Wine of the Week Home

Wine Blog

Blog (2007-2012)

Tasting Notes

Food File

Old Stuff
WOTW archives
Vine Dining
Book Reviews
Wine Stories

Vinous Links

About NZ Wine

About this Site

Wine of the Week logo
Wine of the Week info
New Zealand wine of the week -
edited by Sue Courtney
e-mail address:

Follow me on Twitter

Site Feed and RSS Subscription
Gold Medal Winning New Zealand Wines as at 8 March 2016
Hundreds of Tasting Notes
Click here
for reviews by variety
Search this site powered by FreeFind
Latest First Glass 'Wine Education Evenings'
Nov 23 - Gold Medals and New Arrivals
Nov 16 - Chardonnay and Shiraz
Nov 9 - Rod McDonald Wines with Rod McDonald
Nov 2 - Northern versus Southern Hemispheres
Oct 26 - Penfolds New Releases and more
Oct 19 - Brand New to First Glass
Oct 12 - More Golds & Trophies from the NZ International Wine Show
Oct 5 - Trophy Winners from the NZ International Wine Show

From the new Blog
Jul 23rd: Thirty Year Koonunga Wonder
Jul 19th: Four Whites with Asian Baked Salmon
Jul 17th: The real Roses of the Wairau
Jul 15th: Stone the flamin' crows - it's alive and kickin'
Jul 12th: Classy Pinot Noir from Matakana? You bet!
Jul 8th: Quirky d'Arenberg
Jul 7th: A Riesling stands the test of time
Jul 5th: Main Divide Pokiri Pinot Gris
Jul 4th: Celebrating 4th July in New Zealand
Feb 4th: Central Otago's Adventurous Wild Earth

From the old Blog (2012)
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

Radio Live Wine Me Up Wednesday (2012)
Sep 5th: Looking back on what we tasted

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
Click here.
Commentary: How many wine shows do we need in New Zealand?
Read more ...


Check out the WINE OF THE WEEK ARCHIVES for more on wine, food, people and books or check out one of the following links

Wine Reviews | Food Reviews | Wine Stories | Vinous Links

© All work on this site is copyright to Sue Courtney or the other attributed authors. This includes all images that I have taken the original photos of with my digital or still camera.

Sue Courtney's Disclaimer: "The views and reviews I express in this site are my own. I have no ties to any of the named businesses or wineries whose food or wines I review, however I do write tasting notes for First Glass Wines and Spirits' Fine Wine Wednesday tastings and update them to their website, as well as my own. Constructive criticism is always welcome."

All spelling mistakes on this site are my own work.

Read more About this Site.
E-mail me:

Sue's Blog Logo
Sue Courtney's Blog of Vinous Ramblings
Wine, food and other vinous topics from New Zealand
2103 and beyond
Check it out

Sue's Blog Logo
Sue Courtney's Older Blog of Vinous Ramblings
2007 - 2012

Check it out Trophy winner - Tyrells Single Vineyard Belford Hunter Semillon 2004
Congratulations to Tyrells Single Vineyard Belford Hunter Semillon 2004, winner of the Trophy at the 2012 New Zealand International Wine Show.