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Well, here we are in 2017, and there you all are, drink in hand, reclining on your deck chairs gazing out over azure waters. You’re not? Well, perhaps a glass of wine will help you pretend that you are. Works for me. As we sally forth into what will presumably be another year of surprising events (no one can deny that 2016 was at times somewhat surprising) it’s good to have something restorative at hand, if only to take the edge off the shock when a David Bowie or a Leonard Cohen departs the world, or when one is subjected to the bizarrely twisted sideshow that is the American electoral process. We’re starting out as we mean to continue, i.e. with as much style and joie de vivre as we can muster. Pinot Noir NZ 2017 has just brightened our world, and we celebrate with a collection of twenty-four of this country’s finest. We also go decidedly pink (in the bottle, but not on the beach) as we inspect a couple of Italian sparkling models and lay out a further range of still and sparkling rosés from here, there and over yonder. What else? A sultry selection of summer whites; Matawhero’s 2016 releases; a trio of great brews from craft beer wunderkinds, Panhead; Piper-Heidsieck’s take on the latest cinematic season; four groovy summer cocktail ideas; offerings from around the globe; our Top 10 wines for February and, last but by no means least, we examine the various vinous tiers on offer from Marlborough’s Lake Chalice. Let’s get cracking, then.
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Look, we know you’re back at work and life as you knew it is over, but don’t wallow in your self-pity. Nobody wants to see that. Focus instead on the little windows ahead with such titles as ‘Public Holiday’ or ‘Valentine’s Day’ and imagine yourself hopping in the car and slipping away with your beloved, off on a romantic rendezvous with your trusty Travel Pack, containing not only a chilled bottle of the rather fabulous Piper NV, but also two delightful champagne flutes, all tucked in and ready to go. Perfect. Isn’t life grand?
Hawkes Bay’s Peter Robertson is a clever man. Why don’t more people know that he is one of our finest winemakers? Inordinately humble, his winery may not have the refined inclinations of a Cloudy Bay or the brash flash of an Invivo, but he sure as hell has the requisite skills, honed over four decades of turning out vinous gems. From such a lengthy and intimate relationship with one place, the man knows his terroir inside out. While others storm the vinous heights, Peter Robertson quietly goes about the business of delivering a set of wines that are uniformly excellent, and staggeringly good value given their price-tags. He sits where a number of our finest winemakers do: out on the cusp, delivering seriously good vinos that are made for consumption with imaginative food and stimulating conversation, unassumingly pleasurable to drink and decidedly easy on the pocket. The perfect wines for a life well-lived, one might say. Utilising knowledge originally accrued in the early 1970s under the formative guidance of legendary Hawkes Bay winemaking pioneer, Tom McDonald, Peter purchased Brookfields in 1977 in order to pursue his own beautifully boutique vision. Even his superb premium wines are eminently affordable. Don’t presume reasonable pricing to equate with some sort of medium-level quality; here, you’re getting top-level wines at bargain-level pricing. Who can argue with that?
BERGMAN CHARDONNAY 2015
Long a Kiwi classic, the Bergman is consistently superb yet enticingly affordable. Without question one of our best (and best value) Chardonnays, it is rich and elegant, creamy and versatile.
BURNFOOT MERLOT 2014
It is in years like the last few in Hawkes Bay that Merlot has its glory days. Showing generous plums and berries on a bed of ripe tannins, this is savoury and satisfying. Great value for the cash expended.
OHITI ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015
100% Cabernet, the Ohiti languidly exudes a dark, smoky aromatic air. Hints of cassis and liquorice are underpinned by spritely acidity and some gentle but persistent tannins. Youthful and flavoursome.
SUN-DRIED MALBEC 2015
This takes the Italian apassimento approach, with the hand harvested grapes sun-dried on special racks to concentrate the flavours and enhance the aromatics. Dense, velvety, spicy and boldly styled.
