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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

Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


Blue Gold & Top 100 Sydney International Wineshow 2016
"Deep purple with purple hues. Perfumed on the nose with aromas of plum, cherry and violets, with hints of mushroom, leather and spice. Sweet red and black cherry flavours show on the palate together with savoury mushroom and tobacco. A medium bodied, complex wine which has ample fine grained, mouth coating tannin and a long lingering finish."
Year after year this wine is a Gold Medal or 5 Star Winner it really is the goods
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Domain Road Central Otago 2016 Rose


Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
Rating Excellent to outstanding: Mark Henderson ODT wine reviews.
Gold Royal Easter Show 2017

"Quite juicy nose, bright and lifted, peaches and cream with strawberries, developing rose petals over time. Powerful yet nicely balanced palate full of summer fruits, with lovely mouthfeel and chewiness (in a nice way). A lip-smacking quality and excellent finish. Delectably moreish."
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Giordano Puglia Primitivo di Manduria Reserva 2014


98/100 Luca Maroni (italy)
5 Stars 94 points Wine Orbit

“Absolutely in a class of its own; the best Italian red of the year. A majestic fruity consistency that is stupendously harmonious to the senses, and with an aroma that has no faults or deficiencies. A masterpiece of wine growing and making, that celebrates with its appealing hints of minty blackberry jam, the natural expertise and techniques of this winemaker. Congratulations!” Luca Maroni
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Moutere Hills Nelson 2017 Pinot Gris


The 2015 version of this was a real crowd favourite. The 2017 is back to that lovely style, off-dry with aromas of pear and stone-fruits. A clean and crisp palate with flavours of white nectarine and pear. Lightly oaked with a luscious full-bodied mouth-feel and long finish.
A Real gem.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV


Super Classic Status Michael Cooper's 2018 Wine Companion
5 Stars Top 5 Cuisine 2017 Sparkling Tasting. They said...

"Nautilius is another star in the Marlborough sparkling galaxy. Lemon characters, laced with bready complexity, come through on a dry, refreshing palate. There is a lightness and elegance to this wine, which carries to a lenghty finish..."
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Champange Bollinger Special CuvČe NV


The Fact Sheet from Bollinger:
The Bollinger style: density and subtlety
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
The Wine: Special CuvČe is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for 5 to 15 years.
Maturation: cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Dosage: moderate, 8 to 9 grams per liter.
Our View: iconic Champagne known for its powerful style and sophistication. A Legend in its own time.
Elsewhere up to $129.99
Comes with Gift Box
This in an indent special it closes 2pm Thursday 14 December

Earthworks Barossa Shiraz 2016


5 Stars WineOrbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan WineReviews

"A lovely comforting shiraz, the inviting nose shows dark fruit, chocolate, mixed spice and toasted hazelnut characters with hints of game and dried flowers. The palate is immediately appealing with juicy fruit intensity and velvety texture, wonderfully complemented by delectable fruit flavours and elegant savoury complexity..."
5 Stars Primo Vino for Value at Our Super Price
This wine seems the perfect mix of Australian juiciness and power and Kiwi Syrah bright spicy fruit characters. Incredible value. Last time promoted it walked itself out of the door.
Elsewhere up to $22.99

Nautilus Marlborough 2016 Chardonnay


A contender for Chardonnay of the Year. Simply Stunning
5 Stars & 19.0/20 Raymond Chan, July 2017
95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2017

Clive Jones and the team at Nautilus take a lot of pride in their Chardonnay and the past few vintages have been outstanding. This new release 2016 may be the best yet. To get the best from the wine we'd recommend cellaring for 3-5 years. It really is worth doing this.
"Bright, pale straw-yellow colour. The nose is softly presented showing real depth and concentration of white and yellow stonefruits in a flinty amalgam with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak. The palate is full-bodied and possesses presence, the flavours showing stylish restraint, but undeniable concentration and richness, with stonefruits and citrus fruits, mealy detail and layers of flinty complexity, along with creamy and nutty oak... This is deliciously rich, complex and has proportion and style. Outstanding wine..." Raymond Chan
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Beach House Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016


Silver Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2017
4 Stars Michael Cooper's Wine Companion 2018.

