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Martin Codax Mara Martin Monterrei DO Godello 2019


Martin Codax Mara Martin Monterrei DO Godello 2019 $25 How cool is the name ‘Codax’? It’s like something an evil villain in one of the Die Hard movies would be called. Or the name of a secret agent who also happens to be a highly intelligent German shepherd, deep undercover as the household pet of … Read More

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September 27, 2021


Rapaura Springs Rohe Dillons Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Rapaura Springs Rohe Dillons Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $27.90 This bottle should carry a ‘Wear a Helmet’ warning because by jingoes, the second you unclick the cap and pour this wine into your glass, a passionfruit-pumped roundhouse kick of Kill Bill proportions will collide with your face. Big call, but I think this could … Read More

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September 26, 2021


Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018


Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018 $39 If you’d like to sip more sauvignon, but don’t want to deal with all that grassiness and squinty acidity, then this is for you. Crafted by winemaking legend Kevin Judd, the ‘wild’ has an extra injection of toasty, slightly smoky, funky notes from fermentation with indigenous, or ‘wild’ yeasts … Read More

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Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020


Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $35 Clive Jones (‘CJ’ to the cool kids) is the scarily talented winemaker behind the tanks and barrels at Nautilus, and to say he’s mildly obsessed with sauvignon blanc is like saying Adele is a half-decent singer. The Paper Nautilus is a limited-edition (300doz) sauvignon is … Read More

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Giesen Reiler Goldlay Mosel Riesling 2018


Giesen Reiler Goldlay Mosel Riesling 2018 $22 After emigrating from Germany back in the 1980s and building a hugely successful wine business here in New Zealand, the three Giesen brothers doubled back and purchased a small, terraced vineyard in the village of Reil on the banks of Germany’s Mosel River, a place famous for turning … Read More

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Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019


Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019 $28 Made by the supremely talented Rosie Menzies, this certified organic riesling hits all those good spots of green apple, mandarin, honeysuckle and lashings of lime. Very nicely balanced and showing great texture and tension in the mouth, it’s a perky pick-me-up for the palate that fits pretty much every … Read More

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September 25, 2021


Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020


Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $34 Prepare for a lift of luscious lime, green apple and mandarin to wash across the palate and leave a comet tail of honeysuckle and homemade lemonade as it slides on down. At a positively demure 9% alc, it’s also the perfect lunchtime wine because it won’t send you … Read More

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Astrolabe The Farm Marlborough Dry Riesling 2019


Astrolabe The Farm Marlborough Dry Riesling 2019 $26 With classic green apple, yellow plum and lime zest characters washing across the nose and palate, it’s an attractive style that has chalky intensity and impressive length of flavour. Grown in their Grovetown vineyard, it’s a riesling with buckets of texture, so make sure you chill it … Read More

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The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021


The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($tbc) This lipsmacking little lovely from Marlborough is crammed full of tropical, passionfruity punch, peachy layers and loads of lime and lemon. I like that on the website it says “designed to be enjoyed right now – not left to collect dust in your wine rack”, because that’s … Read More

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September 24, 2021


Dune McLaren Vale Tirari 2020


Dune McLaren Vale Tirari 2020 $26.99 With Coriole Vineyard family pedigree behind them, brothers Peter and Duncan Lloyd, this Blewitt Springs-grown blend of mourvèdre, negroamaro, grenache, touriga and a little bit of shiraz is all sorts of sippable. Smooth, spicy and berry-saturated, here’s a wine with real personality and charm and a long, plummy finish. … Read More

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Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018


Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $51.50 Roaring with tamarillo, rhubarb and wild cherry on the nose and palate, followed by a whack of dark cocoa and roasted spices, makes this an exciting wine for fans of Central Otago pinot noir for sure. It’s got character, style and charm. Brisk acidity and sandy, chewy … Read More

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Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay 2020


Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay 2020 $30 Crafted from the southern Chardonnay vines growing in the Matahiwi home vineyard, this is the fourth vintage after it was planted back in 2013. If aromas of ultra-toasty oak, grilled grapefruit and peach are your thing, then you’ll be a happy camper. Combine them with frisky acidity … Read More

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Rockburn Stolen Kiss Central Otago Rosé 2021


Rockburn Stolen Kiss Central Otago Rosé 2021 $30 Crafted from 100% pinot noir grapes that’ve been ‘stolen’ from their top pinot noir crop to create this pinky-perfect, morganite-coloured wine that’s crammed with creaming soda, watermelon and cherry flavours, a tweak of dried herbs and a wallop of berry-drenched generosity on the finish. It’s a hugely … Read More