BANK CHARDONNAY 2015 $32.99 MERLOT CABERNET 2015 $39.99 11483 HILLSIDE SYRAH 2015 $39.99 11484 GOLD L ABEL RESERVE CABERNET MERLOT 2015 $56.99 11496 MARSHALL 11258 HIGHLAND
11396 BROOKFIELDS MAVERICK ROSÉ 2016 13447 BROOKFIELDS ROBERTSON PINOT GRIS 2016 14410 BROOKFIELDS BACK BLOCK SYRAH 2016 14150 BROOKFIELDS OHITI ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015
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Hey, we love a glass of good rosé any old time, but we’d also be the first to admit that it’s under the hot summer sun when the ‘ahh, that’s nice’ factor really kicks in. Our own hemisphere, it has to be said, has become quite adept at turning out sublime expressions of the genre. At the end of the day, though, it’s hard to go past those bâtards français, isn’t it?
CHÂTEAU RIOTOR CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ 2016 $19.99 CASE OF 12 $18.99 A BOTTLE
The Mr Mick range is a tribute to Clare Valley mentor and pioneer, K. H.’Mr Mick’ Knappstein. Fruit-forward and friendly, this smart rosé is popping with raspberry and strawberry notes overlaid with hints of lychee and white peach. 87979
MARQUÉS DE CÁCERES
The leading producer of modern Rioja, M de C have done wonders for Spain’s wine rep; their quality’s great, the value spot on. Tempranillo and Grenache grapes are blended to create a superbly aromatic, forward style of rosé. 12580
This is our top-selling rosé in an increasingly crowded category. The pale colour belies the wine’s weighty presence, its plump richness and fleshy juiciness tempered by fresh acid and a spray of tingling citrus.
DOMAINES BUNAN CÔTES DE PROVENCE BÉLOUVÉ ROSÉ 2015 $22.99 CASE OF 12 $21.99 A BOTTLE
From the organic Bunan, a clean, lusciously ripe rosé with classic Côtes de Provence aromas of soft summer fruits and violets. The palate is elegantly fresh and tangy, displaying riveting touches of mineral and citrus. 41389
PINK BY DESIGN ROSÉ 2016 $15.99 CASE OF 12 $14.99 A BOTTLE Following his success with Sauvignon, Mr Norton decides to expand his portfolio, delivering an off-dry rosé made from Pinot Noir fruit, with delicate notes of strawberry and raspberry, juicy fruit flavours and a fresh, lingering finish. 18770
100% Pinot Noir fruit with a bouquet of crushed cherries and pomegranate and a gentle waft of vanilla and spice. The palate is off-dry, with soft summer fruit flavours and a long, bright finish enriched by a hint of sweetness.
CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON LIRAC ROSÉ 2016 $22.99 CASE OF 12 $21.99 A BOTTLE
Located on the Rhône’s west bank, Lirac is famous for producing some of France’s finest rosés. A lively, refreshing Grenache-Cinsault blend evoking soft summer fruit characters balanced by a crisp mineral edge. 42749
CHÂTEAU LÉOUBE CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ 2015 $26.99 CASE OF 12 $25.99 A BOTTLE
Straddling 4km of the Mediterranean coastline, Léoube is certified organic and follows biodynamic principles, producing wonderfully subtle and elegant expressions like this that demand your attention. Superb food wine.
Ciao. Are you Italian? No? We thought not. In that case you’re probably more than a little confused by the proliferation of uniquelymonikered sparkling wines that emanate from Italy’s shores. Prosecco, Lambrusco, Asti, Franciacorta – it’s all a little murky if you don’t quite know what’s going on. The ancient Greeks, who had a word for everything, called Italy Oenotria, or Land of Vines. It was true then and it is still so today, because no other country produces such a remarkably diverse range of wine styles. There are few Italian winemakers who do not produce a spumante style (spumante being Italian for sparkling wine). The finest are crafted in the most northerly regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto. The most fashionably successful is Prosecco. Italy produces more sparkling wine styles than any other country, including an impressive selection of sparkling rosés. Made the same way as champagne, the thoroughbred Franciacorta is its Italian equivalent and includes some very fine rosé expressions. Fashioned for early consumption, the historically sweet Lambrusco is a red variety that is these days used to make an increasingly dry and refreshing sparkling rosé. Of interest here is Prosecco. Produced largely in the north, this inherently Italian style is the current high-flier (popularity-wise) of that country’s sparkling wine. When it comes to pink, however, the Prosecco Powers That Be hold fiercely to their traditional white-wine identity; i.e. no red varieties permitted. This is not to say that rosé Proseccos don’t exist; they just can’t be labelled as such. Want to know what such a thing would taste like? The rather lovely and delicate sparkling rosé from Santa Margherita fits that bill. Made from Prosecco’s Glera variety with some red input via a kiss of Malbec, it is elegantly fresh, florally fragrant, delivering that same refreshing, easy-drinking quality that makes Prosecco so popular. Prosecco aces Mionetto produce a refined and fragrant sparkling extra-dry rosé. Aromatic notes of grapefruit, blackcurrent and rose enhance its raspberry and strawberry characters. Just the thing for a little casual sipping in the sun.
