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Wine drinking has a very, very important rule: drink what you like! But never be afraid to try something new or different. Wine drinking should be fun, free of much of the garbage that interferes with the rest of our lives. It should be a catalyst for social intercourse. It should be pleasurable and memorable, it should be savoured and discussed, it should be fun.

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Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa Shiraz 2014


90 Points Wine Spectator
Silver Medal NZIWS 2015

“Rich, ripe and generous, brimming with spicy cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors that extend into the long, expressive finish. Tannins are nicely absorbed.” Wine Spectator
Last of the 2014. One of our most popular Shiraz’ marks the end of a vintage. Stock up before it’s too late.
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Omaka Falveys Marlborough Chardonnay 2014


This Chardonnay is consistently super wine. Always full, lush and layered with tropical fruit. It is one of the best value finds around.
Wine of The Week Canvas NZ Herald Yvonne Lorkin
17.5+/20 4 stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

"Punchy, peachy characters are pressed between layers of pineapple and cinnamon on toast. Nicely balanced and boasting a hint of creaminess, this is a nicely crafted chardonnay which really over-delivers for the price. Omaka translates to "where the springs flow", and if this effort from winemaker Ian Marchant is any indication, it's also where good talent flows, too." Yvonne Lorkin
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Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


This is a super full, rich, loaded with black cherry and dark fruit Pinot Noir. Its savoury full palate has intensity and charm. Great drinking now, and will improve over the next 12 to 18 months. Superb value.
4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"The wine shows lovely mix of ripe berry and plum flavours with nuances of clove and nutmeg. It is juicy and brightly flavoured on the palate, showing attractive fruit purity backed by fine tannins. Very smooth and lingering, and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2019.."
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Askerne Hawkes Bay Viognier 2014


Viva Top 12 Wines for Winter 2016
Metro Top 100 Wines 2015
Gold Spiegelau Wine Show 2015
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

A bold and rich Hawke’s Bay Viognier in a barrel fermented style. Fruit notes of apricot and ripe citrus are to the fore with complex notes of vanilla and toast also present. The palate is very broad and dry with apricot and almond flavours. The finish is very long and pure with excellent balance.
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Ana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2015 They said...
"Passionfruit and gooseberry aromas are veiled with lime, the lime much bolder in the classically herbaceous palate with apples, flint and a dry fume' finish."
This wine is the little sister to the Eradus Sauvignon Blanc. It won't disappoint. Serious Sauvignon Blanc for so little.
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Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2012


Exceptional Vintage 60th Anniversary Vintage
98/100 James Halliday. Higher than the 2010 Hills of Grace on 97/100
97/100 Wine Advocate Lisa Perrotti Brown
97/100 Ray Jordon Weekend West

“A special occasion wine is befitting of the 60th vintage of this masterpiece. Deep crimson, this wine has wonderful fragrant aromas of black berry fruits, spice and plum. With a strong and concentrated palate of dark fruit and spice, it has a long, textured finish and is everything you would expect from a Henschke wine.” Ben Malouf Daily Telegraph
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Ringbolt Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


Gold Medal Royal Adelaide 2015
Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2016

"This wine displays lovely brightness. It has promising varietal intensity. A classic Cabernet Sauvignon brightness to it which is a big plus. It has fruit that’s ripe and that’s the lasting impression on the palate. It has very good intense length. With food it was fantastic. It works beautifully with plenty of fruit." Top 100 Judge Mark Robertson
"Classic aromas of blackberry and plum fruits with some tobacco and incense. It’s dry and fruity with firm tannins. Medium plus to high tannins and medium plus acidity. It’s balanced and well made. Good with the food although it’s a touch dustier and dryer than I expected."
Top 100 Judge Cameron Douglas MS
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Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Pinot Gris 2015


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit
Every year this wine is a ripper, in our opinion the best of the Spade Oak Voysey range. Huge appeal, huge drinkability and a down right super buy.
Fresh with lovely flavours of pears, stonefruits and honeysuckle
. Medium dry and medium bodied, beautifully balanced frame.
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Coal Pit Tiwha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


Trophy & Gold International Wine Challenge 2016
Pure Elite Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015
5 Stars Wine Orbit
Outstanding 93 points
"Lovely gentle yet striking bouquet of Pinot Noir with fresh lively red fruit aromas of sweet plum, freeze dried raspberry then luscious sweet oak fragrances softened with ripe rose and light stony mineral. On the palate – a lovely reflection of what the bouquet suggests – fresh sweet ripe red berry fruits, fine tannin and a back bone of acidity, lengthy finish with a juicy floral flick on the finish – delicious!" Cameron Douglas MS
94 points "This is beautifully styled and inviting. Complex aromas of dark cherry, violet, dried herb, nutmeg and vanilla lead to a concentrated, yet elegantly expressed palate that delivers layers of fine texture and plenty of polished tannins. The wine offers superb fruit purity as well as delicate savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2022." Sam Kim
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Palliser Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2015


