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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.

Current wine special offers

Xanadu Margaret River Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$19.99

Gold Medal 95 points The Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016
Gold Margaret River Wine Show 2016
92 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2017

"The wine exhibits vibrant, characteristic aromas of ripe blackcurrants, berry fruits, and dark plums entwined with hints of spicy, toasty oak." - Winery.
Deep red with vibrant aromas of ripe blackcurrants, berry fruits, and dark plums entwined with hints of spicy, toasty oak.
A Lush, generous palate is packed full of forest fruits, cassis and chocolate characters. Full in body with attractive fleshy fruits supported by supple tannins, a solid acid backbone and a persistent berry fruit finish. Great now with a long future ahead of it. The perfect way to introduce yourself to a super Western Australian Cabernet. From a... 5 Star Winery James Halliday. Meaning: Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.

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Tinpot Hut Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016

$18.99

Elite Gold Air New Zealand Wine Show 2016. They said...
"It’s inviting and fragrant with stone fruits and pears with a lovely floral lift. A highly enjoyable, refreshing style."
"Elegance in a glass" Sommelier Awards, UK
Made in a dry style wine with fresh pear, white peach and spice notes.
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Little Yering Yarra Valley 2012 Shiraz Viognier

$19.99

Made by the Famous Yering Station.
The Oddbins Take
"We are into this wine. In fact we couldn’t be more into it if we were Clark Gable locking lips with Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind. Maybe we ought to propose that the producers rename it Gone With the Wine. Good idea? Answers on a postcard. So, our review of Gone With the Wine reads thus: the flavours are lustrous; beautifully perched at tip of the ripeness branch, just before the branch begins to bend, with spicy notes of mango providing a wonderful supporting role to the starring plum and blackberry fruit. Five stars."
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Tinpot Hut Marlborough 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

$18.99

Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2017. They said...
"Pale lemon. The bouquet opens with aromas of fresh cut grass and lemon. Medium body, supple with moderate intensity notes of citrus and nectarine leading to a medium length finish. With food the wine appears more herbaceous and the acidity comes to the fore." Andrea Pritzker Top 100 Judge
"Light straw green colour. Elegant nose with passionfruit and fresh herbal notes. Wonderfully fresh primary fruit on the palate. Food accentuates the lovely fruit notes." Dr Ken Dobler Top 100 Judge
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Mt Langi Cliff Edge Shiraz 2014

$29.99

95 Points 5 Stars James Halliday Wine Companion 2017. He said...
"Small batches variously open-fermented, plunged, a portion of whole bunches, some pigeage, matured in French oak (20% new) for 15 months. An immaculately balanced and structured wine, effortless in its medium-bodied guise, delivering juicy red fruits, cedar and spice on a bed of feathery tannins."
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Mosswood Ribbon Vale Margaret River 2012 Cabernet Merlot

$38.99

96/100 5 Stars James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Deep crimson purple; a rich, complex, medium bodied wine, the bouquet and palate saturated with cassis, redcurrant and plum, exemplary tannin and oak management...Will develop superbly over many years to come.....$60." J Halliday
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Thorn-Clarke Barossa Sandpiper 2015 Shiraz 750ml

$16.99

Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2017
4.5 Stars Top of Category Winestate Magazine

"Pure and attractive. Deep colour. A complex wine. Rich and concentrated wine. Excellent length and persistence..." Warren Gibson Top 100
"Fresh, bright and lifted with ripe black fruits and sweet spice. A supple and light fruit-focused wine with pure fruit and an appealing freshness." Jo Burzynska Top 100
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Monowai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

$15.99

4 Stars Raymond Chan WineReviews. He said...
"Bright, even, straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues. The bouquet is refreshingly bright and elegantly penetrating with aromas of citrus fruits along with spicy, nutty oak melded with creamy barrel-ferment elements and lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF. The aromatics are youthful and steely-fresh with cut. Dry and medium-full bodied, the palate is crisp, fresh and zesty with racy acidity alongside bright citrus fruit flavours. Layers of mealy, nutty and spicy oak show with creamy barrel work and butterscotch MLF. The mouthfeel has tension and energy and the palate flows along a fine, dry-textured line that leads to a bracing finish with citrus and nutty flavours. This is a crisp, steely, refreshing Chardonnay with citrussy fruit and creamy oak."
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Case = $180.00

Eradus Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$18.99

Gold Sydney Top 100 2017
In the last nine vintages, the Eradus Sauvignon Blanc has claimed over 30 gold medals or five star ratings. Which just goes to show that something is going very right at this winery. This is a racy, zingy, explosive number which is just plain delicious. Tropical fruit, citrus, gooseberry and a hint of tomato stalk combine to make this a taste treat.
It is an Awatere regional statement. A Huge Primo Vino Hit every year.
Highly, highly recommended.

