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Wine of the Week review archives. Wednesday Round-up

Varietal Tastings - reviewed by vintage in alphabetical order by producer
Chardonnay Gewurztraminer
Riesling
Pinot Gris Sauvignon Blanc Other Whites
Bubblies Sweeties Pinks
Cabernet dominant Merlot dominant Pinotage
Pinot Noir Shiraz Other Reds
Producer Tastings and Feature Articles
New Zealand Producer and Variety Tastings
Other local wines are classified by variey, refer to the index above.

John Forrest - A Man For All Rieslings - 1 Sep 2008.
Te Mata Estate 2007 Showcase New Release Tasting - 11 Mar 2007.
Love Fest - Three James Love Pinots - 17 Jan 2007.
Seven Pinot Noirs - 28 Nov 2006.
Olssens Slapjack Creek Pinot Noir Vertical - 9 Sep 2006.
Michelle Richardson's new releases - 15 Aug 2006.
Murdoch James 20th Anniversary Tasting - 26 Jul 2006.
Kumeu River 20th Anniversary Chardonnay release - 20 Jul 2006.
Godzone Rhone - A tasting of Te Mata Estate Syrah and Viognier - 15 Jan 2006.
A Vertical Tasting of Esk Valley 'The Terraces' - 30 Sep 2005.
A Tasting with Philip Woollaston - 15 Dec 2004.
A Tasting of Huia Wines - 30 Nov 2004.
A Cloudy Bay Retrospective - 6 Oct 2004.
A Dry River vertical - Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir - 16 Jul 2004.
Nine Top Chardonnays - 21 May 2004.
Hawkes Bay versus Bordeaux - 5 May 2004.
A Dry River vertical - Gewurztraminer and Syrah - 13 Mar 2004.
The Kemblefield Release Tasting - 8 Mar 2004.
An evening with Blair Walter and Felton Road - 4 Mar 2004.
The Stonecroft Release Tasting - 1 Mar 2004.
The Te Mata Annual Release - Feb 2004.
The Matariki Pilgrimage - Nov 2003.
Single Vineyard Wines from Villa Maria - Nov 2003.
The Hawkes Bay Charity Wine Auction 2003 - 26 July 2003.
The Evolution of Te Mata Coleraine - 1989 - 2000. 24 May 2003.
Pinot Noir: Comparing Cost and Quality - 7 October 2002.
The Waipara Wine and Food Celebration - April 14, 2002.
A celebration of Taste Martinborough - January 1, 2002.
Hawkes Bay Vintners Charity Auction 2002 - a preview. November 15th 2001.
A mini-vertical at Kumeu River - August 2001.
A 2001 winter reconnaisse to the Matakana Vineyards - July 2001.
A very special Pinot Noir - Tasted January 26th 2001.
The new wave of New Zealand winemaking - a look at some new varieties with Te Mata. November 7th 2000.

Sauvignon Blanc specials
South Africa vs NZ Sauvignon Blanc (2002 vintage) - The Redux - 14 Sep 2003.
South Africa vs NZ Sauvignon Blanc (2002 vintage) - Part 1 - April 2003.
South Africa vs NZ Sauvignon Blanc (2002 vintage) - Part 2 - April 2003.
Six of the Best - South Africa vs NZ Sauvignon Blanc - April 14, 2002.

Pinot Noir Specials
Pinot Noir 2004 - The International Tasting - Feb 2004.
Feasting on Pinot at Pinot - Nov 2003.
3rd Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration - NZ Pinot Noir Tasting - 14 March 2003.
3rd Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration - Red Burgundy Tasting - 14 March 2003.
Pinot Noir 2001 - the New Zealand tasting - Tasted January 27th 2001.
Pinot Noir 2001 - the International tasting - Tasted January 26th 2001.

Penfolds
Penfolds - the 2003 'Bin' wines and others - Feb 2006.
Penfolds - the 2001 'Bin' wines and others - Feb 2004.
The Penfolds 1999 'Bin' releases - February 3, 2002.
Dining with the Don - The Penfolds '1998' Bin wines - Tasted March 26th 2001.
The Penfolds 1997 Bin wines - tasted 10th May 2000.
The Penfolds 1996 'Bin' wines including the hedonistic 1994 Grange. These wines were tasted 4th May 1999.
The Penfolds 1995 'Bin' wines, including the 1993 Grange. These wines were tasted on May 13th 1998, at a tasting held at Southcorp and presented by Penfold's red wine oenologist, Peter Gago.

These following wines are mostly imported into NZ.

Yalumba with Jane Ferrari - Jul 2004.
A tasting of Leeuwin Estate - May 2004.
A Supertasting of Frescobaldi and Delas - 18 Aug 2003.
No Messing with Meshach - 18 Aug 2003.
A few wine from Torres, the King of Spanish wines - 29 July 2003.
A tasting of Wirra Wirra from the McLaren Vale - 20 July 2003.
Doon Under - A tasting of Bonny Doon in NZ. 20 May 2003.
A few bubbles - mostly from the House of Mot et Chandon - 16 February 2003.
Tasting the Montana Portfolio - 12 January 2003.
Potty Pinot - 15 December 2002.
A Tatachilla Masterclass - 23 October 2002.
A Tuscan Festival with Badia a Coltibuono - 2 October 2002.
Jacquart Champagne - August 2002.
A chip off the St Hallet Old Block - August 2002. (tasted July 8)
Petaluma comes to Auckland - August 2002. (tasted July 8)
Going Mentelle - July 2, 2002. (tasted June 17)
That's Elementary my dear Sandalford! - July 3, 2002. (tasted June 11)
A tasting of Henschke Wines - July 2, 2002. (tasted June 10)
A Day in Adelaide - June 9, 2002.
Our Friends to the West - Negociants' Aussies - May 15, 2002.
Burgeoning with flavour - the wines of Grant Burge - April 30, 2002.
A taste of Moravia in New Zealand - April 8, 2002.
A few from J&F Lurton - March 20, 2002.
A Port Tasting with Rupert Symington - February 28, 2002.
Philippe Morizet Champagne and other Frenchies - December 10th 2001.
Dinner with Michel Chapoutier - December 3rd 2001.
The Wines of Leflaive - December 2nd 2001.
A tasting of some screwcapped wines - August 2001.
Lanson bubblies - June 2001.
From Old Masters to Great Masters - A sherry revelation - tasted August 2000.

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