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Mahi 2016 ‘Boundary Farm’ Sauvignon Blanc and ‘Twin Valleys’ Chardonnay
Queensberry Gardens 2018 Chenin Blanc, and The Lazy Dog ‘Sweet on Chenin’ and Gewurztraminer
Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Red Deer Marlborough Rosé 2018
Dry River Martinborough 2017 Chardonnay, ‘The Twelve Spies’, 2015 Syrah and 2018 Botrytis Gewurztraminer
X Wines ‘little x’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014
Akaroa Winery Banks Peninsula 2016 and 2015 Pinot Noirs
Lamont Central Otago 2018 Pinot Rosé and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Chardonnay
Pegasus Bay 2016 Sauvignon Semillon and ‘Aria’ Late Picked Riesling
The Luminary 2018 Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir
Big Bunch Hawke’s Bay 2018 Pinot Gris and 2014 Merlot
Coto de Hayas ‘Roble’ Campo de Borja 2017
Misha’s Vineyard 2017 ‘Starlet’ Sauvignon Blanc, and 2016 ‘Gallery’ Gewurztraminer and ‘Cantata’ Pinot Noir
Brookfields ‘Ohiti Estate’ 2018 Pinot Gris and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Maui Waipara and Tiki 'Estate' Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Taimana Waitaki Pinot Noir 2013
Daniel Le Brun Methodes and Morton Estate ‘Black Label’ Wines from LionCo
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
A Selection of Italian, French and Australian Wines from Procure
Pierre Peters Champagne Blanc de Blancs ‘L’Esprit de 2013’
One Off 2018 ‘Cherry Bomb’, ‘Double Happy’ and 2016 ‘Red Planet’, and Te Awanga Estate Merlot Franc 2015
Mills Reef 2013 ‘Arthur Edmund’ Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot and Syrah
SOHO 2018 ‘White Collection’, ‘Pink Sheep’ and ‘Westwood’ Rosés, and 2018 ‘Jagger’ Pinot Gris and 2017 ‘Maren’ Riesling
River-T Waitaki Valley 2018, 2017 and 2016 Releases
Champagne Marion-Bosser Premier Cru Rosé and Millesime 2008
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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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