ROSÉ MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE NV
Excellent Pinot Noir fruit delivers strawberry and toasty cashew notes on the nose, a rich, creamy palate and a vibrant, lingering aftertaste.
PELORUS ROSÉ NV
CASE OF 6 $35.99 A BOTTLE Like its Pelorus stable-mates, this is beautifully crafted. Spice-edged notes of soft summer fruits with a hint of toast. Silky, fresh and elegant
ROSÉ BRUT NV
CASE OF 6 $38.99 A BOTTLE Rich and creamy flavours of strawberry and blackcurrant are overlaid with a smoky, textural quality, mineral notes and a vibrant, scintillating finish.
MOËT & CHANDON
ROSÉ IMPÉRIAL BRUT NV
Moët’s non-vintage rosé hits the mark with style, delivering Pinot Noir-derived richness, beautifully interwoven flavours and layered complexity.
PINK PERFECTION, ITALIAN STYLE 62593
SANTA MARGHERITA SPARKLING ROSÉ DOC NV
MIONET TO GRAN ROSÉ NV
Are you all sparkled out? We wouldn’t blame you; however, there’s just something, isn’t there, about warm temperatures and cold bubbles that creates a certain frisson. Winter’s on its way... no, don’t panic, we’re just yanking your chain; but just in case, we should probably all fill our flutes while the going’s still good. Pop.
BRUT CUVÉE NV
This classy and accomplished French méthode is fermented in bottle for 18 months á la champagne, the rich yeastiness and toastiness declaring it a slick charmer with irresistibly authentic credentials. One of our top sellers. SPAIN
STARS BRUT RESERVA CAVA NV $17.99 CASE OF 6 $16.99 A BOTTLE The Stars cavas are a tribute to the artists who appear onstage at the famous music festival held every summer in the grounds of the Peralada castle. Fresh and lively in style, this is new to our shores and perfect summer drinking.
Cloudy Bay’s Pelorus is consistently rated as one of New Zealand’s finest sparkling wines. Dazzlingly clean and bright, dusted with florals, the pure fruit echoing with toasty touches from a bed of creamy richness. 46445
MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE BRUT NV $16.99 CASE OF 12 $15.99 A BOTTLE
CLOUDY BAY $32.99
A great value, low-alcohol sparkler with appealing floral, citrus and stonefruit aromas. The palate is fresh and flavoursome, displaying characters of peach, apple and capsicum, with a touch of sweetness and a clean, crisp finish.
A fitting testament to the meticulous care the Scotts take with their sparkling wines. The Chardonnay fruit provides the elegance, the Pinot Noir the depth. A silky and subtle sparkler with a smartly tart palate and a creamy mouthfeel.
CECILIA BRUT NV
PROSECCO DOC NV
ALLAN SCOTT $19.99
As Montana, this winery pioneered the first ever Marlborough Sauvignon. Their sparkler is freshly elegant, with a creamy, textural palate balancing the acidity, distinct citrus characters and a long, clean mineral finish. 60550
CORDON ROUGE BRUT NV+GIFTBOX
One of the world’s biggest-selling champagnes. Boasting a nose of citrus, peach and vanilla enhanced by Mumm’s trademark biscuity nuances, it has a silky, mouthfilling mousse and a lovely fresh, lingering finish. 49810
These days, the yellow label is an unassailable brand. Force meets finesse in this divine cohesion of white flowers, dried fruit, brioche and spice, with creamy Chardonnay-derived fruit flavours surging strongly at the finish.
