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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.