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2012 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Dec 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
Dec 13th: Mahurangi River's 2010 vintage excels

Nov 2012
Nov 26th: Alexandra pinots have the x-factor
Nov 18th: AirNZ Wine Awards and some stats from the past few years
Nov 12th: Diversity at instore wine tastings
Nov 8th: An obscure variety or two

Oct 2012
Oct 31st: George Fistonich: Winemaker
Oct 25th: Gold Medal List Updated
Oct 17th: How to make a picnic wine glass holder
Oct 12th: The NZIWS Champions List booklet is out
Oct 3rd: Highlights from the NZIWS Awards Dinner - Part 3: Vic Williams
Oct 2nd: Highlights from the NZIWS Awards Dinner - Part 2
Oct 1st: Highlights from the NZIWS Awards Dinner - Part 1

Sep 2012
Sep 20th: You can't beat a good Burgundy
Sep 17th: Gold Medal Summary Update
Sep 9th: Outstanding Osawa Pinot from Hawkes Bay
Sep 5th: The Pumas are in town ...
Sep 5th: My Radio Live wine chat ends - looking back on what we tasted

Aug 2012
Aug 31st: Blue wine for a blue moon
Aug 30th: Yes, Gewurztraminer really can reward with cellaring
Aug 29th: Seifried stars on TV and radio as well as in the glass
Aug 29th: Gewurztraminer Feast
Aug 28th: The Shorty Street Wine Experts
Aug 22nd: Beetle Juice - Pinot for Beetles?
Aug 22nd: Top Ten Wine Trends from the last Ten Years
Aug 15th: Hot Reds from Hawkes Bay
Aug 8th: Babich Ve-ohn-ne-ay
Aug 1st: First taste of 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Jul 2012
Jul 30th: Four year old Pinot Gris with balance, equilibrium and harmony
Jul 26th: First look at 2011 Pinot Noirs
Jul 25th: Yalumba and their Shiraz Viognier
Jul 18th: Doctors' Riesling and Waitaki Wine Week tasting dates
Jul 14th: The French Connection
Jul 11th: Getting into bubbly mode for Bastille Day
Jul 4th: A Zin for American Independence Day
Jul 2nd: Sip by Sip at First Glass Wine Options 2012

Jun 2012
Jun 30th: Grasshopper Rocks into my Home
Jun 30th: Four Central Otago Pinots with Rack of Lamb
Jun 29th: Life's too short to drink bad wine but ...
Jun 27th: Heart warming Fine Old Muscat on a wintry cold day
Jun 26th: Corked wine - making the best out of something bad
Jun 20th: A whale of a wine to mull over
Jun 13th: Affordable Bordeaux
Jun 6th: Serious Merlot at an affordable price

May 2012
May 31st: Rabbits take over the Ranch
May 24th: At the Abbey
May 21st: Celebrating last month's International Malbec Day
May 16th: Main Divide Pinot Gris 2011 on Wine Me Up Wednesday
May 15th: Just where do you buy that wine George Wyndham?
May 9th: Playing Wine Options one last time
May 7th: Meeting the Messenger
May 2nd: Top 50, Top 10 and Giesen The Brothers Chardonnay
May 1st: Wrights of Gisborne, vegetarian wines and first taste of 2012

April 2012
Apr 23rd: For champions of Chenin, Forrest delivers
Apr 16th: V is for Vegan - and there are wines for you!
Apr 11th: What kind of wine shopper are you?
Apr 10th: A is for Arneis

March 2012
Mar 21st: Wine Me Up Wednesday: Waimea Classic Riesling 2009
Mar 18th: Who is Clark Estate and isn't two Degrees a telephone company?
Mar 17th: A little bit of the Irish in Te Mata's iconic Coleraine
Mar 14th: Decanting Woodthorpe Syrah and the 'slosh jug' way
Mar 11th: Misha's in the Limelight
Mar 8th: Johnny Q on Radio Live
Mar 7th: Kumeu River Pinot Noir harvest - a photo essay
Mar 1st: The grape harvest is getting near

