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Collector's items worth buying last bottles of

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

We are thrilled to have a new shipment of the 2016 cru wines from the nine different vineyards on the way in to Regional Wines; these wines are named after their eponymous sites: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota, and Rio Sordo. These are the geographical names of sites where Nebbiolo grapes have always been cultivated. These wines will arrive in store early this year – exact timing to be confirmed due to global transport delays. In the meantime, we wanted to highlight just how good these wines are for collecting and let you know that we have...

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Patsy rosé breaks the usual mould

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Here’s a fresh new rosé named after winemaker Jenny Dobson’s aunt Patsy. It’s made from Cabernet Franc grapes grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle in Hawke’s Bay, which makes it a bit of a maverick pink wine style in New Zealand right now where most pinkies are made from 100% Pinot Noir - this country's most widely planted red grape by far. By way of contrast, this brand spanking new rosé has a drier taste, thanks to the tannin structure that drives wines made from the Cabernet Franc grape. It's also super refreshing as well as a little too easy...

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Organic rosé from central Italy

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Summer of rosé at Regional means special discounts on great pink wines, which may look similar in colour but can vary wildly in flavour, raw ingredients (the grape varieties the wines are made from) and even the style of the finished pink wine in question. Contrary to popular urban myth, pale colour does not mean the wine is dry, just as a deep pink colour does not necessarily equate with a sweet style. What does the colour indicate, then? This is one of my most frequently asked questions when selling pink wine in store here at Regional and also in...

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It’s simple… it’s all about complexity!

Posted by John Shearlock on

Let’s face it, It’s always a pleasure to line up a really expensive selection of whiskies! You know, the ones you’d like in your cabinet but are too scared to remortgage your house to acquire or are too worried your partner might discover the evidence of you purchasing in a credit card statement.  In all honesty, they rarely live up to expectation, but what they can lack in perceived quality they almost always make up for from an intellectual point of view, and the chance to grapple intellectually with whisky is arguably priceless. Bearing this in mind I really genned...

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Central Otago Pinot in world's top 30

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Central Otago Pinot Noir wins a spot on world's top 30 best wine list It will come as no surprise to lovers of Central Otago Pinot Noir to learn that one of their favourites has won the New Zealand Red Trophy at the world's biggest wine competition.  The International Wine Challenge 2020 has awarded the 2018 Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir the New Zealand Red Trophy and also the Sustainable Trophy. And that's no mean feat at a competition where tens of thousands of wines are entered from around the world.  We have the 2017 Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir, RRP...

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