with an educational wine tasting tour de force last Tuesday, thanks to the unassuming Matt Stafford from...

Malts of the Midlands Tasting with Daniel Bruce McLaren

Malts of the Midlands Tasting with Daniel Bruce McLaren

It was a collection of seven drams from an elusive region that some might call the Midlands, others might call the Southern Highlands and the odd p...

Black and White - A Brief Story of 13 Whiskies...

Black and White - A Brief Story of 13 Whiskies...

Last month saw two bottles of ancient blended whisky, retrieved from a shed, opened and tasted at Regional Wines. The whiskies were a White Horse c...

Great German Whites

Great German Whites

 Great German whites If you had to name the steepest vineyards in the world, which country would spring to mind? The answer is Germany - and for...

Taupo Expo a big hit

You know what they say about overnight success stories? Behind every single one of them, there are two decades of hard graft as someone works hard to turn their dreams into reality.

New Zealand’s first Organic Wine Week - 17 to 23 September

Organic Wine Week New Zealand’s first Organic Wine Week is from 17 to 23 September Does organic wine taste better? It’s the question on everyone’s...