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The Gabion Matakana Cabernet Franc Merlot 2010 and 2011
Saint Clair 2016 Premium Pinot Gris Rosé and 2015 Block 17 ‘Plateau’ Cab/Merlot
Johner Estate 2016 Wairarapa Riesling and 2015 Gladstone Pinot Noir
Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and Smoking Loon Zinfandel 2015
O:TU and Music Bay 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Vidal ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
Hunter’s 2016 White and 2014 Pinot Noir Releases
Domaine Rewa Central Otago Chardonnay 2015
Dona Paula Argentine and Carmen Chilean Wines from Red and White Cellar
Paulownia 2016 Rosé and 2012 Pinot Noir
Dry River ‘Lovat’ Gewurztraminer 2016
Mud House ‘Claim 431’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
Vidal 2015 ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay, Merlot Cabernet and Syrah
Man O’ War ‘Estate’, Privateer’ and Flagship Releases
Burn Cottage Riesling/Gruner Veltliner 2015
Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Babich 2015 ‘Irongate’ Chardonnay and Red, and 2014 ‘The Patriarch’
Charcoal Gully Central Otago 2014 and 2013 Gewurztraminer
Neudorf ‘Rosie’s Block’ Chardonnay 2016
Babich ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ 2016 Sauvignon, 2015 Pinot Noir and Syrah, and 2014 Merlot
Domain Road 2015 Central Otago ‘Water Race’ Dry Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc
Babich ‘’Family Estates’ 2016 White and 2015 Pinot Noir Releases
Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Misha’s Vineyard 2013 and 2014 Pinot Noirs, 2015 Starlet and 2016 Dress Circle and Cadenza
Champagne Marion-Bosser from Three French Vines
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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
 
 
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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