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5+/20. He said...
"Bright, even, light lemon-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose is elegantly concentrated with tight aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, along with citrus fruits, entwined with flinty less and reductive complexities, and fine, nutty oak and lifted aromatics. This is refined in expression. Medium-bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with flavours of white and yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with gentle nutty elements, oak toast and nuances of flinty minerals. The mouthfeel shows barrel-ferment creaminess, balanced by a line of ripe acidity. The wine flows with good energy, the concentrated, rounded core carrying to a long, creamy, nutty finish. This is an elegant and softly concentrated Chardonnay with harmonious layers of stonefruit, nuts and flint and a creamy mouthfeel. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Clone 15, 548 and 95 fruit, fully barrel-fermented, 84% by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months on lees in 24% new oak, with approx. one-third MLF. 18.5+/20 Mar 2016"
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Three Bridges Botrytis Semillon 2013


5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

"A gorgeous sweet wine that offers luscious sweetness and rich fruit intensity as well as balanced acidity, beautifully enhanced by marmalade, honey and dried apricot flavours. At its best: now to 2020. Feb 2015." Wine Orbit
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Jim Barry Lodge Hill Clare Valley Shiraz 2013


No 1 Cuisine Shiraz 2016 One of Only 3 Five Star Wines
93 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Gold Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2015
Gold Adelaide Royal Show 2015 Official Selection Dozen
Gold The National Wine Show of Australia 2015
Gold Royal Adelaide 2014
Gold Perth Royal Wine Show 2014
Gold Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2014
93 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2016

"A great example of modern Australian Shiraz from the picturesque Clare Valley. Unlike some blockbusters of yesteryear, this is a fragrant, medium-bodied Shiraz of lovely varietal purity. Aromas are floral, herbal and spicy, with a generous core of ripe berry fruit on nose and palate. Texture is silky and fine with lingering flavours by balance, easy tannins. ..." Cuisine June 2016
"Striking on the nose with real depth of blackberry, chocolate and cassis. It's big, rich and thick, with savoury and spicy elements too, perhaps the perfect wine for a rare T-Bone or fillet steak. This vintage won Gold at Royal Adelaide last year too."
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Thomas Cooper Celebration Ale Six Pac


Coopers Dark Ale Six Pac


Coopers Sparking Ale Six Pac


Coopers Pale Ale Six Pac


Thomas Cooper Artisan Reserve Pilsner Six Pac


Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012


18.5/20 5 stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...
"Brilliant, light golden-yellow colour with straw hues, paler on edge. The nose is softly full and voluminous with harmoniously integrated layers of ripe yellow stonefruits melded with nutty oak and lemon curd MLF, unfolding creamy barrel-ferment and complexing oxidative detail with aeration. Medium-full bodied, rich and luscious flavours of ripe and juicy stonefruits are the feature on palate. An array of complexing nuances unfold, showing nutty oak, butterscotch, lemon curd and creamy barrel ferment characters. The mouthfeel is rich and smooth flowing with some alcohol power driving the palate. Soft, ripe acidity adds to the roundness, and the wine carries through to a long, lingering, elegantly dry finish. This is a rich, up-front, creamy Chardonnay with layers of stonefruits, nuts and butterscotch flavours. Match with poultry, pork and veal over the next 4 years. Fruit from Sonoma County, from sites in Carneros, Chalk Hill, lower Sonoma Valley and Alexander Valley, the wine 77% barrel-fermented to 14.5% alc., and aged 7 months in 40% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF."
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Urlar Select Parcels Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2013


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Brilliant, pale straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The bouquet is fresh and well-defined with intense and penetrating aromas of white and green stonefruits infused with nutty, oxidative complexities, revealing herbs and chalky, minerally detail. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the flavours of white and yellow stonefruits are subtly melded with complexing nutty notes. The fruit is vibrant and sweetly rich, and backed by lively, refresh acidity lending real energy, brightness and a slippery flow. The wine follows a very fine, soft-textured line, leading to an elegantly proportioned, long, nutty finish. This is an elegant, luscious and slippery, complex, nutty, barrel-influenced Sauvignon Blanc. Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. Select parcels of fruit destemmed and given some skin contact, and barrel-fermented in seasoned French barriques to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in oak undergoing batonnage and partial MLF. Following a barrel selection the wine was given further barrel aging on lees. 18.5/20..."
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Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015


5 Stars Michael Coopers Wine Companion 2016. He said
“This is benchmark stuff. Freshly scented, it is unusually weighty and sweet-fruited, in a non-herbaceous (not at all grassy) style, with vibrant melon/lime flavours, showing a touch of complexity and a mouth-wateringly crisp, lasting finish.”
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Misty Cove Signature Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015


