Published NZME Regional Newspapers Sat 1 Aug 2015


It’s about that time of year when couples the length and breadth of the country start to freak out because their spring wedding is just around the corner and they still haven’t organised the drinks for the reception!  If your budget happens to be on the skinny side, no matter – here’s how you can at least sort the reds out relatively painlessly…


Arriba Tempranillo 2013 $12-$16 ★★★½MT9999_METRO_150513_JUN-WINE_00091

Bright and bouncing off the walls with red cherry and boysenberry flavours all stitched together with spice and cocoa characters.  It’s fresh, pretty to look at in the glass, smooth, ultra-fruity and will become a crowd favourite in no time.


One_Chain_The_Wrong_Un_Shiraz_Cabernet_Adelaide_HillsOne Chain ‘The Wrong-Un’ Shiraz Cabernet 2014 $14.95 ★★★

Apparently ‘One Chain’ has an imperial measurement of 22 yards, the length of a cricket pitch, so you can take that little nugget of knowledge to your next pub quiz.  Dusty, peppery, leathery characters on the nose lead to tangy blackcurrant, plum and liquorice flavours on the palate.  Slippery and succulent to sip.  For stockists contact the importer Bennett & Deller Wine 09 3789463


Anciano Tempranillo Crianza ‘Aged 3 Years’ 2010 $12-$17 ★★★½anciano 3 year old

A very lush, fruity red wine that oozes baked berry and savoury chocolate tones on the nose and palate.  Smooth and velvety to drink, with a touch of toast on the finish – it’s a great value wine for weddings, parties – anything!  Vegetarians and Vegans may also like the fact that this wine is fined naturally by gravity, so no animal products are used whatsoever in the making of this wine.