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Dec 31st: Riesling to the occasion - Part 3: Rippon, Dry River, Pegasus Bay, Rockburn
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Dec 13th: Mahurangi River's 2010 vintage excels
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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...

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