This wine is very youthful and is emerging as a real charmer nearly a year after vintage. Like the 2014 is it a late bloomer but the wait has been worthwhile. It is classical Sauvignon Blanc with an intensity and charm that seems to be growing on every tasting. This wine will be a real star over the next 18 month.
At this price stock up big time.
41/2 Wine Orbit
"It's youthful and beautifully lifted on the nose displaying grapefruit, nectarine, lemongrass and lime zest characters. Classically expressed and immediately appealing, at its best now to 2018." Sam Kim Wine Orbit
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Johanneshof Marlborough 2014 Gewurztraminer


Trophy Royal Easter 2016
Gold Royal Easter Wine Show 2016
Super Classic Status Michael Cooper Wine Companion 2016
Trophy Best Gewurztraminer and Pure Gold Air NZ Wine Show.
The judges said...
"Classic perfumed aromas of mango, floral and spice lead to a persistent palate that’s refined and plush at the same time."
Trophy Best Gewurztraminer 6 Nations Challenge
Gold New Zealand International Wine Show 2015
5 stars 96 / 100 pts Wine Orbit August 2015

“This is awesome. The wine is classically perfumed with tropical fruit, potpourri, rose petal and candied ginger. The palate exhibits superb concentration, plush mouthfeel and subtle sweetness, brilliantly enhanced by velvety texture and juicy acidity. Expansive, seamless and utterly delicious..” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit August 2015 - 5 stars 96 / 100 pts
"Powerful and heady, radiating lusciousness and concentration with aromas and flavours of citrus zest, musk, ginger, white pepper and spice infused orange honey." NZIWS
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Mills Reef Reserve Gisborne Gewurztraminer 2013


From the famous 'P' Patuhahi vineyard in Gisborne. This wine has started to blossom in the bottle. It has grown into a full, lush and wonderfully textured Gewurz that is super drinking. A real steal at this price.
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 17.5+/20. He said...
"Bright, even straw-yellow colour with light golden hues... The nose is full and soft with harmoniously entwined aromas of creaming soda, rose-petal florals, Turkish Delight and musk, unfolding to reveal a firm core of root ginger notes. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features an elegantly concentrated heart of rose-petal florals, creaming soda, honey and musk, and restrained root ginger elements....This is an elegantly concentrated, taut, medium-dry Gewurztraminer with slippery flow of rose-petal, creaming soda and ginger flavours..."
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Champagne Beaumet NV


House Champagne at the Ritz
4 1/2 Stars Number 3 Best Buy Cuisine 2015
The most consistent best value NV

5 Stars in 2014; 4 1/2 Stars in 2013; 5 Stars 2012
Champagne outgunning it rivals easily.
Stylish, great presentation.
'Popular in London clubs, Beaumet’s good-value NV Champagne has white flower, citrus, brioche and marmitey richness running through a soft palate of good texture, length and dry finish. A crowd-pleaser with that little bit extra." Cuisine 2015
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Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV


Michael Cooper Super Classic Status
97/100 Bob Campbell
95/100 & 5 stars Cameron Douglas
5 stars Michael Cooper
93/100 Nick Stock
Trophy Best Sparkling Wine Air NZ Wine Show 2015

"A brilliantly composed sparkling wine; it's harmonious and engaging with notes of macaroon, stone fruit and floral." Air NZ Wine show Judges
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River Retreat NV Brut


4 Stars Wine State Annual Sparkling Wine 2014
Many wines with much bigger price tags didn't get this rating. This wine is a winner. It leaves many big name far behind.
Here we have the bargain of bargains in the bubbly department from the kings of value, Trentham Estate. This is a subtle, soft and creamy number that has stone fruits, citrus and dairy on the nose. The palate is light and breezy, with a touch of sweetness, a fine bubble, velvety mouthfeel, a gentle, smooth finish with a cleansing shot of citrus. It's a real bargain party starter!
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Palliser Estate ‘The Great Hector’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 19.5/20
"The seventh in the ‘Great Dog’ series, named after the pure breed Labrador ‘Hector’ belonging to Hew Blair of Justerini & Brooks, Palliser Estate’s U.K. distributor. Hector lived to the ripe old age of 16 years. Eight casks selected and blended, the wine made from clones 115, 667 and 777 from the ‘East Base’ (Pencarrow) vineyard from vines planted in 1998 and 1999, indigenous yeast fermented with 25% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins 16-19 days and aged 16 months in 50% new French oak barriques. Dark ruby-red colour with a deep-heart, a little lighter on edge with youthful purple hues. This has a full and rounded nose with real volume and depth of ripe dark red and black berry fruits along with plush, sweet plum notes entwined with waves of violet perfumes, liquorice and exotic spices. Nuances of savoury whole bunch dried herbs and oak unfold adding complexing interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich, succulent and layered with flavours of ripe dark berry fruits, savoury and spicy plums, unfolding layers of liquorice and toasty oak. The fruit richness and soft lusciousness shows with great presence and is supported by considerable extraction, the tannins very refined and satin-like. This has a concentrated, fine-textured core and line that carries to a long, flavoursome finish of plums, spices and oak. This is a very rich, luscious and juicy Pinot Noir with spicy plum flavours, exotic oak, and considerable fine tannin structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 7-9+ years. 19.5/20 Dec 2014..."
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Eradus Awatere Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013


