Words, Wines & Wonders

From reviews and wine profiles from our extensive portfolio to team updates, events and regional travels – our blog covers it all.

André Clouet: The Champagne of Chalk and Kings

André Clouet have produced acclaimed Champagnes that have enticed palates everywhere. Their latest (maybe greatest) has…

Parés Baltà: Scintillating Spanish New Wave Wines

Is there no end to the energy and brilliance of Parés Baltà's wines? Following their trajectory, absolutely not with…

Vintage Billecart-Salmon Champagne: Wines of Distinction

Clearly, the mystique of Billecart-Salmon’s vintage champagnes has reached far and wide – this is blue-chip buying…

A Tale of Two Rhônes

The Rhône Valley is one of France’s most storied wine regions and Dhall & Nash is proud to represent two wonderful…

*Chef’s Kiss* Margaritas – Introducing the Famed Besos!

BESOS is the supremely slurp-worthy Margarita premix crafted to heavenly perfection by Mexican maestro, Chef Luis…

How to Cellar Your Fine Wines

Iconic fine wines can be consumed when they're, yes, delicious, but cellar them in the oh-so-right conditions & they…

Completing the Family: Welcome Twenty Acres by Bogle Chardonnay

We are so thrilled to complete our Bogle Chardonnay family by introducing Twenty Acres to the fold.

Johner Estate Presents Lime Hill

At just over 1ha, the Lime Hill Vineyard production is tiny but premium. So called because of it's phenomenal…

Champagne & French Fry Day: Top Notch Pairing

Here in NZ, chips, or French fries, are a real national treasure. To celebrate Champagne & French Fry Day we’ve paired…

Sparkling Red Sangria

Elevating the tasty, Spanish party punch that everyone knows and loves with a bit of Aussie sparkle. 

Tangelo Sour

This punchy delight has citrussy tang married beautifully with tasteful bitterness and a softly herbaceous lift from…

Nectarine Highball

You'll be transported straight to a summer meadow sipping this fresh and fruity tall cocktail.

Strawberry Negroni

Taking a time-tested fave and adding an in-season summery spin.

The Rhubarb Shakerato

With two equal-part ingredients both singing of kiwi smells and flavours, it's both refreshing and vibrant.

The Debutante

Smokey, spicy, dark chocolate-dipped cherries in a glass.

Orchard Quencher

This is a great long drink where the hero really is the vermouth.

The Harvard

The 'Harvard' is a child cocktail of the Manhattan, and works wonderfully to showcase the rich flavours of this…

Corpse Reviver #144

A riff on the '#2', this drink really showcases the herbaceous qualities of this vermouth.

144 Negroni

A supremely aromatic rendition of the classic bitter, herbaceous and endlessly sophisticated Negroni.

144 Martini

This is an equal parts gin and vermouth cocktail, meaning it transforms the traditionally bold and bracing Martini into…