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From the new Blog - 2017
May 17th: This Time Last Year – Part 33:Homeward Bound
May 16th: This Time Last Year – Part 32: Capilano Diversion
May 15th: This Time Last Year – Part 31: Into Canada
May 14th: This Time Last Year – Part 30: Catching up with family in Bellingham
May 13th: This Time Last Year – Part 29: My Last Night in Birch Bay
May 13th: This Time Last Year – Part 28: A trip to Mt Baker
May 12th: This Time Last Year – Part 27: Dinner at Willows Inn on Lummi Island
May 12th: This Time Last Year – Part 26: Food & Wine in Bellingham
May 12th: This Time Last Year – Part 25: Birds at Birch Bay
May 11th: This Time Last Year – Part 24: A Lazy Day in Birch Bay.
May 10th: This Time Last Year – Part 23: A wine tasting in Bellingham.
May 9th: This Time Last Year – Part 22: Across the Ocean once again.
May 8th: This Time Last Year – Part 21: A Geology Tour of Attica
May 7th: This Time Last Year – Part 20: A Wine Tour of Attica
May 6th: This Time Last Year – Part 19: Domaine Gerovassiliou
May 5th: This Time Last Year – Part 18: Wine Roads of Northern Greece
May 4th: This Time Last Year – Part 17: Rest day in Thessaloniki and remembering Pavlos Melas
May 3rd: This Time Last Year – Part 16: A Poignant train Journey
May 2nd: This Time Last Year – Part 15: The Odontotos Rack Railway
May 1st: This Time Last Year – Part 14: Easter Sunday in Greece
Apr 30th: This Time Last Year – Part 13: Western Peloponnese
Apr 29th: This Time Last Year – Part 12: Kalamata to Pyrgos
Apr 28th: This Time Last Year – Part 11: Battle of Kalamata Anniversary Day
Apr 27th: This Time Last Year – Part 10: Corinth to Kalamata
Apr 26th: This Time Last Year – Part 9: The Corinth Canal Crossing
Apr 26th: This Time Last Year – Part 8: The Corinth Cage
Apr 25th: This Time Last Year – Part 7: Athens to Corinth
Apr 25th: This Time Last Year – Part 6: Greek Wine Tourism Planning
Apr 25th: This Time Last Year – Part 5: Anzac Day services
Apr 24th: This Time Last Year – Part 4: A Day in Athens
Apr 23rd: This Time Last Year – Part 3: Going to Greece
Apr 23rd: This Time Last Year – Part 2: LA Stopover
Apr 22nd: This Time Last Year – Part 1: Take Off
Apr 22nd: Graham Norton's Own Rosι with Butter Chicken Curry
Apr 22nd: Why does good wine go bad?
Apr 1st: Tohu Pinot and Lamb
Mar 31st: Pinot Gris Wine Class
Mar 23rd: Matawhero Church House Chenin Blanc 2016
Mar 1st: Stupendous Syrah
Feb 27th: Burgundian Waipara
Feb 17th: Johanneshof at Millwater
Feb 17th: Mission Jewelstone Chardonnay 1994
Feb 6th: Quenching Tohu Pinot Rosι 2016
Feb 3rd: Te Mania Rosι and Chilli Prawns
Feb 2nd: Creative solution for grapevine prunings
Jan 31st: Richmond Plains 'blanc' and nectarines

Latest First Glass 'Wine Education Evenings' - 2016 / 2017
Apr 19 - Dare to be Different
Apr 11 - State of Origin
Apr 5 - Chardonnay and Shiraz
Mar 22 - A Few Italians and New Wednesday Wines
Mar 15 - Foley Wine Portfolio with Alastair Maling MW
Mar 8 - Easter Show Gold Medals
Mar 1 - New Zealand versus the World
Feb 22 - New to First Glass
Feb 15 - An evening with Bob Campbell MW

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
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Commentary: How many wine shows do we need in New Zealand?
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