Bar Reviews

Bar review: Montage in Pt Chev Bar review: Montage in Pt Chev

This is the perfect spot for a chinwag and a nightcap…

Bar review: Peach Pit, Auckland CBD Bar review: Peach Pit, Auckland CBD

The perfect spot for a feed and a few drinks before…

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Faulty light fitting cause of winery blaze
Faulty light fitting cause of winery blaze

A faulty fluorescent light fitting has been deemed the most likely cause of a fire which severely damaged an historic Waikato…

Three wines with talent
Three wines with talent

Wines available at for a limited time Odyssey Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 This is one of two certified…

Graham Norton's 'bloody good drop'
Graham Norton's 'bloody good drop'

Graham Norton can now add "chief winemaker" to his CV, after he created his own blend of New Zealand sauvignon blanc - which…

The Business interview: Erica Crawford
The Business interview: Erica Crawford

One of the wine industry's best-known names is back in the business, and doing things very differently this time round…


Three top weekend wines
Three top weekend wines

While it's always a good idea to opt for a local offering, if you feel like treating yourself to a good…

Grease star releases own brand of wine for cancer campaign

Olivia Newton-John is releasing her own brand of wine to boost a cancer campaign.

Top 3 Aussie shiraz picks

The wines from the skin-stretchingly hot and dusty climes of South Australia are vastly different to our own ...

Perfect 'single-vineyard' wines

The reason these “single-vineyard” wines are so glorious is because some serious thought has gone into matching the precise…

Wines with cocoa character
Wines with cocoa character

How these wines acquire a cocoa character I don’t know — but they’re magic.

Small Business: French Connections

Q&A with Jean-Christophe Poizat, founder of French fine wine merchant Maison Vauron, about doing business in NZ.

High-profile references for wine boss

A former All Blacks coach, an ex-Olympic rower and rich-lister, and a high-profile chairman went in to bat for former wine…

Winter wines to love

Try out these wines, recommended by writer Yvonne Lorkin, for winter.

Wine: What to drink this weekend

July already? Good grief! Instead of contemplating where the year has gone, think about what to drink this weekend.

'Oh God, save the wine'
'Oh God, save the wine'

Flames and smoke from the fiery blaze at a historic Waikato winery could be seen on the horizon from…

Wine: Our favourite bubbles

Assemblage, tirage, remuage, disgorge and dosage — all fundamental steps in the formulation of our favourite fizz ...

If your wine could talk, what would it say?

What if wine could talk back? What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put…

Wine: Our favourite Marlborough wines

Marlborough: capital city, Blenny-vegas. We love it for squint-inducing sauvignon blanc, Renwick pies, mussel farms, plane…

Air NZ defends stingy wine claims

Air New Zealand will broaden the range of wine in premium cabins as it pushes back on claims it is being stingy in economy…

Adelaide: A few sips in the south
Adelaide: A few sips in the south

David Leggat visited the wine regions of South Australia for a spot of glug-glugging.

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