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Neudorf 2018 Pinot Rosé, 2017 Moutere Chardonnay and 2016 Moutere Pinot Noir
Pask 2016 ‘Declaration’ Chardonnay and ‘Small Batch’ Trilliant’, and 2014 ‘Declaration’ Merlot and Cabernet Merlot Malbec
Black Cottage 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and ‘Reserve’ Central Otago Pinot Noir
Forrest Wines 2018 Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Albarino, and 2015 Gruner Veltliner and Pinot Noir
The Hunting Lodge 2017 Pinot Gris, Marsanne Viognier and Chardonnay
Lake Chalice 2017 ‘The Falcon’ Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling, and Raptor Chardonnay
Matchbook Dunnigan Hills ‘Old Head’ Chardonnay 2016
Nevis Bluff 2017 Rosé and 2014 Pinot Noir
Summerhouse 2018 Marlborough Pinot Rosé and 2016 Hawke’s Bay Merlot
Valli 2018 Waitaki Riesling, 2017 Pinot Gris and 2017 Regional Pinot Noirs
Palacio de Oriente Rioja Tempranillo 2017
Locharburn 2018 Central Otago Pinot Rosé and Pinot Gris
Tantalus 2017 ‘Cachette’, 2015 Merlot Franc, and ‘Voile’, ‘Evoque’, and ‘Ecluse’
Mount Dottrel Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011
Greystone ‘Thomas Brothers’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016
Stoneburn Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Pinot Noir
Mount Brown 2018 North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling
Zaria Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018
Craggy Range ‘Prestige Collection’ 2016 Vintage
Morepork Northland Pinot Gris 2018
Julicher Estate and ’99 Rows’ Te Muna Pinot Noir 2015
The Winemaker’s Wife and The Lady Ranfurly Releases from Simon McGeorge
Mission ‘Barrique Reserve’ 2017 Chardonnay and Syrah, and 2016 Pinot Noir and Cabernet
Dashwood 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris
Black Cottage 2018 Rosé and Pinot Gris
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Links to Favourites and Friends




Beefsteak and Burgundy Club - www.beefsteakandburgundyclub.org.au  
Networking clubs based on the sharing and enjoyment of wine and food. Australian formed with branches in New Zealand and around the world
 
 
Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc. – www.cancernz.org.nz
Enormously human and helpful services and the best source of information for those encountering cancer, whether patients, family and support people
 
 
Consumer NZ - www.consumer.org.nz
Independent consumer information for New Zealanders, including wine and beer
 
 
Independent Wine Reviewers
These are my fellow on-line wine writers and reviewers who are ‘Friends and Favourites'. All have significant wine tasting if not judging experience and I admire their work and enthusiasm. They continue to inspire me and encourage me in my endeavours
 
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, is my guru. He's N.Z.'s best wine educator and he reviews with unrivalled conciseness a myriad of wines. Bob is wonderful to judge and drink wines with
 
Geoff Kelly has the most precise and detailed tasting notes I know of. He's been a brilliant mentor and thinks more deeply about wines than anyone else I know. An expert on aged wines
 
* Sam Kimwww.wineorbit.co.nz
Sam and I are the Asian wine writers who will take over the world (well, N.Z. anyway). A sensitive man with a great palate, who writes with real empathy. A kindred spirit

* Joelle Thomson - www.joellethomson.com
Joelle's a Wellington girl gone far, now a widely circulated and well-respected wine writer and author with a very experienced palate, in-tune with the wider consumer market

* Elissa Jordan - www.winefulness.co.nz
Elissa represents the new wave of wine writer and blogger. Originally calling herself a neophyte, she thinks, drinks and writes about wine as seriously as anyone I know

* Warren Barton - www.bartononwine.weebly.com
Warren is one of this country's most honest and down-to-earth wine writers with a long track record in journalism. He calls it the way he sees it, and he's invariably right, because it's common sense
 
 
Informed and opinioned blog of Wairarapa-based journalist with a healthy interest in wine
 
 
Land of Wine Tours - www.landofwine.co.nz
Private wine tours and travel arrangements, working with bespoke travel operators, to vineyards, kitchens and this country's treasures, by Bill Hird, a well-connected wine and food lover, and all-round nice guy


NZ Wine - www.nzwine.com
The official site of New Zealand Winegrowers and the New Zealand wine industry. The definitive statistics on the state of the grape and wine nation
 
 
P E Logistics - www.pelogistics.co.nz
Wellington-based logistics, warehousing and distribution services. Immaculately clean warehousing!


Proper Crisps - www.propercrisps.co.nz
My favourite potato crisps, made in Nelson, pure, unadulterated with real potato flavour and subtle seasoning.  They go with wines too!
 

Store-it - www.store-it.co.nz
Self-storage facility at Ngauranga, Wellington. Different storage plans available for wine cellaring
 

Tairawhiti Tours - www.tairawhititours.co.nz
Prue Younger is Gisborne's keenest fan. Her tours of Gisborne have themes of Wine, Cuisine, Place and Journey
 

TORY & KO www.toryandko.com
Victoria Taylor and Kirstin O'Brien are designers of exquisite jewellery pieces from gold, silver, precious gemstones and pearls. Bespoke, individual designs are a specialty
 
 
Verve Consulting - www.verve.co.nz
Event management company with experience and expertise with wine - Pinot Noir 2001, 2004 conferences, LOTR premieres and much more
 
 
West Auckland – www.westauckland.net.nz
This visitors' accommodation and holiday guide to the historic West Auckland region has details for the many and varied winemakers, traditional and new, all worth visiting
 
 
Willco Tree Services - www.willco.co.nz
Quality workmanship by qualified and experienced staff in all types of tree care and stump removal in the greater Wellington area
 

Wine Jobs Online - www.winejobsonline.com
The most useful site for wine industry personnel and an excellent all-round resource
 

Raymond's slightly irreverent blog on mainly older wines, some from a long-left cellar, tasted and consumed with anonymous friends
 
 
Wine Show - www.wineshow.co.nz
Results and information for all of the major New Zealand wine judging competitions
 
 
 
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