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Wine beer and spirits expo in Taupo

Wine beer and spirits expo in Taupo

When was the last time you were in Taupo? Every year our sister store, The Merchant of Taupo, hosts an evening expo that attracts a large number o...

Salt and Earth - Adventures in Peat - Whisky Tasting at Regional Wines

Salt and Earth - Adventures in Peat - Whisky Tasting at Regional Wines

It was a peat tasting with a twist… a twist of bordeaux, amrut, px and sherry in seven whiskies that were more like a lineup of martinis, where the...

Central Crush 2019

Central Crush 2019

By Floris Heijdenrijk, of Scenic Cellars & The Merchant of Taupo, sister store of Regional Wines After a stunning flight over the Southern Alps...

New champagne from old producer

New champagne from old producer

It was big, it was dry, it was bold. It was also less well known than many other champagne brands back in its hey day in the 1920s but its company...

How do you think and feel about wine?

How do you think and feel about wine?

If you're over 18 years old, drink wine, and currently live in New Zealand, wine sensory scientist at Lincoln University Wendy Parr would love you...

Zen... new ovum Chardonnay at Regional

Zen... new ovum Chardonnay at Regional

Winemaker Tony Bish has carved a niche for himself as one of New Zealand's top Chardonnay producers and now he has created what he says is the worl...

Vintage at Pegasus Bay Winery

Vintage at Pegasus Bay Winery

A girlfriend who loves art once told me that the more she learnt about art, the more she realised she didn’t know. That’s exactly how I feel about ...

Pinot Noir with a difference

Pinot Noir with a difference

If fermenting a wine in the vineyard sounds like an edgy idea, how about trying it in the cool of autumn in the South Island?  The wines in questi...

Organic Week Aotearoa, 29 May

Organic Week Aotearoa, 29 May

Education is key in the second annual Organic Week Aotearoa, which starts on Monday 29 April and runs through to 5 May. The week long organic campa...

The weird and wonderful world of Primitivo

The weird and wonderful world of Primitivo

Primitivo is southern Italy’s big red wine success story so it might come as a bit of a surprise to find this grape originally comes from Croatia w...

Adelphis Old and Rare

Adelphis Old and Rare

Do you remember the first time you watched Casablanca or Citizen Kane? The sultry femme fatale, the sympathetic yet downtrodden hero... all those s...

Taste Champagne Ayala at Regional

Taste Champagne Ayala at Regional

This month's flashest tasting at Regional Wines is a fizz fest' of great bubbles from Champagne Ayala, to be held on Monday 29 April in our upstai...