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Olivier Coste Je T’aime Biologique IGP Pays d’Oc Carignan 2020


Coste Je T’aime Biologique IGP Pays d’Oc Carignan 2020 $26 Organically-grown carignan grapes have been carefully shepherded into the bottle by Oliver Coste, who has been immersed in his family vineyards (dating back to 1701) since birth. Wondering about the coat of arms? I emailed Olivier and he said “Our coat of arms represents 3 … Read More

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Aurum Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019


  Aurum Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019 $45 You can announce to your friends as you pour this wine. “The soils in which Aurum’s certified organic, chardonnay grapes grow, are comprised of fluvial, glacial silts and gravels”. Now quickly go and Google ‘fluvial’ to school yourself up in advance. The desert-dry heat of the Lowburn … Read More

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September 22, 2021


de la terre Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019


de la terre Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019 $39.99 Hold the phone, lock the gates and pull on your pepper pants because this new release from the legendary winemaking talents of Tony Prichard is extraordinarily spicy and nicey. Crafted from handpicked fruit grown in the highest elevation syrah vineyard in Hawke’s Bay (160m icyww), it’s … Read More

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Brookfields Burnfoot Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018


Brookfields Burnfoot Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018 $20 Peter Robertson’s been making wine in Hawke’s Bay since 1974. 1974! So he knows a thing or or twenty about turning great weather into great wine. 2018 was a bit special for Brookfields. It produced merlot full of juicy spices and supple tannins that create just the right … Read More

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Anchorage Family Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2021


Anchorage Family Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2021 $17 Eyepoppingly pretty, diamond-bright and flecked with white gold, this shiny, new example of Nelsonian niceness is an exotically proportioned, nashi and apple strudel-spiced thing of beauty. It’s bodacious, luscious and laced with a ribbon of natural sweetness which accentuates the apple and nutmeg notes on the finish … Read More

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Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021


Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $22 If your only experiences with pinot gris have involved yawn-inducingly commercial, sweet and flabby styles, then steady yourself for an attitude shift of epic proportions. Bold and generously dry, it’s crammed with classic nashi and quince characters, softly-spiced layers and a spine of solid acidity. It’s got character, … Read More

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September 20, 2021


Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020


Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $15-$19 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Spring Vegetables & Tahini Soy Dressing  – CANVAS magazine NZ Herald Saturday September 25th 2021. I’m sorry but if green beans, snow peas, asparagus, spinach, broccoli and buckets of greenery doesn’t demand a large, chilled goblet of sauvignon blanc then I don’t know what does. … Read More

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Carrick Central Otago Dry Riesling 2019


Carrick Central Otago Organic Dry Riesling 2019 $28 From their ‘Arthurs’ vineyard in Bannockburn comes this sophisticated, citrus-saturated yet skeletally dry riesling from scarily talented winemaker Rosie Menzies. Scented with fresh-cut lime, green apples, it absolutely fangs with fennel and citrus flavours and finishes with perfectly prickly, exfoliating acidity on the palate. Its 0.6g/l of … Read More

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Stonecutter Martinborough Merlot 2019


StoneCutter Martinborough Merlot 2019 $48 The name Merlot comes from its resemblance to the blue-black plumage of the blackbird (merle). Born of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Magdeleine Noire des Charentes (they don’t name grapes like they used to right), Merlot was once called Crabutet Noir – not exactly sexy, so a name change … Read More

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September 19, 2021


Canvas Drinks matches Sept 11th 2021


Canvas Drinks matches Sept 11th 2021   Frittata muffins Now I know Annabel says these frittata muffins are a great way to get veg into kids, but they’re also a great way to get the Hunting Lodge Expressions Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 ($23.99) into grownups. The sweetness of the kumara, cheesiness of the cheese and … Read More

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September 17, 2021


Harrier Ridge Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2019


Harrier Ridge Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2019 $23.99 The very first pinot noir of the block for winemaker Richard Rhodes and his team from fruit grown on the rocky terraces above the Ngaruroro river. With its solid acid backbone, dried herb and violet characters, it’s a strong, if slightly uncoordinated style at this early stage … Read More

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September 16, 2021


Terrace View Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019


Terrace View Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $14.99 With lemongrass and tropical tones on the nose and some herbaceous, capsicum and green apple characters on the palate, and marzipan textures on the finish. It’s a simple, quaffable sauvignon that could work well for a large function like a spring wedding

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