In the midst of the warmer months, a good white wine can feel a little less heavy on the palate, and is arguably a better match to the lighter fare one consumes at this time of year. Whether your budget is sub-$10 or stretches a bit further than that, there is excellent drinking to be had. Check out below for what’s up for grabs this month.
SAUVIGNON BL ANC 2016
Just the right amount of everything makes this great-value Sauvignon a very good buy and a popular seller. Pure fruit characters of melon, capsicum and grapefruit enliven nose and palate in a fresh, vibrant, balanced expression.
Grapes from Esk Valley’s more northerly vineyards at Bay View introduce the tropics, while the fruit off the terraces at Puketapu add a flintier citrus note. Quality drinking from this hands-on winemaking outfit. 15181
PINOT GRIS 2016 $13.99 CASE OF 6 $12.99 A BOTTLE Aromas of red apple, quince, pear and some underlying complex ginger spice. The palate is rich, textural and fruit driven with refined acidity, balanced by natural fruit sugars. Drink now or cellar for 2-3 years. 12519
SAUVIGNON BL ANC 2016
A crunchy, pungent Sauvignon Blanc with fresh, herbaceous-edged aromas of melon and green capsicum. The mouthfilling palate is dominated by ripe, juicy fruit flavours, an attractive textural presence and a crisp, zesty finish.
Showing a certain Alsatian sensibility, this smartly crafted Pinot Gris offers appealing aromatics of peach, pear, florals and spice. The silky, medium-sweet palate displays good balance and excellent depth of fresh, ripe flavours. 18299
The razor-sharp Graham Norton’s name on a Kiwi Sauvignon? Is it any good? Of course. It wouldn’t dare to be otherwise. Blended by the man himself, with a bit of assistance from the smart chappies at Invivo Wines.
PINOT GRIS 2016 $17.99 CASE OF 6 $16.99 A BOTTLE
GRAHAM NORTON’S OWN SAUVIGNON BL ANC 2016 $15.99 CASE OF 6 $14.99 A BOTTLE
Stonefruit and marzipan aromas are embellished by citrus and spice notes. The well-integrated palate displays distinctive peachy, mealy notes enhanced by a creamy texture and a lingering, citrus-edged finish. 14665
TE ARAI VINEYARD CHENIN BL ANC 2015 $29.99 CASE OF 6 $28.99 A BOTTLE Single vineyard and organically certified, with Millton having long embraced biodynamics. Tropical and citrus notes precede the impressive depth of fruit flavours balanced by a lengthy, lively citrus-edged after-taste.
JACKSON ESTATE MARLBOROUGH HOMESTEAD PINOT NOIR 2014
MUD HOUSE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2015
ZEPHYR MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2014
JULES TAYLOR MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2015
Akarua are more than up to the challenge of taming their Central terroir and forging an exemplary Pinot; all of the subtleties are present, with fruit, spice, chocolate and toasty oak crafted into a joyous whole. 11156
TERRA SANCTA CENTRAL OTAGO ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2014
GRASSHOPPER ROCK CENTRAL OTAGO EARNSCLEUGH PINOT NOIR 2014
OF 12 $31.99 A BOTTLE
Dedicated exclusively to the production of Pinot Noir, Grasshopper Rock has long delivered one of Central’s best-value expressions. Florals and herbs grace the nose, the vibrantly elegant palate displaying fine, supple tannins.
OF 6 $33.99 A BOTTLE
A blend of fruit from Chard Farm’s Cromwell Basin and Gibbston vineyards, this is a classic, early-drinking Central Pinot style with the emphasis on ripe fruit flavours and supple tannins, displaying a sensual silkiness in the mouth. 14706
BLACK ESTATE WAIPARA VALLEY HOME PINOT NOIR 2015
A buoyant bouquet of strawberries, violets and spice accompanies the ripe, persistent raspberry flavours, nuanced with a dash of plum, understated oak, velvet-lined textures and fine, mellow tannins. 11223
An exciting wine with flavours of luxurious dark cherries, fresh raspberries and plums. Finishes long and silky. Made from a blend of handpicked grapes from the same blocks used to create Terra Sancta’s rare single block wines.
