Introducing the Winedub

The world’s only mobile VW wine tasting experience After almost two years planning and meticulous restoration a world-first novel mobile tasting experience is providing a new opportunity to promote premium New Zealand wines to locals and international visitors at major events. Developed by Rick Nelson, owner of The Winery, Queenstown’s premiere wine store; the Winedub […]

Taittinger Tribute

SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE TOAST TO THIBAUD IV When Thibaud IV, Comte de Champagne, returned home to France from the Crusades in 1240 he brought two treasures with him from Cyprus. The first was the Damask Rose, the second was a vine which would become the mark of Champagne Taittinger. Nearly 800 years later guests at a […]

Jervois Steak House at Sofitel Queenstown

The Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is sharing its taste for the good life and great dining with its guests, signing up the recently opened Jervois Steak House (JSH) as its official signature restaurant partner. In addition to welcoming external patrons, the popular new steak house (which launched in December last year) will also now […]

From Red Dirt to Red Wine, Geldof in Western Australia

Global Philanthropist and music legend Sir Bob Geldof made a whirlwind tour of Western Australia’s beautiful Kimberley and Margaret River regions this week. After quietly slipping into the East Kimberley town of Kununurra on Saturday afternoon (25 May), Sir Bob did a quick town tour – before surprising guests at the Airnorth Kimberley Moon Experience […]

Peppers “Wine Wars”

AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST WINE REGIONS GO INTO BATTLE The Peppers Gourmet Food Trail launched in August 2012 continues to wind its way down Australia’s east coast with a new ‘Wine Wars’ series of events promoting healthy regional rivalry and the celebration of fine food and wine. ‘Wine Wars’ is a light-hearted series of events bringing ‘rival’ […]

Wine Lovers’ River Cloud II cruise

Vines and Wines of the Old and New World meet Luxury along the Rhine and Moselle on River Cloud II this October. Lovers of wine, food and culture are invited on an exclusive voyage of discovery into the finer things of life on the elegant River Cloud II with the arrival of “Golden October”. Wine […]

The Food Show, Wellington

Nutritious and delicious line-up  … Excitement is building for The Food Show Wellington 2013, it’s so close you can smell it! Kicking off Friday 24th and running until Sunday 26th May, the much-loved Food Show promises to be another un-missable occasion for foodies, wine lovers and budding home chefs alike. Taste, smell and enjoy, it’s […]

‘Good living’ concept for Arrowtown

After three successful months in operation, Queenstown’s award-winning Gibbston Valley Winery is relocating its Arrowtown Tasting Room to larger premises right next door. The new Tasting Room is expanding its offering to encompass all elements of ‘good living’ – from award winning Gibbston Valley wines to Mediterranean and artisan-style food and products from New Zealand […]

Consumer-focused wine awards

Entries are now open for the 2013 New World Wine Awards and top winemakers are encouraging their peers to enter. In addition to the distinction of an award that recognises quality on the same international scale as all other wine competitions, winning winemakers are guaranteed national distribution and extensive brand exposure. Greg Day from Kahurangi […]

Kangaroo Island FEASTival

25-30 April 2013 Explore one of Kangaroo Island’s best events celebrating gastronomy, wine, natural wilderness and lifestyle. The Kangaroo Island FEASTival will see over 15 dining events laid out across the Island to highlight the exceptional Kangaroo Island food, wine and produce on offer. From a local feast with MasterChef Australia’s George Calombaris to a […]