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The great white of Rueda… Verdejo

The great white of Rueda… Verdejo

What makes Verdejo a great white wine when it was unknown 40 years ago? This great white grape was virtually unheard of, even in its homeland of Ru...

NZ's great Nautilus bubbly

NZ's great Nautilus bubbly

If you're planning to stock up on festive bubbles, you're in good company. Our in store tastings of great bubblies have left us with such a great ...

Best of the Best Whisky Tasting 2018

Best of the Best Whisky Tasting 2018

With a lineup of whiskies that looked as dark and menacing as they did enticing, and the promise of the ceremonial butchering of an unsuspecting ha...

Saturday Taittinger tasting

Saturday Taittinger tasting

There are big names and then there are big producers and next weekend we are dedicating our Saturday in store tasting to a champagne house that fit...

Say it with Syrah - Homage

Say it with Syrah - Homage

We would never say ‘forget the flowers’ but there are more ways than one to a girl’s or a guy's heart. Homage is the one of the best ways to say yo...

A new Dawn

A new Dawn

Methode Marlborough Dinner, Logan Brown, November Marlborough’s cool nights are the life blood of the region's best bubbles, which a lucky bunch o...

Champagne that's affordable, relatively, of course

Champagne that's affordable, relatively, of course

Affordable is a relative concept at the best of times but when it comes to champagne, it takes on a whole new meaning. All of a sudden, entry level...

Dry River - Then and Now...

Dry River - Then and Now...

It’s not every day you get to taste older vintages from one of New Zealand’s most iconic and pioneering wineries, but last month, twenty lucky Regi...

Hawke's Bay Syrah on a roll, says winemaker Rod McDonald

Hawke's Bay Syrah on a roll, says winemaker Rod McDonald

Hawke's Bay Syrah on a roll... 2015 Trademark Syrah   Rod McDonald is a class act. Last year he won the Champion Red Trophy at the world’s biggest ...

Mount Edward Celebrates 20 Years of Pinot…

Mount Edward Celebrates 20 Years of Pinot…

Central Otago is the third largest wine region in New Zealand, the southernmost wine region in the world and 80% of its vineyards are planted in P...

Gems from Cadenhead with Daniel Bruce McLaren

Gems from Cadenhead with Daniel Bruce McLaren

From time to time we must all confront the things we fear the most; spiders, flying, death and worst of all…

Big bodied Chardonnays - a tasting at Regional, Thursday 15 November 6pm @ Regional

Big bodied Chardonnays - a tasting at Regional, Thursday 15 November 6pm @ Regional

If you had to name one of the world's most popular white wines on Earth today, big bodied Chardonnay would be the first thing to spring to mind but...