Tag Archives: New Zealand

Man O War Dreadnought Syrah 2008, Waiheke Island, NZ

AUD$46 from PWS. The current vintage is 2010, and this is one of the bottles I had kept aside. Intense black ruby purple colour. A developing forward nose that is ripe with blackberries, mulberries and earthy spice. Dry, med+ – … Continue reading

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Millton Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2011, Gisborne, New Zealand

AUD$25 from Cloudwine. An excellent recommendation from Cloudwine. Very disappointed on missing out on the 1929 Vouvray, and while this doesn’t come close to a substitute, it easily did the job of washing down my dinner of Thai vermicelli seafood … Continue reading

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Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta IPA, Wellington, NZ

$8/btl from Prince Wine Store Essendon. This highly floral IPA won the People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPuler. Copper amber colour and pours a thick head. There was some residue at the bottom of my bottle, … Continue reading

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NZ in a glass – Melbourne

Every year, a sizeable contingent of NZ wineries take a little trip onto Australian shores to show off their wines. It should be well-regarded that the time of NZ being strictly associated with standardised Sauvignon Blancs is over. But that … Continue reading

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