"Enjoyable young, the 2016 vintage was hand-harvested from four sites...barrel-fermented and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light lemon/green with a fragrant, slightly buttery bouquet. It is weighty with rich peachy flavours, showing good complexity and a creamy-smooth finish. Drink now or cellar."
Year after year this super wine is an absolute winner. The 2016 is no exception. In fact it might be one of the very best yet. Bright citrus fruit, mealy complexity and wonderfully approachable very early, it has the ability to age for a very long time. 2016 was a super Hawkes Bay vintage and it shows in this wine.
When first tasted this wine with the Beach House Reserve Chardonnay's: The Levels and The Track from 2016 we were impressed with its quality,it was right up their with the big brothers that sell for over $30.00. This wine is extremely classy and will reward cellaring.
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Two Riedel Veritas White Glasses + Nautilus The Paper Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


94 Points Ranked #31 of 138, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough. Bob Campbell MW September 2017
96 Points 5 Stars Wine Orbit. September 2017

Get $40 off Two Riedel Veritas White wine glasses plus a bottle of the 5 Star Limited Release Small Batch Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Free
Coming in a brilliant superb presentation box it is a Superb Gift. The whole package is worth $169.99 Save $80.00 Offer avaiable While stocks last

Bootleg Brewery Apehanger IPA


Trophy & Gold 2017 Brewers Awards A tropical India pale ale with a full almost spicy mouthfeel, super well balance with a real X Factor
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Bootleg Brewery Blindmule APA


Hoppy, like Trump; Smooth like Melania; Rich like the Towers. This is a Great American Pale Ale with shades of Hamilton laced through it.
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Emersons Vertumnus U.S Hopped Pilsner


5 Stars
Silver 2017 Brewers Guild Awards

Bursting with sassy, flavoursome US hops, Vertumnus is dry-hopped to deliver a bitter, crisp and slightly stronger-than-usual Pilsner. A New Zealand-made, American-style beer. - Brewery.
“Lovely citrus aromas and a big malt backbone, in fact, big malt flavours and a deliciously drying, tannin-like bitterness.” - Andrew Childs (Behemoth Brewing)
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Emerson's Phantom Lord Hopped Stout


Phantom Lord is the offspring of somewhat confused parentage. In the way of stouts, it’s black as tar, with an opulent roast and chocolate notes. But it’s hopped like an American Style Pale Ale. Then fermented with English Ale yeast. All of which results in a splendidly complex array of deep, satisfying maltiness balanced with a fruity, resinous hop aroma and flavour." - Brewery
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Bootleg Brewery Crate


3x Bootleg Brewery Apehanger IPA
Trophy & Gold 2017 Brewers Awards.
3x Bootleg Brewery Blindmule APA.
Comes in a cool wooden carry crate with attached bottle opener.

Emersons Mixed 6pk


Mixed 330ml Featuring:
1x Pilsner
1x 1812 IPA
1x Daredevil Red IPA
1x London Porter
1x Bird Dog IPA
1x Bookbinder Session Ale

Vilarnau NV Brut Reserva


Best Spanish Sparkling Wine ń Vilarnau NV Vilarnau Brut Reserva
Regional Champions 2017
Best Cava ń Vilarnau NV Vilarnau Brut Reserva

This wine is an absolute stunner. It has the grace, power beautifully balanced charm of Top Champagne for a fraction of the price. If you like any dry Sparkling you'll love this delightful charmer. For Dry Prosecco fans this Sparkling is an absolute must.
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Champagne Delaplace NV


Gold NZIWS 2016 & 2017. They said...
"A richly flavoured opulent yet mellow Champagne with fine bubbles and lemonade tingles, touches of marmite, toasted baguette and a dazzling vibrant and long powerful finish." NZIWS 2017
A fabulous Champagne at an incredible price; that isn't in a Supermarket near you.
Elsewhere up to $56.99

Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV


5 Stars Top 10 Cuisine Champagne Tasting 2016 & 2017
Trophy Best Champion NZ International Wine Show 2016

"The Ayala Champagne house (which is owned by Bollinger) has been hitting its straps over recent years. This release has terrific drive and life, with apple and fresh linen aromas and a lingering persistence in the mouth. As with all fine Champagne, it manages to be both imposing and elegant." Cuisine 2017
Elsewhere up to $79.99

Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


An Amazing Wine, Brilliant Value. From the 2016, a great time to stock up with the 2017 wines on the way.
A 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 flavours. Super acid balance and a we need another glass factor.
One of our best Sellers ever.
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Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2016


