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Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022


Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022 $25 If you were wishing for a sweetly-styled, bog-standard, boring old pinot gris then, that’s very odd because who wants that? I’m forever on the hunt for something showing bright nashi and zesty citrus layers, hints of nutmeg and apple strudel spices and showing a solid, dry finish. That’s … Read More

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January 31, 2023


Brown Brothers King Valley Prosecco & Prosecco Rosé


Brown Brothers King Valley Prosecco $15 If you’re looking for a vibrant, apple and lemon-layered sparkler with a splash of sweetness and a pang of pear drop on the finish, then here’s your thing Chandler Bing. Clean, floral and feisty – it has a zippy, refreshing texture that’ll please even the most jaded crowds. Brown … Read More

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January 30, 2023


Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022


Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 $28 (only avail in 6pk) Russet, rose gold in the glass and pinging with fresh apricot and citrus flavours, this rosé is ultra-refreshing and juicy in all the right places. Mineral-edged, elegantly proportioned, it has good density and length of flavour and it’s a style that’ll have … Read More

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Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2022


Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2022 $28* A vibrant, classically-styled pinot gris with quince, nashi and nutmeg notes on the nose and palate and has tangy richness in the mid-palate and a decent, dry finish. Made my Antony Worch, winemaker to many Central Otago stars, this pinot gris has Autumn afternoon cheese platter written … Read More

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Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021


Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 ($tbc) Very golden in the glass and possesses a slightly sweet-sour, botrytis and white pepper character on the nose and palate. Consumed ultra-chilled tends to accentuate the citrus and quince characters – however it’s not as varietal and refined as other Penkridge vintages I’ve tasted.

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Astrolabe Taihoa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Astrolabe Taihoa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $36 In Maori, ‘taihoa’ means to wait, to not be in a hurry, and the fruit from this vineyard has clearly been given the time and care it needs to create serious yum-factor. Winemaker Simon Waghorn wild – fermented Kēkerengū-grown fruit from the southernmost part of Marlborough in old, … Read More

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January 27, 2023


Astrolabe Kēkerengū Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Astrolabe Kēkerengū Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $32 Super-juicy and laced with floral complexity, a slick of salinity and soft citrus rushing across the senses in every sip. Hints of apple and lime wrap around a core of subtle passionfruit and lemongrass. It’s a satisfyingly fresh and energetic sauvignon with plenty of personality and a … Read More

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January 26, 2023


Leveret Estate IQ Methode Traditionnelle Premium Brut NV


Leveret Estate IQ Methode Traditionnelle Premium Brut NV $19 This Méthode Traditionnelle (the same method of making Champagne) is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier that’s been disgorged after a minimum of 18 months on its yeast lees (the residue leftover from the ferment). These guys have been making high-end sparkling wine … Read More

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Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019


Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $40* If elegance and statuesque style is what you’re after in a pinot noir, then best you squeeze into your Nancy Ganz because the Penkridge Farm 2019 is the stovepipe, the skinny jean, the cigarette pant of pinot. Bright cranberry and tamarillo merge with earthy, softly spiced layers … Read More

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Astrolabe Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Astrolabe Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $23-$27 Boasting that unmistakable Awatere Valley florality, this sauvignon has a refreshing, peach blossom perfume, basil, soft passionfruit and a hint of lawn clippings on the nose and palate. Zesty textures and a clean, linear mouthfeel add buoyancy and complexity to its lime-laced finish. Nice one Astrolabe! Astrolabe … Read More

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Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Syrah 2020


Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Syrah 2020 $40 There must be something in the water over in the upper Wairau Valley where the Rose family grow their grapes because it seems as though every single wine they make walks away with various shades of heavy metal from wine competitions here and abroad. This syrah is no … Read More

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January 20, 2023


Richmond Plains Supernova Nelson Sparkling Rosé 2022


Richmond Plains Supernova Organic Nelson Sparkling Rose 2022 $25.99 Just like its namesake, this new sparkling wine from one of New Zealand’s pioneering organic wineries delivers an explosion of bright berries, redcurrant, tropical tones and nectarine niceness on both the nose and palate.  It’s plump, plush, silky, creamy and super-succulent to sip no matter the … Read More

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Greenhough Apple Valley Riesling 2022


Greenhough Apple Valley Nelson Riesling 2022 $25 Every year I marvel at the amount of intense granny smith and jazz-apple crispness and concentrated, spritzy, lime-laden sweetness that Andrew Greenhough and his team manage to cram into this organic wine. Sourced from a tiny, north-facing vineyard on Apple Valley Road (the cutest road name ever) overlooking … Read More