CHARD FARM CENTRAL OTAGO RIVER RUN PINOT NOIR 2014
Rightfully lauded for her brilliant whites, Jules Taylor is no slouch with the red grapes. Wild fermentation and extended lees maturation have contributed complexity and texture to the brightly poised red fruit characters.
AKARUA CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2015
Winemaker Ben Glover has delivered an alluringly stylish Pinot. On the nose, it’s all lifted cherry embellished with notes of spice, while the palate is silky and harmonious, the pure fruit flavours lingering impressively.
OF 6 $33.99 A BOTTLE
Intense dark fruit with perfumed violet notes and a hint of oak and herbs. Bright red fruits on the palate, a savoury mushroom layer followed by sweet strawberry notes, with a lingering hint of oak and balanced tannins.
Bright aromas of cherry and red fruits are layered with gentle notes of spice and florals, the cherry and bramble flavours accented with herbaceous hints and touches of oak, fine tannins and balanced acidity providing the clincher.
LOVEBLOCK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2014
OF 12 $18.99 A BOTTLE
From one of Marlborough’s most admired and innovative wineries, floral and cherry notes with earthy touches and smoky notes that hint at French sensibilities, the oak component giving the wine a distinctly New World lift. 14672
CRAGGY RANGE MARTINBOROUGH TE MUNA VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2014
OF 12 $36.99 A BOTTLE
Craggy Range’s Martinborough arm delivers an aromatic surge of dark cherries, wild herbs and earthy characters. Lushly elegant flavours of cherry and red fruits are balanced with fine tannins. Finishes long, soft and fine. 18656
MOUNT EDWARD PINOT NOIR 2014
Singing Burgundian notes, this is beautifully fragrant with cherries touched by violets and a core of earth and oak, the mineral-tinged fruit seamlessly threaded throughout. Softens to a perfect round and finishes long.
MT DIFFICULTY CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2015
A satisfyingly complex Pinot Noir with distinctive cherry and plum aromas nuanced with traces of herbs and spices. Layers of sensuous fruit flavours are enhanced by a velvety smoothness and lengthy finish. 18658
QUARTZ REEF CENTRAL OTAGO SINGLE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2014
PEREGRINE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2014
ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2014
Classy and consistent vintage after vintage, this is wonderfully aromatic, rich and mouthfilling, with soft, subtle plum and black cherry characters paired beautifully with balanced tannins. 19779
CLOUDY BAY MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2014
One of Central’s premier producers of Pinot Noir. In an adept combination of power and finesse, aromatic notes of plum, black cherry and spicy oak augment a harmoniously structured palate enveloped in rich fruit flavours. 17471
CARRICK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2014
Bannockburn’s Carrick are certified organic. Aromatics of cherry, mocha, nutmeg and subtle oak accompany a succulent palate packed with rich, spicy fruit flavours enhanced by a silky mouthfeel and a fine, lingering finish.
RIPPON CENTRAL OTAGO MATURE VINE PINOT NOIR 2012
The biodynamic Rippon are a Central Otago benchmark, particularly when it comes to Pinot Noir. Layers of softly silky, mineral-edged fruit flavours are nuanced with herbal notes and fine-grained tannins. 13706
MARTINBOROUGH VINEYARDS PINOT NOIR 2013
OF 6 $41.99 A BOTTLE
One of the greatest charms of this Pinot Noir is that it’s available for less than fifty notes, given that it’s such a stunning expression. A pure and complex, multi-faceted wine, from a star producer, that is authentically Marlborough.
WOOING TREE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2012
Larry McKenna’s house style, the Escarpment’s opulent, earthy, savoury characters are beautifully balanced and textured. While it’s drinking well right now, this will develop happily in your cellar for a good few years.
PEGASUS BAY CANTERBURY PINOT NOIR 2013
Championing the unique attributes of Central Otago, Peregrine’s acclaimed Pinot Noir is powerful and concentrated. Underpinned with a silky femininity, the exquisite fruit with its charred cherry nuances is an opulent delight.