February 2012
Feb 29th: Romantic Tiki Rosť on Leap Year Day
Feb 28th: Eureka - A New Star is born
Feb 27th: Gold Medal update - Sydney International and Royal Easter Show
Feb 26th: Cuisine Aromatics - Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris
Feb 23rd: Sensational Japanese food and wine matches
Feb 22nd: Wedding Wine on a Budget
Feb 16th: Tips for a New Zealand wine lover's vinous survival in Australia
Feb 14th: Top Valentine's Day tipple
Feb 13th: Biodynamic winemaking taking off
Feb 7th: Wine of the Week: Passage Rock Waiheke island Pinot Gris 2011
Feb 1st: Mills Reef, Maui and Heron's Flight on Wine Me Up Wednesday

January 2012
Jan 31st: Keeping cold on a hot summer's day
Jan 31st: Wine of the Week: Rippon Central Otago Gamay Noir 2011
Jan 23rd: Wine of the Week: Heron's Flight Unplugged Dolcetto 2011
Jan 23rd: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 10 - First Estate but not the last
Jan 20th: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 9 - The white sands of Karikari
Jan 18th: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 8 - The road to Russell and Omata Estate
Jan 12th: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 7 - Marsden's Landing
Jan 10th: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 6 - Top Gun Marsden Estate
Jan 9th: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 5 - Chambo at Ake Ake
Jan 5th: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 4 - Fat Pigs and Labradors
Jan 4th: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 3 - Pukekos everywhere
Jan 3rd: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 2 - TBO at Cottle Hill
Jan 2nd: Touring New Zealand's Vinous North: Part 1 - A collection of quirky labels

2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

December 2011
Dec 31st: Wrapping up my New Zealand Wine Year
Dec 31st: Christmas Wine Highlights
Dec 21st: Drinking with Paul Henry on Wine Me Up Wednesday
Dec 20th: Two Pink Sweeties, Belated Thanks and Recent Wednesday Tasting Highlights
Dec 20th: Festive Bubbles
Dec 12th: And now for something completely different
Dec 9th: Back from a long weekend away, sans car
Dec 2nd: Top Pinot Gris a difficult food match and Wednesday highlights
Dec 1st: Tasting note catch-up on recycling day

November 2011
Nov 30th: The glass does make a difference
Nov 26th: Invivo and Waimea make real Sauv too
Nov 25th: Pascal Schiele presents Gustav Lorentz of Alsace
Nov 23rd: Low alcohol Sauvignon Blanc - does it deliver
Nov 22nd: Gemstones in my Blushing Monk Rosť
Nov 18th: Wednesday 'Wine Me Up' Highlights
Nov 15th: Wine of the Week: Morton Estate Black Label Chardonnay 2007
Nov 14th: Villa Maria Trade Day tasting
Nov 13th: Villa Maria makes wine show history
Nov 12th: 25 years of the Air NZ Wine Awards and Wednesday's highlights
Nov 9th: Ruby and Tawny go head to head on Radio Live
Nov 7th: Wine of the Week: Chard Farm Riesling
Nov 6th: Sages of the NZ Wine Industry reflect on the past
Nov 5th: Air NZ Wine Awards ups #NZwine gold medal tally
Nov 4th: Talking about wine and roses on Radio Live
Nov 3rd: A 21-year-old Chenin Blanc
Nov 2nd: A 33-year-old vintage Port

October 2011
Oct 29th: Cellared Neudorf, brand new Greywacke and other vinous stars
Oct 27th: Learning about Chianti for a tasting on Radio Live
Oct 24th: Drinking Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay for the RWC Final
Oct 23rd: Drinking Australian wines for the RWC Bronze Final
Oct 19th: NZ v France taste-off on Radio Live - hysteria takes over
Oct 16th: How many wine shows do we need?
Oct 12th: Talking about Rosť with Paul Henry on Radio Live
Oct 10th: Pinot Gris excites with several stars revealed
Oct 5th: Tasting Syrah, Shiraz and Petite Sirah on Radio Live
Oct 4th: Ring around the Rosies