Gold Sydney Top 100 2016
91 Points Bob Campbell

"This lighter coloured wine has an aroma of liquorice and hazelnut and red berries coming through as well. It has a striking savoury tannin finish that carries the fruit very nicely. This is well done and with food it’s fruitful bright with compelling length and good liquorice character." Mark Robertson Top 100 Judge
"An excellent light crimson colour. Red fruits and stalky sappy aromas on the nose. A wonderfully complex palate of red fruits and vegetal notes. The food accentuated the lovely complexity in the wine." Ken Dobler Top 100 Judge
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Three Bridges Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


18/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple hues on the rim. The nose is softly rich and full with concentrated aromas of ripe blackcurrants, cassis liqueur and black berried fruits intermingling with layers of mint, liquorice and cedary oak nuances. Full-bodied, the palate is softly presented with layers of succulent blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours entwined with cassis, mint and cedary oak, with eucalypt elements, all harmoniously melded and integrated. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction providing significant structure, but allow the fruit richness to show. The tannins carry the wine to a dry, fine-textured, lingering finish with light and detailed flavours of cedar and mint. This is a softly full and layered, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of fine-grained structure and flowery grip. Match with roasted and grilled beef, lamb and venison over the next 7-9+ years. Fruit from the Barossa Valley fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in French and American oak. 18.0+/20 Feb 2016."
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Very little was allocated to New Zealand: Stocks are limited

Lime Rock Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013


New Release
From the outstanding 2013 this wine is deep, rich, loaded with savoury juice plum and dark berry fruit.
The 2009 version of this wine was excellent; the 2010 very good. This, the latest version might be the best yet. It will cellar for years and years. It is an absolute bargain.
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Mt Monster Limestone Coast Shiraz 2013


Gold 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
Gold 2014 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Silver 2014 Melbourne International Wine Competition
Silver 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition

"Rich purple colour. Ripe blackberry and plum nose, floral notes, satsuma plum and soft scented fruits. Subtle oak use adds complexity and provides structural framework whilst allowing primary Shiraz characters to shine through. Varietal fruit driven palate, with cherry/ berry fruit and spice flavours. Fine, soft tannins complement the spice/ berry flavours and provide support on a generous, mouthfilling finish... WinelistAustralia
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Il Mandorlo Salento Negroamaro 2014


5 Stars Wine Orbit
Viva Top Dozen Winter Wines 2016

"Wines from warmer climes have the ripeness that works well once the mercury drops, such as the supple and full bodied red from Italy’s sun-baked south. It excludes ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit, along with notes of dried fig and sweet spice, finishing with a fragrant flourish of tobacco and florals."
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Beso Central Valley Merlot 2014


Stunning Chilean Bargain.
4 Stars Wine Orbit.
They said....
"A crowd-pleasing style, the nicely fragrant bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, mixed spice, almond and dried herb characters, which led to a juicy palate that is lively and smooth. Medium-full, fruit-forward and very approachable, and offers excellent value for money..."
We totally agree. Think Brookfield’s Burnfoot; Beach House Reserve & Linden Estate from a very good year and this little beauty might just outpace them all. Yes, that good.
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Arriba Tempranillo 2014


This ultra-consistent Spanish red is a huge crowd please. Back to its five star form.
5 stars 93/100 Wine Orbit
, they said
"A good Tempranillo is about plump mouthfeel and upfront fruity flavours. And this delectable wine offers just that. Fragrant aromas of dark berry, clove, game, toasted almond and floral lead to a generously flavoured palate that offers excellent fruit richness. It is modern and satisfying, while offering subtle savoury notes."
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Box 1 Pinot


6 Spade Oak Voysey 2015 Gisborne Pinot Gris
6 Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
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Box 2 Shiraz


6 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2013
6 Rocland Chocolate Box Shiraz 2014
Elsewhere up to $335.88

Box 3 Chardonnay


8 Omaka Falveys Reserve 2014 Chardonnay
4 Palliser Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2015
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Box 4 Burgundy


6 Omaka Falveys Reserve 2014 Chardonnay
6 Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
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Box 5 Aussie Red


6 Ringbolt 2013 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
6 Rocland Chocolate Box Shiraz 2014
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