Words, Wines & Wonders

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

'Chalky' Champagne from André Clouet
André Clouet: The Champagne of Chalk and Kings

André Clouet have produced acclaimed Champagnes that have enticed palates everywhere. Their latest (maybe greatest) has arrived in NZ: Chalky!


Pares Balta Winemaking
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 these three new releases.


Besos Margarita Mix!
*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 Cabrera. This is his signature…


The tale of Ogier's Rhones
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 houses producing wine here.


Good cellaring is important for those fine wines...
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 really strut their stuff.


Focus On: D&N’s Australian Wineries

There’s a lot of momentum in the Australian wine space right now, with huge inroads being made into new global markets with diverse, vibrant, and…


The 1959 Vintage Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Brut
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 after all. Vineyards, vintages,…


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 limestone-rich soils.


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 eight of our Champagnes (and…


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 the addition of tarragon.


Nectarine Highball

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


Besos Margarita Mix!
*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 Cabrera. This is his signature…


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 eight of our Champagnes (and…


Sparkling Red Sangria

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