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Gimblett Gravels 2016 Annual Vintage Selection
te Pa Marlborough 2018 Rosé, Sauvignon and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Chardonnay and ‘Oke’
Mount Brown North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018
Rock Ferry Methode, 3rd Rock, and Marlborough and Central Otago SV Releases
Australian, Spanish and Californian Wines from RM Wine Partners
Blank Canvas Wines from Matt and Sophie Thomson
Fifth Bridge Central Otago 2018 Rosé, and 2017 Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and LH Riesling
Koha Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Pinot Noir
Providore Central Otago Wines from Peter Bartle
Mission ‘Jewelstone’ Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016
Fairhall Downs ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Smoking Loon Chardonnay, and McManis Pinot Noir and Petite Sirah from 2017
Kaimira Estate Brightwater Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Grava Martinborough 2017 Rosé and LH Sauvignon Blanc
Stonecroft 2018 ‘Crofters’ and ‘Undressed’, and 2016 ‘Reserve’ Syrahs
South River Central Otago Rosé, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir
Hawksdrift 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Barrel Whites and Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
Pa Road 2018 Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017
Waiana Estate ‘Indian Summer’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018
Ata Rangi 2013 ‘Craighall’ Riesling, 2017 ‘Crimson’ Pinot Noir, 2015 ‘McCrone’ Pinot Noir and 2018 ‘Kahu’ Botrytis Riesling
Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Red Barrel Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015
Villa Maria ‘Keltern’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
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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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