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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$14.99

An old favourite is back in outstanding form. How they have made a wine so good that costs so little is amazing. Everyone who has tried it to date has loved it. It has the intensity, class and depth of a wine in the $20 to $25 price bracket.
Loaded with intense passionfruit, lime and red capsicum spectrum flavours. Super acid balance and a “we need another glass” factor.
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Case = $168.00

Eradus Single Vineyard Awatere Valley 2015 Pinot Gris

$18.99

Gold Bragato Wine Awards 2016
4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit
Major US wine magazine 'Wine Enthusiast' gave them a totally flattering review, saying

"one of New Zealand’s best white wine producers".
A nose of white peach, pears and stonefruits which flows onto a rich, smooth, and zingy palate. Slightly drier in style than many, it really does fit into a great groove which many find extremely appealing.
This wine has the complexity to be great with food and the elegance to be served anytime.
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Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014

$15.99

4 Stars 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
If you enjoy lush, medium styled wine, loaded with fruit flavours, this wine is for you. The 'Best Bargain' of this style in an age.
"Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with pale green hues on the edge. The nose is finely concentrated with aromas of white and rose-petal florals interwoven with stonefruits, spices and minerals. This is clearly youthful and has the potential to blossom. Medium-dry to taste and fullish-bodied, the fruit is restrained but shows a concentrated heart with rose-petal florals, spices and honey. The palate is well-proportioned with a subtle oiliness of texture and good fruit richness. This has good linearity and flow, the soft acidity providing energy. The wine reveals attractive musk notes and the flavours lead to a soft-textured, lingering, rich finish. Restrained in flavour at present, this medium-dry Gewurztraminer has the richness to develop over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit, 50% WBP and fermented to 14.2% alc. and 14 g/L RS."
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Six Pack Price $93.00

Tyrell's Hunter Valley 2015 Semillon

$21.99

5 Stars Wine Orbit
An excellent example of single varietal Semillon. Aromatic stone fruit with peach, nectarine, grapefruit rind, honeysuckle. A lovely toastiness in an elegant and medium bodied frame with elements of richness or creaminess. A great acid balance helps the sweeter fruit tones shine.
Has a toasted smell. A little bit of acidity and tartness. Has a waxy consistency. Might pair nicely with ceviche
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Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV

$69.99

Trophy Champion Champagne & Methode Traditionelle NZ International Wine Show 2016
5 Stars Number 2; Best Non Rose Champagne Cuisine Champagne Tasting 2016

"Tantalising aromas of freshly baked crusty lemon friands and beautifully refined rich, complex, spicy, zesty, toasty flavours with hints of marmite and slivers of bubbly deliciousness." NZIWS 2016
The other Golds at NZIWS included Bollinger Special Cuvee NV, Louis Roederer NV & Vintage 2008, Piper Heidsieck and Billecart-Salmon. Just to name a few. Lots of other famous names weren't in the Golden ranks.
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Johanneshof Cellars Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008

$33.99

5 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver Medal Champagne & Sparkling World Championships 2015
4 Stars M Cooper
4 Stars Raymond Chan

"Made in the traditional Champagne method, this Chardonnay based sparkling wine is made solely from hand harvested grapes. After the secondary fermentation in the bottle, the wine was left on its lees for six years until disgorging this year.
The delicate floral nose leads to an elegant palate of citrus and stonefruit characters. The long lees contact has generated nutty and toasty flavours with very fine beads. The texture is smooth and creamy with a lasting dry finish."
Johanneshof
This Sparkling is simply lovely now. Bottle age has done a masterful treat and we now have a beautifully mature, elegant, complex and highly attractive wine. A Real Star.
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Cosmos NV Methode Traditionelle

$23.99

Rare & stunning packaging. Yvonne Lorkin wrote...
"All life begins with a bang," says winemaker John Thorpe on the back label of this fun, Gisborne-grown sparkler. It was aged for just over two years in bottle after tirage. Scented with soft lemon, breadcrust and yellow plum, it also boasts tangy citrus pith, nutty notes and creamy complexity on the finish."
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You are able to buy 6 get 7 on the following four wines. Or mix them up - the 7th wine will be the value of the least expensive bottle purchased.
Cosmos NV Methode Traditionelle
Eclipse NV Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionelle
River Retreat NV Brut by Trentham Estate
Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc NV


Eclipse NV Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionelle

$24.99

Sparkling Find of the 2016 Summer
"This classically styled Methode Traditionnelle was made from hand-picked Chardonnay fruit from the famed Kawatiri Vineyard in Gisborne. It displays aromatic characters of brioche, with a clean floral lift that gives way to lemon and grapefruit on the palate. An elegant wine for all occasions."
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You are able to buy 6 get 7 on the following four wines. Or mix them up - the 7th wine will be the value of the least expensive bottle purchased.
Cosmos NV Methode Traditionelle
Eclipse NV Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionelle
River Retreat NV Brut by Trentham Estate
Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc

Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc NV

$18.99

Silver Global Sparkling Wine Masters by the Drinks Business
Silver Global Chardonnay Wine Masters by the Drinks Business