OF 12 $43.99 A BOTTLE
Buoyantly opulent, with aromatics of vibrant ripe red fruit, hints of violets and a delicate spicy oak savouriness. On the palate, ripe, succulent flavours and intense red fruits are underpinned with a subtle sweetness.
Old World techniques combine with New World terroir to create this accomplished wine. Burgundian in style, it unleashes robust charm and generous flavours, displaying a captivating earthiness and an untamed quality.
DOG POINT MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2014
The first winery to plant Pinot Noir grapes in Martinborough, and home to its oldest vines. Fragrant aromatics, subtle earthy notes and a spicy, savoury palate that is richly flavoured, supple and deliciously complex. 12883
FROMM MARLBOROUGH CUVÉE H PINOT NOIR 2015
A blend of Fromm’s five single vineyard sites, named after their winemaker, Hätsch Kalberer. Built to go the distance, there’s no shortage of elegance and finesse. Concentrated, aromatic, textural, with a lovely brambly earthiness.
There is no longer any doubt that New Zealand Pinot Noir is kicking serious butt out in the big wide world. From its tentative beginnings in Martinborough, it has relentlessly consumed the country until the majority of us are now embracing New Zealand expressions rather than the Burgundian model. As with Sauvignon Blanc and Marlborough, Pinot Noir has put Central Otago firmly on the map, although those Marlborough winemakers, seemingly not content with their own gold-plated status, are intent on having a serious crack at the Pinot crown as well. All of this is, of course, good news for consumers. It is a sign of Pinot Noir’s ever-increasing status that the Pinot Noir NZ event staged in Wellington every four years is one of the most anticipated celebrations in the wine calendar. Pinot Noir NZ 2017’s retail partner was Glengarry. We fancy a whole array of vinous delights, but the wonderfully evocative Ms Noir retains a special place in our hearts. With the country’s most extensive collection at our fingertips, including all of the Pinot Noir wines featured at this year’s event, you may just want to check us out. We’ll let the Chair of Pinot Noir NZ 2017, Ben Glover, have the last word: ‘Wow what a week; and if you were lucky enough to be in Wellington between Jan 30th and Feb 3rd you would have encountered a full immersion into everything New Zealand Pinot Noir. It was the 4th annual Pinot Noir NZ 2017 event held on the waterfront, and with our exclusive wine retailer Glengarry on hand with a virtual pop-up store and the www.pinotpalooza.com gang rocking the free world, it was a week to remember. From this Glengarry have selected 24 wines – what they believe to be the perfect Pinot Noir to enjoy through the late summer.
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30mL Rogue Society Gin 30mL Dolin Vermouth Rouge 30mL Campari
40mL Finlandia Vodka 30mL Finest Call Espresso Martini Mix 20mL Tia Maria
Stir ingredients well with ice and strain into a glass tumbler filled with ice. Finish with a fresh orange peel twist.
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Shake ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Finish with whole fresh coffee beans.
DOLIN VERMOUTH ROUGE 750mL
THE SET FOR
FINLANDIA VODK A 1L
TIA MARIA DARK LIQUEUR 700mL
FINEST CALL ESPRESSO PREMIUM MARTINI MIX 1L THE SET FOR
40mL El Jimador Reposado Tequila 30mL Margarita Mixer Margarita salt Combine ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass rimmed with salt.
REPOSADO TEQUIL A 700mL
MASTER OF MIXES
40mL Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum 30mL Finest Call Mojito Mix Lime Wedges or Lime Juice Mint Leaves Soda Water Muddle fresh lime and mint in the bottom of glass. Fill halfway with ice. Add rum and Mojito mix. Fill glass with ice. Top with soda and stir.
MARGARITA MIXER 1L
AMERICAN BEVERAGES MARGARITA SALT 230gm
THE SET FOR
MOUNT GAY ECLIPSE SILVER RUM 1L
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SOUTH OF FRANCE
SAINT HILAIRE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2015
A lean and elegant Chardonnay with a touch of richness from the southern French sun. An easydrinking, refreshing style punctuated by lemon and tropical fruit on the nose and palate.
