I’m excited to see Montana back on the shelves here in New Zealand. Although I wasn’t brought up with this iconic kiwi wine brand which was originally founded in 1934, I certainly remember the public outcry when it had to take a step back for Brancott Estate in 2010.Read More
1,274 wines from 176 producers have been entered into the popular New World Wine Awards this year and we’d love to share 3 must-sips from the Top 50 with you today.Read More
Winter has well and truly arrived! Now is the best time to cosy-up on the couch with a glass of delicious wine in hand. Put your phone down, switch-off the telly and savour these stunning sips.
Here are 5 heart and soul warming wines you must try this winter…Read More
Winter is here! Grab a blanket, cosy-up on the couch with a bowl of warming soup, a good movie or podcast and of course, a glass of delicious wine.Read More
NZ Rosé Day is just around the corner and to make sure you’re not only sipping but also chatting in style we’ve put together a Rosé Q&A for you.Read More
We understand, trying new wines at special occasions can be somewhat daunting, especially if your guests love their vino.
We challenge you to mix it up a bit this Christmas with these 5 Must-Sip Wines that will not only please your guests’ palate but also encourage you to explore new varietals and styles this summer.
Spencer Hill Reserve Fumé Sauvignon Blanc
Time to explore, get adventurous and see new sights. This wine offers a new take on the emblematic Sauvignon Blanc.
So venture a bit to the region of Nelson for this lightly oaked, honey laced Sauvignon Blanc that is in full bloom. Tropical with vanilla and honey and that distinct Sauv Blanc nose, this will be sure to please all Savvy lovers on your list.
Find out more about this Fumé here: https://buff.ly/2BdhC4j
The Hunting Lodge Albariño
A heavy hitter with round luscious flavours, aromatic perfume and a cool all around character.
Well dressed in beautiful packaging, you will want to make friends with this wine this holiday season.
Find out more about this wine here: https://buff.ly/2RIEUpu
The holidays are all about giving, so not only can you give a bottle of this from wine away you can also support a small local winery from the Patutahi Plateau in Gisborne who is fairly new to the game.
Soft and delicate, from the colour to the label on the bottle, this 100% Merlot Rosé entices you to branch out, and try a little bit pinkly different.
Find out more about this wine here: https://buff.ly/2Ea0Ohp
Te Kano Blanc de Noir
You like Pinot, it’s summer… you have a new wine to try! This wine has a lot of structure like a Pinot but is refreshing and simple to drink.
Pair it with some delectable blue cheese and crackers and your deck will soon be calling you to put up your feet.
Find out more about this festive Sip here: https://buff.ly/2Edmp8C
Leveret IQ Rosé
Bubbles make everyone happy and this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser. A beautiful blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier it is full of strawberries and cream dusted with rose petals.
Round in the mouth and perfect for that holiday toast that you know you have to do… get out the cheeses, appetisers and Christmas cheer and it will feel a lot like Christmas!
Found out more about these festive bubbles here: https://buff.ly/2ASwFQr
Everyone has at least one of those “hard to buy for” people on their Christmas present list and if they’re a wine geek, it’s even harder as you don’t want to end up buying a bad bottle of wine or gadget that they already own. That’s why our second Sipmas Gift Guide is the Wine Geek Edit including 5 fail-proof gift ideas.