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Latest First Glass 'Wine Education Evenings'
Jun 16th - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a selection of Cuisine's Syrah/Shiraz
Jun 1st - Church Road with Chris Scott
May 25th - A selection of different varieties or styles
May 18th - Trinity Hill with John Hancock
Apr 20th - Pinot Noirs from the Cuisine Top 10 and others
Apr 13th - All Red
Apr 6th - Value versus Icon
Mar 30th - American Pie

From the new Blog
Feb 4th: Central Otago's Adventurous Wild Earth
Feb 4th: Central Otago 10th Pinot Noir Celebration
Jan 29th: Gorgeous Greywacke Pinot Gris
Jan 28th: Honing my palate at the First Glass tastings
Jan 6th: Woollaston's Mahana Magic
Jan 3rd: Thank you Santa for the prezzies

From the old Blog
Dec 31st: Riesling to the occasion - Part 3: Rippon, Dry River, Pegasus Bay, Rockburn
Dec 21st: Riesling to the occasion - Part 2: Auburn
Dec 20th: Riesling to the occasion - Part 1: West Brook
Dec 13th: Mahurangi River's 2010 vintage excels
Nov 26th: Alexandra Pinots have the x-factor
Nov 18th: AirNZ Wine Awards and some stats from the past few years

Radio Live Wine Me Up Wednesday
Sep 5th: Looking back on what we tasted
Aug 29th: Seifried Nelson Gewurztraminer 2011
Aug 22nd: Beetle Juice Pinot Noir 2010
Aug 15th: Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010
Aug 8th: Babich Family Estate Fernhill Viognier 2011
Aug 1st: Thornbury Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Wine of the Week
Sep 9th: Osawa Prestige Collection Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir 2010
Apr 23rd: Forrest Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2010
Mar 19th: Three Martinborough Stars - Dry River Pinot Gris 2005, Dry River Pinot Noir 1999, Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 1999...
Mar 9th: Misha's Limelight Riesling 2011 - it was the liquorice in this wine that endeared me so much and evoked those childhood memories...
Feb 28th: Eureka Gewurztraminer 2011 and Straw Wine 2011 - Eureka! It grabbed my attention. As it was meant to. A word now synonymous with a fabulous new discovery or epiphany...

Wine Show Stuff
A list of all gold medal winners in recent shows - last addition Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
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