Melon and brioche aromas with a biscuity nectarine finish. Full, nutty, yeasty, dry, distinctively Chardonnay, this Blanc de Blanc will partner well with food or just to celebrate!
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You are able to buy 6 get 7 on the following four wines. Or mix them up - the 7th wine will be the value of the least expensive bottle purchased.
Cosmos NV Methode Traditionelle
Eclipse NV Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionelle
River Retreat NV Brut by Trentham Estate
Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc NV

Mt Monster NV Sparkling Brut

$16.99

Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 93 points
Wine State Magazine Nov Top 40 Best Buys
4 Stars Wine State.
They said...
“Fizzy fresh fragrances of spicy fruits. Vibrant, persistent pear/apple flavours. Very refreshing wine with tight acidity. Has elegance and finesse.”
Incredibly good buying in a super package.
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River Retreat NV Brut

$15.99

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 names 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!
Elsewhere up to $19.99

You are able to buy 6 get 7 on the following four wines. Or mix them up - the 7th wine will be the value of the least expensive bottle purchased.
Cosmos NV Methode Traditionelle
Eclipse NV Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionelle
River Retreat NV Brut by Trentham Estate
Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc NV

Alexandra Wine Company Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

$24.99

4 Stars Wine State
4 Stars Michael Cooper Wine Companion 2016.
He said...
"The 2013 vintage (4 Stars) was matured in French oak casks (30 per cent new). A fragrant, ruby-hued, mouthfilling red, it has ripe plum/spice flavours, a hint of dried herbs, and savoury, earthy notes adding complexity."
This vintage is up there with the very very best under this label. It is a stunner.
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Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2014

$19.99

A new release of this favourite Shiraz
5 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said
"Dark ruby-red colour with purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned, with intense and penetrating aromas of black berried fruits entwined with black pepper, notes of spice, earth and minerals, along with nuances of piquant dark herbs and complexing, fragrant, toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is finely presented with well-concentrated and intense flavours of black berried fruits entwined with black pepper, notes of spice, black minerals and toasty oak. The fruit forms a fine and tightly bound core with supple, satiny tannins, and the wine flows smoothly with ripe, integrated acidity emerging to add to a long and sustained, vibrant finish... Match with roast lamb, beef and venison, and with semi-hard cheeses over the next 5-6 years..."
In our view one of the best Shiraz under this label in many years.
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Wirra Wirra McLaren Vale Catapult Shiraz 2015

$18.99

Gold Medal 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Gold Medal 2016 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Silver Medal 2016 Sydney Royal Wine Show
5 Stars Top 100 Wines of 2016 95 Points James Halliday. He said...

"This shiraz is from the big boys’ school, armed to the teeth with black fruits, bitter chocolate and tannins, lined up with military precision. It is medium to full-bodied, and a dead-set red for prolonged cellaring, its balance ensuring it’ll hit the target far into the future." James Halliday
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Curious SE Australia Shiraz 2015

$15.99

Best Value Buys Wine State September 2016. They said...
"Subdued nose; hints of berries and oak with a respectable amount of dark fruits on the long warm palate. Good drink"
A rich, complex wine with mouth filling flavours of ripe plums, chocolate and spice, with a hint of toasty oak.
It is drinking superbly, beautifully balanced and offers superb value. Every Year has been a huge hit. This one is up there with the very best.
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Galway Pipe Grand Tawny 12 year

$42.99

Best in Show Trophy 'Sweet Fortified International' Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014.
Gold NZ International Wine Competition 2013 2014 & 2015
Gold London International Wine Challenge 2015
Gold Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015
Double Gold San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
93/100 James Halliday Wine companion 2015,
he said...
"Excellent intensity. Sweet raisiny flavour, modest amount of rancio character, highlights of spice, orange, nuts. Acidity in good measure. Gold medal winner San Francisco Wine Show '13 and not a bad call."
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Box 1 TMT

$215.88

4 Tinpot Hut 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
4 Monowai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014
4 Tinpot Hut Pinot Gris Marlborough 2016
Elsewhere up to $295.88

Box 2 Shiraz Three Times

$227.88

4 Thorn-Clarke Barossa Sandpiper Shiraz 2015
4 Little Yering Yarra Valley 2012 Shiraz Viognier
4 Xanadu Margaret River Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Elsewhere up to $331.88

Box 3 Going Potty

$227.88

6 Tinpot Hut 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
6 Tinpot Hut Pinot Gris Marlborough 2016
Elsewhere up to $311.88

Box 4 Out East; Back West

$247.88

4 Thorn-Clarke Barossa Sandpiper Shiraz 2015
3 Little Yering Yarra Valley 2012 Shiraz Viognier
3 Xanadu Margaret River Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
2 Moss Wood Amy's 2014
Elsewhere up to $372.88

Box 5 Bordeaux Out West Nine of The Best

$247.91

4 Xanadu Margaret River Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
3 Moss Wood Amy's 2014
2 Mosswood Ribbon Vale Margaret River 2012 Cabernet Merlot
Elsewhere up to $389.91