PINOT GRIS 2015
CASE OF 6 $13.99 A BOTTLE An A-lister Spanish sparkler, the smoky minerality of the citrus fruit lending an aristocracy that’s hard to go past. Lively, zesty, slightly floral, deliciously dry, it’s remarkable value for the price.
JARDINS NEGRE 2015
A stellar wine, with hints of honey and minerality lightly riding the lush palate. Rich and spicy, the extra year in bottle has given it a lovely rounded resonance. Available exclusively from Glengarry.
DOMAINE SÉGUINOT-BORDET CHABLIS 2015
BRUT RESERVA CAVA NV
CASE OF 6 $16.99 A BOTTLE New to us from Perelada, an easy-drinking blend of Cabernet, Grenache and Merlot, the Jardins range named for the Peralada castle’s Parisian-designed gardens. Fresh fruit, lovely purity and vibrancy.
INOCENTE FINO DRY SHERRY 375ML
CASE OF 12 $23.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 12 $16.99 A BOTTLE
Wonderful Chablis from a masterful producer. The fruit is off 25-year-old vines, the wine rich and elegant, with notes of honeyed flowers and spice, creamy textures and a fresh mineral finish.
From the historic sherry house established in 1760. Pronounced yeast and rock salt notes on the nose. Stone-dry, but packed with flavour, it’s beautifully balanced, quite weighty and remarkably fresh.
CASE OF 12 $35.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 6 $16.99 A BOTTLE
A restrained, elegant Sauvignon Blanc displaying the dry and flinty minerality one finds in the better French Sauvignons, complemented by a vibrant, citrus-edged finish. Masterful expression.
Historic, trend-setting Riojan house. Tempranillo fruit takes charge, with notes of cherry and plum, whispers of leather, tobacco and spice, and traces of liquorice, cocoa and vanilla. Superb value.
PAL ACIOS REMONDO
LA MONTESA 2011
CASE OF 12 $35.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 12 $23.99 A BOTTLE
On the opposite bank of the Loire is Pouilly-Fumé, also Sauvignon country but with different soils and climatic conditions. An elegant wine with generous white peach characters and a bright aftertaste.
Esoteric rusticity with hillside herbs, wild berries and an earthy sensuality. The ripe palate spreads its generous warmth with the thick, chewy fruit surrounded by splashes of exotic spice.
THE Y SERIES SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2014
CASE OF 6 $10.99 A BOTTLE Ripe and unmistakably Australian in character, with silky textures and fragrant violet and apricot notes. The palate is superbly fresh, with a rich fruit presence wrapped around supple tannins
THE PARSON GSM 2015
A blend of 61% Grenache, 34% Shiraz and 5% Mourvèdre, the Parson GSM forges these classic McLaren Vale varieties with a focus on savouriness and texture. Smooth, silky and fruit-driven.
HILLCOT MERLOT 2014
Young Love. What’s that about? Apart from generating a rather intense play involving an intergenerational feud and teenage death, it has spawned an astonishing piece of real estate in Verona. In a house claiming to be the Capulets’, Juliet’s balcony, or more accurately, the walls of the courtyard beneath it play host to the ardent emotions of legions of lovelorn youngsters (many of them tourists) channelling their inner R&J and inscribing their steadfast loyalty to one another. Pasqua, being Italian, couldn’t help themselves and have created this no doubt tear-stained tribute to the unstoppable force that is Young Love. Cheers to that, we say.
CASE OF 6 $18.99 A BOTTLE Burge was a pioneer of Merlot in the Barossa. Smooth, rich, soft and supple, the refined and generous flavours are enhanced by fine-grained tannins and notes of spice, mocha and vanilla.
MAMRE BROOK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012
A vibrant Cabernet off low-yielding Barossa vines, resonating with blackberry and plum notes backed by hints of chocolate and mint. Built upon a supple core of tannins, it’s excellent drinking.
BLACK LABEL CABERNET 2014
CASE OF 6 $29.99 A BOTTLE
Deep, dark and brooding, a muscular Coonawarra Cabernet packed with aromas of blackberry and plum nuanced with nutmeg and cedar, overlaying rich, succulent flavours and fine, mellow tannins.
