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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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Beach House Hawkes Bay 2017 Rose


4 Stars Michael Cooper's 2018 Wine Companion. He said...
"Delicious young, the 2017 vintage is bright pink, very fresh and lively. Medium bodied, it is a dry style (3grams of residual sugar), with vibrant strawberry, watermelon and spice flavours, finely balanced and lingering."
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Kahurangi Mt Arthur Reserve Riesling 2016


5 Stars Wine Orbit
Elegant, stylish with fragrant aromas of mandarin, white peach and flowers. Concentrated and focused with a subtle sweetness and an impressively long and flavoursome finish. This wines record speaks for its self. Lovely Riesling
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


New Vintage
Classical Marlborough with great passionfruit and capsicum characters racy acidity with a real morish element.
The perfect beach, BBQ, party wine.
Elsewhere up to $23.99
Box of 12 = $174.00

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 view it is very hard to get a really well balanced, deeply varietal 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 Frenchman and part of the winemaking team at Alpha Domus when they started 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.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

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
Elsewhere up to $30.99

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.
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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
Elsewhere up to $32.99

Chalk Hill McLaren Vale Luna Shiraz 2016


5 Stars James Haliday's Wine Companion 2018. He said...
"Includes a dash of barbera. Starts ticking the boxes with its bright colour, and continues to do so through the fragrant, gently spicy dark berry bouquet, thence the medium-bodied palate. It derives its quality through its freshness, the purity of its fruit flavours, and its supple mouthfeel."
Think $30 Shiraz at give away price. That Good, Yes.
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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.
ďLovely citrus aromas and a big malt backbone, in fact, big malt flavours and a deliciously drying, tannin-like bitterness.Ē - 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, itís black as tar, with an opulent roast and chocolate notes. But itís 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.

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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Pencarrow Martinborough Chardonnay 2016


17.5/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...
"Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, paler on the edge. The nose is moderately full and deep with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with citrus fruits, along with nutty oak and hints of flint and minerals. The aromatics have a steely freshness. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rounded but concentrated core of citrus fruits, white and yellow stonefruits, nutty oak and flint. Some creamy barrel-ferment and nuances of lemon-curd MLF add detail... This is an elegantly concentrated Chardonnay with citrus and stonefruit flavours complexed by nutty oak and flinty detail, on a fresh, lively palate..."
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Kakapo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


5 Stars Wine Orbit
Fragrances of summer herbs, gooseberry and passionfruit. A broad and elegant palate of fresh lime, spearmint and anise. A lovely drop, drinking at perfection. Delightful and charming, super now and over the next 12 months.
This is incredibly good buying. Serious Sauvignon for so very little.
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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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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

Champagne Delaplace NV 750 ml


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

Vilarnau NV Brut Reserva


Best Spanish Sparkling Wine Ů Vilarnau NV Vilarnau Brut Reserva
Regional Champions 2017
Best Cava Ů 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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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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Domain Road Bannockburn 2013 Pinot Noir


Blue Gold Top 100 Sydney International Wine Competition
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
95 points Cameron Douglas MS

"Dark, deep ruby-red colour...The nose is softly full with harmoniously melded aromas of dark red cherry and dark raspberry fruit, with subtle notes of dark plums, and a layering og thyme herbs with dark-red floral notes... Medium-bodied, the palate features lusciously succulent and juicy flavours of dark red cherry and dark raspberry fruit that form an elegantly proportioned core, unfolding thyme herb and floral detail. Fine-grained, supple tannins support ... This is a harmonious and succulent, supple, dark cherry and raspberry-fruited Pinot Noir with fine structure..."
Raymond Chan
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Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5/20. He said...
"...This has a gently full and elegantly voluminous nose with softly packed aromas of ripe dark-red and black berry and cherry fruit, unfolding subtle notes of violet florals and dark herbs from the core. The aromatics are elegant and beautifully ethereal. Medium-full bodied, the palate is lusciously rich and juicy with sweet flavours of dark-red berry and cherry fruit entwined with subtle nuances of dark herbs, unfolding fragrant violet and dark-red florals providing aromatic lift... The wine flows to a rich and succulent finish of aromatic dark-red fruits with herb nuances. This is a deliciously juicy Pinot Noir with sweet dark-red berry and cherry fruits along with herbal detail and fragrant florals on a fine-grained palate...4-5+ years... Aug 2017."
Over the Years this wine has been a stand out in the value for money/ quality stakes. It has numerous 5 Stars reviews, Gold Medals and won the Trophy for the Best Pinot Noir at The Air NZ Wine Show. It has a pedigree that makes it second to none in terms of its quality and value.
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Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


95 points 5 Stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit
95 points Tyson Stelzer Top 10 AU/NZ wines under $60

"Benchmark Menzies and quintessential Coonawarra cabernet of textbook varietal definition and exuberant, impeccably ripe appeal.
Itís lifted with rose petal fragrance and layered with juicy black- and redcurrants, set against a backdrop of tobacco, cigar box and
subtle dark chocolate oak. I love the acid poise and fine chalk mineral tannin texture of the finish - all hail the limestone terra rossa
of Coonawarra!"
Tyson Stelzer
Elsewhere up to $54.99

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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Chateau Haut Maginet Bordeaux 2014


Gold Conscours International 2015
60% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot dominant with a lovely palate sweetness wrapped around it's regional savoury core. A powerful nose with aromas of dark and red fruits, a pretty floral note, with hint of spice and sweet mint. These characters flow onto it's fleshy, round, supple and fruity palate. It has a long, fresh finish. If you love Bordeaux reds or would simply like to try a little charmer this one really does hit the spot at a price so, so kind to your wallet.
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Box 1 Wine for the Sun


5 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
4 Beach House Hawkes Bay 2017 Rose
3 Moutere Hills Nelson 2017 Pinot Gris
Elsewhere up to $271.88

Box 2 Shiraz Syrah


5 Chalk Hill McLaren Vale Luna Shiraz 2016
4 Maison Noire Hawkes Bay Syrah 2015
3 Rufus Stone Heathcote 2013 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $326.88

Box 3 Kiwi Classics


6 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
6 Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
Elsewhere up to $329.88

Box 4 Superb Summer Reds


4 Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
4 Maison Noire Hawkes Bay Syrah 2015
4 Chalk Hill McLaren Vale Luna Shiraz 2016
Elsewhere up to $327.88