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2017. They said...
"Concentrated, almost luscious, with pear drop, beeswax and flower blossom aromas and orange curd infusing the tropical fruit taste with underlying flint fresh apple acidity."
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Marc Bredif Loire Classic Vouvray 2016


From the home of Chenin Blanc comes this new release Marc Bredif wine.
Known as one of the best wines to come out of the region this one from the 2016 is a super follow on from the excellent 2015. The classic elements of the variety are all here: hints of pineapple and honey suckle in its youth; expressive body and racy acidity. It is made for the long term yet is highly approachable now. Winespectator from the US commented " It would seem American consumers are catching on to the Loire's value and quality. With the bounty of the 2015 and 2016 vintages on offer, it's no wonder."
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Maison Noire Hawkes Bay Syrah 2015


4 Stars Michael Cooper
4 Stars Raymond Chan

"Grown in the Gimblett Gravels, the deeply coloured 2015 vintage (4*) was matured for 16 months in French oak barrels (30 per cent new.) Floral, mouthfilling and supple, it has good concentration of plum and black pepper flavours, fresh but not high acidity and gentle tannins. Still very youthful, it's well worth cellaring to 2019+."
In our review it is very hard to get a really well balanced, deeply variatal smooth Syrah from the Hawkes Bay that does make your wallet cry. This is such a wine. A Huge hit at our Maison Noire tasting. Gulliame Thomas, is a french man and part of the winemaking team at Alpha Domus when they stsarted making the Barnstormer Syrah, it too , is a great Syrah whose price has steady increased.
This wine is in the same league, just a fraction of the price.
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Rufus Stone Heathcote 2013 Shiraz


Gold 95 Points Royal Melbourne Show
Gold - John Lehman (Daily Telegraph)
91 Points Gary Walsh (
93 Points Huon Hooke ( He said...

"Very deep dark red/ruby colour, rich ripe black fruit aromas, with subtle, deftly handled oak. The wine is full bodied and ample, with abundant tannin in good balance; long firm finish, with a minerally quality which lingers."
"This Heathcote beauty finds the sweet spot, combining generous dark fruits with savoury excellence. Worth every cent of the $25 price tag."
John Lehman
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D'Arenberg McLaren Vale The Footbolt Shiraz 2015


Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
91 Pts Steve Leszczynski QWine
91 Pts Peter Chapman Toowoomba Chronicle
90 Pts Gary Walsh The Wine Front.

"Good solid regional Shiraz. Black fruits, cut flowers and polished leather ,aniseed and briar. Full bodied, good density and chew to the thick tannin, a core of black fruits, dark chocolate on a pretty long finish. Rock solid. " Gary Walsh The Wine Front
"There's plenty of oomph. Black fruit, dark chocolate, licorice and tilled black earth. Sift a little deeper and there's some prettier fruit in the form of blueberries. A consistent plummy drive motors along in this medium to full bodied red aimed to satisfy. Drink now to ten years." Steve Leszczynski QWine
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Box 1 French In Style or Influence


4 Marc Bredif Loire Classic Vouvray 2016
4 Maison Noire Hawkes Bay Syrah 2015
4 Chateau Haut Maginet Bordeaux 2014
Elsewhere up to $351.88

Box 2 The Great Kiwi Whites


4 Beach House Selection 2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
4 Moutere Hills Nelson 2017 Pinot Gris
4 Nautilus Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2016
Elsewhere up to $351.88

Box 3 This Week's Hop & Vine


3 Beach House Selection 2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
3 Moutere Hills Nelson 2017 Pinot Gris
3 Maison Noire Hawkes Bay Syrah 2015
2 Emersons Vertumnus U.S Hopped Pilsner
2 Emerson's Phantom Lord Hopped Stout
Elsewhere up to $277.87

Box 4 Nautilus All Glass


4 Nautilus Estate Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV
1 Nautilus The Paper Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 with 2 Riedel Glasses
4 Nautilus Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2016
Elsewhere up to $493.91

Box 5 Shiraz Syrah No Other Name


5 Earthworks Barossa 2016 Shiraz
4 Maison Noire Hawkes Bay Syrah 2015
3 Rufus Stone Heathcote 2013 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $321.88

Box 6 Shake it Up


3 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Moutere Hills Nelson 2017 Pinot Gris
3 Chateau Haut Maginet Bordeaux 2014
3 Earthworks Barossa 2016 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $281.88