Bar Reviews

Pub spy: Custom St pub has the right mix Pub spy: Custom St pub has the right mix

The Crown in Customs St used to be a slightly odd…

Pub spy: Galbraith's Alehouse, Grafton Pub spy: Galbraith's Alehouse, Grafton

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Wine: Rod McDonald's premium wines
Wine: Rod McDonald's premium wines

Rod McDonald has been making premium wines for years for everyone else. Now he is doing his own thing with his own label…

Smoke-style wine warnings?
Smoke-style wine warnings?

Cigarette-style warnings should be placed on wine showing its health risks and the number of calories it contains, a group…

Wine: Best world wines
Wine: Best world wines

The rest of the world is now sending us some of their best wines, which enables us to see what all the fuss is about. These…

Uncork your inner wine snob
Uncork your inner wine snob

It's time to dump the sav and the pinot noir and enjoy a "wine epiphany".


Wine: Hearty comforts
Wine: Hearty comforts

'Tis the season for hearty comfort food and wines to match. If you’re looking for cuddly, well-made…

Wine: American beauties

It’s a pity there are so few American wines available here as many of them are drop-dead gorgeous. True, many are extraordinarily…

Consumer Watch: Wine lovers lighten their drop

Kiwis are spending millions of dollars a year on beer and wine that packs less of an alcoholic punch.

Wine: Chardonnay you need to taste

There are many chardonnay aficionados out there looking for something they may not have come across before. Try out these…

Wine: Best bottles of Thorn Clarke
Wine: Best bottles of Thorn Clarke

Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz - 2012 Any shiraz from Australia's Barossa Valley is guaranteed…

Best of winter white wine

The best winter white wine is chardonnay because of its flavour, weight, texture and subtlety. It's great with white meats…

Selaks' birthday selection

Founded in 1934 by Marino Selak, the Selaks brand stands proud among the courageous early Croatian immigrants who were pivotal…

Foley plans NZX main board move

Foley Family Wines plans to step up to the main board of the NZ stock exchange following its takeover of Martinborough Vineyards…

French winemakers furious at Internet administrators

Winemakers in Europe, Australia and California are protesting a decision to move forward with the introduction of .vin and…

How to fake a pricey bottle of wine
How to fake a pricey bottle of wine

A recent spate of counterfeit wine busts has shone a spotlight on how pervasive the problem of wine…

Let's eat: Keeping it real

Here's something you may not know: the official name of the Parnell Rose Gardens is Dove-Myer Robinson Park. It's named…

Tasting new wines is never a chore

Getting to try newly released wines is never a chore, nor is it taken for granted. I sample them all so you don’t have…

Home sweet home in a wine barrel

Lance Redgwell admits it's still a pipe dream, but the Martinborough winery he manages could some day be producing vintages…

Jim Salinger: NZ wine must adapt to warmer world

Wine grapes are a climatically sensitive crop grown in a fairly narrow geographic range. Growing season temperatures for…

Online shop showcases NZ wines in UK
Online shop showcases NZ wines in UK

New Zealand wine sales to Britain are set to get a boost from a new supplier to the lucrative export…

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Rugby boys go back to basics
Rugby boys go back to basics

He's got big Jockeys to fill, following in the footsteps of Dan Carter, but Hawke's Bay's own Gillies Kaka is up for the…

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