Whitecliff Chardonnay 2010, $10
How good is this wine? It's an absolute cracker that's packed with tropical tastiness and lovely, fresh, full-bodied drinkability. Fruity, tangy and fantastic value. Widely available.
Sawmill Brewing Company Pale Ale 500ml, $9
Persistent, creamy foam and intense hoppy, herbaceous aromas lead to a vibrantly clean, tangy mouthfeel and make for a great beer. It's cheek-suckingly crisp and perfect for these autumn afternoons. www.sawmillbrewery.co.nz
Craggy Range Te Kahu 2010, $26
Merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec knit together here to produce a seriously succulent, sexy wine that oozes cocoa, iodine, campfire wood, black fruit and spicy, medicinal notes. It's deliciously complex and a wine that'll reward another year or three in the cellar. www.craggyrange.com