Sandihurst 2007 Pinot Noir
Jan11

Sandihurst 2007 Pinot Noir

This beautiful Central Otago Pinot Noir won a gold medal at the 2009 international Wine Challenge in the United Kingdom. It presents a strong red berry fruit aromas with a hint of wild mushroom, spice and thyme. The palate is well balanced with integrated toasty oak characters and a fine tannin structure. This lovely drop can be enjoyed now however, like all fine wines; it will improve with age and can be saved for a rainy day....

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
Jan11

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

You’ll feel like a modern version of Tarzan and Jane with this unique New Zealand accommodation, nested 30 feet above the ground in the canopy of a native Manuka grove. Each tree house has spectacular views of Kaikoura’s dramatic mountains and surf-washed Pacific coastline. The tree houses provide the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion- escape and treat yourself to the Tarzan and Jane Tree House retreat package. This...

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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Jan11

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008

The multiple-award winning Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc is grown in Marlborough on stony riverbed terraces, gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks to give intense passionfruit and gooseberry fruit characters. The wine is fruit-driven in style, with complexity from lees ageing for several months in stainless steel tanks before bottling. This is a classic Marlborough sauvignon blanc with intense flavours and crisp acid in a...

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Hot spots
Jan11

Hot spots

Wherever you are in Auckland, you’re never far from breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands, boutique shopping and invigorating nightlife. One of Auckland’s true appeals is the world-class food that’s on offer – the city is overflowing with restaurants, café and bars, all waiting to be discovered. So the next time you’re looking for a bite to eat check out these hot spots. Breakfast in Devonport Devonport is the...

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Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Jan11

Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2009

This palate-tempter is quite a fruity character and, with a balanced power and richness, the Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2009 is the winner of multiple Air New Zealand Gold Awards. It is a most compatible companion with Bluff oysters for a match made in culinary heaven. If the Eradus’ racy acidity is not enough to get your pulse going, pairing it with the aphrodisiac oyster surely will. Available: www.eraduswines.co.nz...

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A Little Slice Of Los Angeles Life
Jan11

A Little Slice Of Los Angeles Life

Santa Monica Santa Monica’s story began when a Franciscan monk, inspired by the region’s natural springs, named the area after Saint Monica. The rest, as they say, is history – and it’s a rich history at that. Santa Monica has 5.6 km of well-maintained golden California beach and enjoys, on average, 340 days of sunshine a year. Both a seaside town and bustling city, Santa Monica has activities for young and old, from beach games and...

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