Kawa Grove Wines Mead

March 4, 2019By Yvonne

Kawa Grove Wines Muriwai Mead $50 This Westie-sourced sip is a blend of vermentino and chamourcin that’s been fermented with Muriwai coastal bush honey for three months and finished with a splash of brandy.  Mead is an ancient, alcoholic beverage that’s created by fermenting honey with water, and sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or … Read More

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Rosé 2018

December 8, 2018By Yvonne

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Rosé 2018 $22.95  Crafted from 100% pinot noir, this snappy little rosé resembles the styles of Southern France, skating down the dry and spicy-fresh side of the fence and leaving a comet tail of soft melon, cranberry and pink peppercorn characters on the palate.  Clean, crunchy and built for serving super-chilled … Read More

Yeastie Boys ‘Pullyu’ 750ml $45 (as part of a gift pack)

September 6, 2017By Yvonne

Ever tried beer made with wine? Here’s your chance with this white ale that the Yeastie’s have added to their 2014 ‘Spoonbender’ series. Taking a small portion of Gladstone Vineyard’s ‘Pushmi’ white wine (sauvignon and viognier) to create a candy-sugar to use alongside the malts and hops in the brew, the ‘Pullyu’ is a strong, … Read More

Ginger Ninjas

October 15, 2014By Yvonne

Everywhere you turn right now there’s someone doing something nifty with ginger. Wigram Brewing in Christchurch have added to their seasonal range the ‘Ginger Jerry’ a wheat beer (or Wit Bier) infused with ginger, honey and lemon – it’ll clear the nose and soothe the throat. Hawke’s Bay Independent Breweries are fizzing over their Ginger … Read More

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer

October 25, 2012By Yvonne

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer 500ml $5.49 No matter if you’re an ex-pat Brit or just nostalgic for your O.E, you’ll be happy to know one of the UK’s best-loved ginger beer’s is finally available in the antipodes.  Created from four secret ingredients (actually three, because one has got to be ginger…) there’s a lovely … Read More