September 2011
Sep 30th: Stoneleigh with Latitude
Sep 28th: Wine me Up Wednesday on radio Live: Ranking RWC countries by wine production
Sep 27th: A Sacred tasting with Tony Bish
Sep 22nd: Wine Me Up Wednesday: Ten Tips for Cellaring Wine
Sep 21st: Growing old Gracefully
Sep 18th: Wine of the Week: Ake Ake Northland Merlot 2009
Sep 15th: Wine Me Up Wednesday: Savouring the North
Sep 12th: Wine of the Week: Muddy Water Unplugged Riesling 2009
Sep 10th: All Blacks, Pinot Blacks and Beetlejuice
Sep 8th: Book Review: Pinot Central by Alan Brady
Sep 7th: Wine Me Up Wednesday: Legends, Achievements, Roaring Meg and Slapjack
Sep 5th: Cabernet Day - Kidnappers Cliff, Te Awa and Mills Reef
Sep 4th: Glitz, Glamour, Trophy Winners and Legends
Sep 1st: Wine Me Up Wednesday on Radio Live: Kumeu River, Nautilus and Twelve

August 2011
Aug 31st: Wine of the Week: Nautilus Marlborough Cuvee
Aug 29th: 174 NZ wines win gold in August
Aug 24th: Talking with Paul Henry on Radio Live about gimmicky wine labels
Aug 24th: Wine of the Week: 199 Gold Medal Wines
Aug 23rd: Kumeu River and Melba's Potatoes
Aug 18th: Talking about wine and wine shows with Paul Henry on the Radio
Aug 15th: Wine of the Week: Rock Ferry Central Otago Tempranillo 2009
Aug 14th: Tasting someone else's favourites
Aug 11th: Stellar reds from north of the tunnels
Aug 10th: A Highs and Lows Tasting
Aug 9th: Wine of the Week: Gladstone Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2009
Aug 8th: Seduced by Viognier
Aug 5th: Wine Me Up Wednesday and a very expensive white
Aug 1st: Tasting Rieslings in Winter is better

July 2011
Jul 29th: Outstanding Cabernet Shiraz blends from Yalumba
Jul 27th: 100 Must-Try New Zealand Wines
Jul 27th: Getting lost on a regional tour of Chardonnay
Jul 27th: Weekend Wines: Rock Ferry, Seresin, Palliser and Coopers Creek
Jul 23rd: Dry River - the Audrey Hepburn of Pinot Gris
Jul 22nd: National Poetry Day - Vineyard Poem
Jul 21st: Talking about the price of wine and Shingle Peak on the radio
Jul 20th: Auburn Rieslings - versatile and food friendly
Jul 18th: Winemaker visits and Wine of the Week
Jul 17th: Rant: One reason why I don't usually score wines
Jul 15th: A twittering winescribe
Jul 14th: French Onion Soup and Alsace Pinot Gris
Jul 13th: You can't do facial expressions on radio
Jul 11th: Wine of the Week, Wednesday Roundup and Yoga
Jul 10th: Lunch with the Churtons
Jul 10th: Trivia - Top wines at Webb's auctions in the 2010/2011 year
Jul 10th: Auckland on top in the Spiegelau International Wine Competition
Jul 7th: Warm, cosy, cuddly Merlot
Jul 6th: Becoming redundant as consumers take over
Jul 4th: Finding a wine to toast American Independence Day
Jul 3rd: Taylors from the Clare Valley with Helen McCarthy

June 2011
Jun 30th: More Gold Medal winners announced
Jun 29th: Wine of the Week: Riverby Noble Riesling 2009
Jun 26th: First Glass Wine Options - the 2011 event
Jun 25th: Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 1998 and slow cooked mushrooms
Jun 24th: Cuisine's magazine's top Shiraz and Syrah tasting
Jun 24th: Coming soon and a Fromm star
Jun 21st: Short Days, Long Nights and Matariki
Jun 18th: Gewurztraminer at the Negociants NZ Roadshow
Jun 17th: Pinot Gris vibes from the Negociants NZ Roadshow
Jun 16th: Be Cos - Europeans at the Negociants NZ Roadshow
Jun 15th: Great Gewurztraminers from the 2009 vintage
Jun 12th: A tasting with Alastair Maling MW
Jun 11th: Does Viognier age?
Jun 9th: Vibes from the Eurovintage Roadshow
Jun 8th: Breidecker - something you don't see every day
Jun 6th: Queen's Birthday Honours to viticulturists
Jun 5th: Treasure from the cellar - St Jerome
Jun 4th: A kiwi take on matching food with Gewurz
Jun 2nd: Gossip Wire - Stonyridge, Mudbrick, Pay for reviews, etc
Jun 1st: Waiheke Winegrowers come to town: 2011