66166 PASQUA ROMEO & JULIET’S WALL PASSIMENTO 2014 66159 PASQUA ROMEO & JULIET’S WALL PROSECCO DOC NV
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SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
Dominio de Tares
BALTOS MENCÍA 2012
CASE OF 6 $16.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 6 $18.99 A BOTTLE
Unashamedly tapping into its terroir, a deliciously clean and fresh Marlborough Sauvignon packed with rich tropical and citrus flavours displaying a bright edge of florals and herbs and a firm acidic finish.
Old-vine Mencia grapes deliver a warm and vibrant red. Aromatics of blackberry and cranberry, liquorice and oak. Spice and supple tannins add the finishing touches to a well integrated, ripely flavoured palate.
GIMBLET T GRAVELS CHARDONNAY 2015
Single vineyard Chardonnay with a bright nose of apple and peach nuanced with notes of riverstone and oak. Opulently generous stonefruit flavours are edged with a citrus-like acidity and a dry finish.
McDONALD CHARDONNAY 2016
BURLEIGH PINOT ROSÉ 2016
A fresh, elegant rosé with soft summer fruit aromas underscored by spice and herbal notes. A beautifully balanced wine, the strawberry and floral characters enlivened by a clean, lively finish.
Les Vins de Vienne CÔTES DU RHÔNE
LES CRANILLES 2014
CASE OF 6 $21.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 12 $21.00 A BOTTLE
Fragrant aromas of stonefruit, citrus and toasty oak entice, while the fruit flavours are complemented by subtle oak nuances and a silky, textural mouthfeel, all balanced by a lingering, mineral-edged finish.
The vineyard dates back to Roman times, yet this is a thoroughly modern take that’s brimming with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre fruit and a sexy spiciness dusted with ancient earth. Great value.
CHÂTEAU BORDEAUX 2012
CASE OF 12 $13.99 A BOTTLE A fine Merlot-dominant blend with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. An abundance of black fruits, a hint of cloves and a density that sees wines twice the price left wanting. Great value.
Man O’ War
EXILED PINOT GRIS 2016
A medium-sweet, single vineyard Gris from Waiheke satellite Ponui Island. Aromatic notes of pear and ginger finesse the ripe fruit flavours, which are given a final squeeze from a salacious touch of citrus.
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
This benchmark wine redrew the global Sauvignon Blanc map and rearranged a few boundaries in the world’s vinous atlas. Intense, fragrant and superbly varietal, it fully justifies its pedigree status.
An excellent balance of apple- and apricot-tinged sweetness and acidity. The fruit comes off Forrest Wines’ stony Condors Bend vineyard in Renwick, where it ripens slowly and gains intensity.
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Forged in 1989 on a stony paddock in the heart of the Wairau Valley, the pioneering Lake Chalice boast a dedicated following for their vinous output. Under the oversight of Head Winemaker, Matt Thomson, they draw upon Marlborough’s singular regional diversity via their four unique vineyard sites to produce several tiers of quality varietal wines. Mainstay of the portfolio is the Black Label series. The Nest wines offer classic Marlborough varieties at affordable prices, while The Raptor wines are made from selected small parcels of standout fruit. The top-tier Platinum wines are only produced in exceptional years. Lake Chalice are also longtime sponsors of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, dedicated to preserving New Zealand’s raptors.
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P IN OT N O IR 2016 $12.99
SAU V IGNON BL A N C 2016 $15.99 CH A RDONN AY 2015 $15.99 P INOT GRIS 2016 $15.99 13439
RIESL ING 2015 $15.99 13668
GE W ÜR Z T R A MINER 2015 $15.99 13802
P INOT ROSÉ 2016 $15.99 13646
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SAUVIGNON BL ANC 2015 $19.99 CH A RDONN AY 2015 $19.99 14477
P IN OT GRIS 2016 $19.99 14478
ROSÉ 2016 $19.99 13624
P IN OT N OIR 2014 $19.99
PL ATINUM 14387
SAU V IGNON BL A NC 2016 $24.99
Published on Feb 1, 2017
Well, here we are in 2017, and there you all are, drink in hand, reclining on your deck chairs gazing out over azure waters. You’re not? Wel...