Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir
Jan11

Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir

Few things in life are better than a good red wine and a hearty meal. And as autumn approaches, now’s the time to think about what to serve at your next dinner party. Look no further than the award-winning Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir. The 2009 vintage took out the overall award at 2010’s prestigious Air New Zealand wine awards, hailed by the chair of judges Steve Smith as “the finest example of the finest red wine variety in...

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Adventure In Whakatane

Whakatane sits in the Eastern Bay of Plenty of New Zealand; in a spectacular spot right beside the Pacific Ocean. Its warm waters are world-famous for incredible deep sea fishing and a wide range of marine sports. Relax on the creamy golden sands at Ohope beach, explore New Zealand’s only live sea volcano – White Island. Go whale watching, take a plunge with the dolphins, walk or run through some native bush, watch rare sea birds in...

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Family Fun In Lake Taupo
Jan11

Family Fun In Lake Taupo

In the middle of a varied landscape offering a range of activities and sights sits a sparkling Lake Taupo against a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains. It’s the ideal base for a family holiday, exploring restaurants, nature sights, arts and craft galleries and hot thermal pools, not to mention the water adventures on offer by local tour operators. Where to stay: West Wellow holiday property On the hills above Acacia Bay is perched...

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Morton Estate’s 2000 Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle
Jan11

Morton Estate’s 2000 Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle

First it was chardonnays, then pinot noirs. Now it seems New Zealand is developing a reputation for sparkling wine. Morton Estate has found sweet success with its 2000 Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle, which recently won a gold medal award in the Spiegelau International Wine Competition. The company uses some of New Zealand’s top winemakers, leading technology and the best traditional winemaking practices to craft a range of...

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Thai Adventure
Jan11

Thai Adventure

Jungle Trek It is not your typical beach holiday, but Northern Thailand is the perfect destination for holiday goers who don’t like to sit still. With its rough and mountainous scenery it has been a popular destination for many adventure seekers. The perfect gateway for an adventurer’s Thai holiday is the country’s northern city of Chiang Mai which leads straight into the Thai jungle. Rest up in this gorgeous city which is the perfect...

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Mt Difficulty Target Riesling 2011
Jan11

Mt Difficulty Target Riesling 2011

With its founding vineyard established in 1992, Mt Difficulty is one of the most respected wineries in the Central Otago region of New Zealand’s rugged South Island. Floral and ripe citrus notes compete in the aroma of this riesling. A moderate amount of residual sugar has been retained to balance the slightly lower acidity from a warmer season. This wine will richly reward those who can cellar it. RRP: $25.95 Available from: Wine...

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