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Cloudy Bay, August 2017

A wonderful forum of tasting, exchanging ideas and exploring possibilities. Read more.





Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Vertical
from the first vintage 2009 to 2015

A rare look at a vertical tasting of one of the finest alternative-style Marlborough sauvignon blancs. Read full reviews.



Te Whare Ra
Stunning new releases

Two wines stood out from the recent Te Whare Ra release – chardonnay and pinot noir. Don’t worry hard-core riesling junkies and gewurz fans, ...more




Yalumba The Signature:
A great Australian red blend


Release of the magnificent 2012 vintage, and vertical tasting notes.




Howard Park

Compelling Wines of Margaret River and Great Southern

Vertical tasting notes from a recent media tasting.


Cognac Croizet Dinner Experience

An exceptional food & cognac match at Aria Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland.

From VSOP to a rare 100-year-old beauty, plus fun cognac cocktails, from one of the oldest cognac houses.

Outstanding New Releases from Te Whare Ra Wines

Included are Riesling 'D' 2013 (94 points, NZ$28) and Riesling 'M' 2013 (95 points, NZ$28).

Great ways to celebrate New Zealand Summer of Riesling.

Outstanding Reds from Mills Reef Winery

Seriously structured and superbly styled reds, and immensely likable.

Two South African Beauties

Well-priced Durbanville Hills wines offer great drinking for casual occasion.

Plaisir de Merle, on the other hand, are serious wines of commanding presence.


Marques de Vargas Dinner at NZ School of Food & Wine

A fabulous degustation dinner at the New Zealand School of Food & Wine in Auckland.