Dopff & Irion Alsace Edelzwicker $18 (3 stars)

The name ‘edelzwicker’ comes from the word ‘Zwicker’ which means ‘blend’ and ‘Edel’ which means ‘noble’.  So essentially it’s a blend of noble varieties from Alsace, and that’s sylvaner, pinot blanc, riesling, muscat d’alsace, pinot gris, gewürztraminer, auxerrois and the Swiss grape chasselas.  It’s a pretty crazy spectrum of flavours such as preserved lemon, rockmelon, […]

Hunter’s Marlborough Riesling 2016 $18.90 (4.5 stars)

If you’re looking for a bouncy, vivacious riesling that zings with flavour, you’ve come to the right spot because this new release from Hunter’s is so incredibly clean, fresh and limey.  With its snappy citrus and crushed shell notes, crunchy green apple and hints of honeysuckle, it’ll make any recipe featuring ginger, chilli, garlic and […]

Cantine Riondo Castelforte Veneto Valpolicella Superiore 2013 $19 (3.5 stars)

The Valpolicella Blend is based on three indigenous red-wine grape varieties grown in the Veneto region in Italy’s northeast. Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara are the trio primarily involved in the Valpolicella DOC, Corvina plays the starring role in Valpolicella (up to 75 percent) and is regarded as the blend’s lynchpin. Known more for its acidity […]

Allan Scott Marlborough Riesling 2014 $18 ★★★½

Aromas of green apple, carrot cake spices and musky, honeysuckle and apricot kernel characters all merge together on the palate and crash into a wave of sweetness.  There’s a soft, grainy texture to the finish of this tangy example that’ll definitely appeal to those who prefer a more honeyed style of riesling. Sip with: spicy […]

Gunn Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $17.99

Intensely herbaceous on the nose with hints of jalapeno, basil and ripe passionfruit, this is a banging, boldly aromatic wine that’s gently juicy on the palate with nice acidity and length.  It’s a superb wine that (luckily for us) is available in supermarkets around the country.  If you’re a fan of crunchy-crisp sauvignon that hits […]

Mills Reef Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2015 $18

The wine has that pinky-gold colour which indicates the juice has spent a touch of time in contact with its skins before the ferment.  This not only gives it a spash of colour, it also adds an extra layer of texture to its dry, nashi, quince and apple pie flavours. Sip with: The oldest, most […]

Kirrihill Clare Valley Shiraz 2014 $16.50

Saturated with inky-dark garnet red, this Clare Valley shiraz oozes classic cocoa, prune, pepper and blackberry characters.  Hearty, ribsticking and velvety-smooth, this is a plump, plush, buxom example that’ll have you rooting around in your freezer for home kill and the pantry for your crockpot. Sip with sticky lamb shanks and polenta Distributed by

Earthworks Barossa Shiraz 2015 $19

Sniffing this wine is like having someone slock you ‘round the face with a cocoa-dusted stocking stuffed with ripe blackcurrants, fresh green herbs, roasted spices and smoky oak.  Concentrated, refreshing and packed with character – it’s one of those red wines that’ll have you reaching for your slippers, robe and pipe even if it is […]

Two Rivers ‘Juliet’ Marlborough Riesling 2015 $19.99

Righto. Hands up who wants a riesling positively erupting with mandarin, apple and lime! Hands up who wants riesling that rocks a splash of sweetness but has crisp, clean, zing-a-ling acidity and a long, racy mouthfeel! Hands up…wait, you’ve got no more hands. Just as well you’ve got tastebuds to enjoy the waves of honeysuckle […]

Château Riotor Rosé 2015 $19.99

If you prefer your rosé with a bit of meat on its bones, this is your thing Chandler Bing.  Château Riotor is located in the heart of the Massif des Maures region in Provence and this spicy, earthy rosé is crafted from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Cranberry, redcurrant, juicy plum and hints […]

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