Calling Hawke’s Bay wine lovers …
Mark September the 17th if you’re in Welli or the 24th if you’re in Auckland in your calendar because the best of Hawke’s Bay wine is coming to town to showcase their stellar wines including many 2015 releases. Read More
A lot of you would like to expand your knowledge about wine, taste something different or just organise a night out with friends.
Auckland offers a multitude of different tasting options on a monthly basis that you can subscribe to and get your wine geek on. Read More
To drink wine well doesn’t require a whole heap of instruction. To start to understand and appreciate the nuances – that requires a bit more in the experience, consideration and guidance departments. Read More
18 of Waiheke Island’s top wineries showcase more than 90 artisan wines under one roof in Auckland on Monday the 12th of October at the Sofitel. Read More
Be in to WIN a double pass (valued at $50) to Wine AKL, on 14/15 August at Shed 10!
To enter, simply head over to our Instagram feed @sipnzwine and leave a comment on the image below with whom you’d like to go.
Competition ends on 12/8 at 2pm. Winner will be notified via Instagram.
The organisers call it “the wine buff’s ultimate day out” and with wines from over 80 wineries on offer you’ll certainly be able to give your palate a workout.
Catch-up with international wine experts including Nick Stock (AUS), Jorge Nunes (Portugal) Bob Campbell MW (NZ) and Yvonne Lorkin (NZ) and attend one of the free Wine 101 talks and 20 minute tastings by a wine expert from one of Auckland’s top central city restaurants including The Grove, Clooney, MASU, Monsoon Poon and Wine Chambers – all included in the ticket price.
And if you’re an aspiring or already well-educated wine geek you can book a 40 min Masterclass and hang out with the wine gurus in the Connoisseur Lounge.
Where: Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Quay Street, Auckland
When: Friday 14 August, 5pm – 8.30pm & Saturday 15 August, 12pm – 3.30pm and 4.30pm – 8pm
$$$: Advance sales $25, door sales $30 – including a tasting glass, your first 5 tastings and a wine guide.
Tickets: available from iTicket
Click here to find out more.
See you there!
June 2 – July 21 (8 Tuesday nights)
The Essentials of Cooking Fine Food at Home
6-9:30pm at the NZ School of Food and Wine | $795
Through a well-structured programme, you will be able to develop skills to make you a confident cook in your own kitchen. The recipes are fast, classic and interesting.
To book call 09 3777 961 or send an email to [email protected]
Dine with Dish: Crossroads with Josh Emett
6:30pm at Ostro Brasserie and Bar | $125
Don’t miss the chance to experience a four course menu designed by Josh Emett, matched with a selection of Crossroads wines. 2015 marks Crossroads’ 25th anniversary, and to celebrate they are releasing an exclusive Syrah that evening at Ostro Brasserie and Bar.
To book phone 09 302 9888 or send an email to [email protected]
Hot Red Hawke’s Bay
6-9pm at the Maritime Room | $40
Hawkes Bay is one of NZ’s hidden gems with some truely outstanding wines. Enjoy an evening speaking with inspirational winemakers while tasting over 270 Hawke’s Bay wines, including many 2014 releases – a night not to be missed!
To book visit www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/hot-red-hawkes-bay/auckland
Metro Top 100 Wines for Winter
5:30-7:30pm at Glengarry Victoria Park | $35
Join Metro editor Simon Wilson, chief wine judge Paul Tudor MW and other Metro judges, as well as winemakers from around the country, to experience the Metro 100 Wines for Winter. The ticket price includes tastings of the Metro Top 100 Wines for Winter, accompanying food, the latest issue of Metro, a tasting note pad and live music.
To book call 0800 733 505.
Boutique Wine Fair
11:30am-7:30pm at Imperial Lanes, Fort Street | $39 + masterclass
The best boutique vineyards from around New Zealand will be showcasing over 200 wines, creating one of the most unique cellar door experiences in this country’s wine history.
Event attendees will be able to explore wines from different regions, enjoy fantastic food and wine pairings, great live music and participate in blind tasting seminars.
To book visit www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/new-zealand-boutique-wine-festival-2015/auckland
Ostro & Viva’s Dinner and a Show, featuring Hollie Smith
Ostro Brasserie and Bar | $150 or $25 for the Terrace show only
It’s called Dinner and a Show, but there’s a little bit more to it than that. For a start it’s an evening of two halves – a 3 course dinner and the first part of the show in Ostro Brasserie followed by a second part of the show on Ostro’s City Terrace.
To book call +64 9 302 9888 or send an email to [email protected]
2013 Craggy Range Prestige Collection Release Dinner with the Fine Wine Delivery Co.
6:15-8:30pm at the Fine Wine Delivery Co. | $75
The wines for the evening will be: Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2014 on arrival; followed by Aroha 2013, Le Sol 2013, Sophia 2013 and Sophia 2006 accompanied by a Michelin-style menu prepared by Philip Reynolds, former chef at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant L’Escargot!
To book visit www.finewinedelivery.co.nz.
First Glass Tasting: Cuisine Shiraz line-up
7pm at First Glass | $15
Includes N.Z. Syrah. We know the wines – there are some crackers. These tastings are hosted, informal, seated tastings with hosts including Kingsley Wood, Andrew Rawlins & Wine Orbit’s Sam Kim, or on occasions, visiting winemakers & Masters of Wine. Most of the time the wines are tasted blind.
To book visit www.firstglass.co.nz/wine-tastings.
Dine with Dish: Church Road Grand Reserve Wines and Clooney Restaurant
6:30pm at the Clooney Restaurant | $125
The Church Road Grand Reserve wines will be matched with a special four course menu that is classic yet undeniably modern created by the team at Clooney led by Chef Des Harris.
To book phone 093581702 or visit www.dish.co.nz/whats-on/event/2015/5/dine-dish-and-church-road.