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Wairau River Reserve Grüner Veltliner 2021


Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $29 How’s them apples! This little bit of Austria here in Aotearoa gives an immediate hit of freshly cut apples, lemon pith, yellow plums and wildflowers on the nose and palate making this grüner groovy in all the right places. With a squeak of tarragon and soft, peachy … Read More

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Waimea Nelson Sauvignon Gris 2022


Waimea Nelson Sauvignon Gris 2022 $22 Sauvignon gris is a single grape. It’s not, as many people instantly assume, a blend of sauvignon blanc and pinot gris. Sauvignon gris has its home in a tiny ‘department’ called Jura, in western France and it’s famous for producing wines that burst with spiced citrus, feijoas, white strawberries … Read More

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Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $26.99 Vibrant, lifted lemony layers leap up the nostrils and soak the palate in this vibrant, classically-styled sauvignon from one of Marlborough’s top producers. Soft, peachy tones merge with hints of basil and lemongrass on the finish. Cleansing and clean. Astrolabe

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January 19, 2023


Trinity Hill Thomson’s Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020


Trinity Hill Thomson’s Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $120 Soothing, stylish and stacked with dark berries, exotic spices, smoky notes and stitched together with graphite-dusted goodness. Grown on the steep slopes of Roys Hill, overlooking the Gimblett Gravels sub-region, this single vineyard syrah is fresh and finely tuned and the tannins have the perfect amount … Read More

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Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $45 Hailing from one of Hawke’s Bay’s ‘holy trinity’ of vintages (2019, 2020, 2021), the name Elspeth was given, years ago, to their flagship wines, after the owner/winemaker of the time Tim Preston’s grandmother, Elspeth Preston. Only released when the fruit is fantastic, this cabernet sauvignon would … Read More

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January 17, 2023


The Flying Winemaker Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019


The Flying Winemaker Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019 $30 If you were expecting a syrah that simply offered bog-standard violets and pepper, this one delivers SO much more than that. It delivers joy and wonder and unicorns and dreams and glittery goodness all wrapped up in a spicy, blueberry-cloaked cloud. Bright, energetic, and dangerously easy to … Read More

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January 16, 2023


Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa 340 Blanc 2019


Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa 340 Blanc 2019 $45 I just lurve me a blended white. Like, really love them. To the point of obsession, where people keep a wide berth and try to avoid my gaze in the tasting room. Grown just outside of Carterton, this magical mélange shows the soft herbaceousness of sauvignon blanc, the … Read More

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Forrest Wines Marlborough Semillon 2021


Forrest Wines Marlborough Semillon 2021 $28 Up until 2021, it had been 10 years between bottlings of Forrest semillon in a classic, dry style. I was beginning to think it’d never happen again. Oh the horror! Like Wellington on a good day, nothing beats Marlborough semillon in a great vintage, and this is absolute proof. … Read More

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Leveret Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2020


Leveret Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2020 $25.99 Paired with: The Ultimate Beef Burgers by Annabel Langbein in the NZ Herald Jan 28 2023 Eating burgers isn’t something you can do sexily. Unless you’re Anya Taylor-Joy of course. Her character Margot gets to masticate Chef Slowik’s meaty offering in that mind-bending movie The Menu. … Read More

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The Hunting Lodge Homeblock Waikoukou Waimauku Sauvignon Blanc 2021


The Hunting Lodge Homeblock Waikoukou Waimauku Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $29 Not many people know that the actual, actual, actual birthplace of commercial, New Zealand sauvignon blanc, is out in West Auckland. Yep. Originally planted by the Spence brothers in 1970 with 400 bottles produced in the first vintage of 1974, they then decided to propagate … Read More

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January 13, 2023


Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017


Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017 $70 Grown in the Bridge Pa sub-region, with iron-rich soils famous for producing high-quality syrah, this certified organic syrah is entering a pretty darn wonderful drinking window. Dusty plum and pepper complexity on the nose and palate adds to the earthy layers in this softly-styled syrah. Refreshing, … Read More

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January 12, 2023


Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018


Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $40* There’s a lot of lusciousness going on in this little-known wine from one of the best Central Otago producers you’ve never heard of. A LOT of lusciousness. There’s also a lot of fresh spice, redcurrant and cherry complexity, a lick of mushroomy meatiness and it’s packed with … Read More

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