May 2011
May 30th: Very nice viognier
May 29th: The art of blending whites
May 28th: A Matter of Transparency
May 25th: Kiwi wines banned from Aussie shows: NZIWS the scapegoat
May 23rd: Wine of the Week: Georges Road Riesling 2010
May 21st: Something old, something new
May 16th: Three-Year-Old Riesling
May 15th: Duck with Orange Star Anise Sauce, Pinot Noir and Syrah
May 14th: Value Sauv, Class Chard and Juicy Peen-o
May 12th: Takutai - the coastal connection
May 10th: Tasting some of Bob Campbell's rising star producers
May 9th: Alternative Sauvignon Blancs - where do they fit in?
May 6th: Is there a case for sub-regional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?
May 2nd: The bridesmaid turns heads in a Distant Land
May 1st: Here we go gathering nuts in May

April 2011
Apr 30th: Blues, Breakers, Brides and Brown Bros
Apr 28th: Gorgeous Gewurz, Tasteless Thai and Wireless Woes
Apr 21st: Sauvignon Sadness
Apr 20th: Edel Weiss
Apr 18th: A stunning quartet of Merlot Malbec blends
Apr 17th: World Malbec Day
Apr 14th: On the Pinotage bandwagon again
Apr 13th: Birthday Chardonnay Treat
Apr 11th: Lifesavers, corkscrews and Wednesday's tasting
Apr 7th: Vale Mr Purple Death
Apr 5th: Reefers and Jungle Juice
Apr 4th: Syrah from the Island
Apr 3rd: Easter Show trophy winners
Apr 2nd: It was April Fools Day, but this Sauvignon Blanc wine was no joke

March 2011
Mar 30th: A bloody harvest, by Jove
Mar 29th: Pinotage comes of age
Mar 27th: Muddy Water turns grey
Mar 23rd: Going ga-ga over Gewurztraminer
Mar 22nd: Harvest Moon in Hawkes Bay
Mar 18th: New wine blogs I like
Mar 14th: Persimmons and Pinot Gris
Mar 13th: Mighty Te Mata
Mar 9th: Quake impacts wineries and Seductive Pinot Noirs from here
Mar 6th: Seductive Pinot Noir from elsewhere
Mar 2nd: Auckland harvest underway
Mar 1st: Gold Medal Update

February 2011
Feb 28th: Easter Show and Sydney Gold Medals
Feb 27th: Three Sauv Blancs show varietal diversity
Feb 28th: Easter Show and Sydney Gold Medals
Feb 23rd: The future is a promise to nobody
Feb 20th: Hunters Rieslings have Heritage
Feb 15th: Who really planted Marlborough's first grapevine?
Feb 13th: Peaches and Soljans Chardonnay
Feb 10th: Sideways goes Vertical
Feb 9th: Air New Zealand wins sky high wine awards
Feb 6th: New Zealand Reserve Pinot Noir
Feb 5th: Surprising 'Red Bubbles' Gift
Feb 3rd: You get what you pay for
Feb 2nd: NZ wineries safe in mass sell off

January 2011
Jan 26th: Australia Day Toast
Jan 23rd: Sauvignon Blanc - the definitive salad wine
Jan 18th: Sparkling Sauvignon Star
Jan 17th: Wild South on the East Coast
Jan 13th: Capricious Arneis
Jan 11th: Feeling Groovy
Jan 10th: Chill your whites this summer
Jan 7th: Bannockburn in 1998
Jan 6th: Blood-red wines on the Matakana Wine Trail
Jan 1st: An old wine for a New Year

2010 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Top

December 2010
Dec 31st: Reflecting on 365 days just past
Dec 24th: Last Minute Christmas Preparations
Dec 23rd: Late Harvest Heaven
Dec 21st: I'm Dreaming of a Red Christmas
Dec 20th: New Zealand Riesing Challenge
Dec 18th: Delicious Riesling confusion
Dec 16th: Pizza and Pinot at the Beach
Dec 12th: Bubbles week: Part 7 - Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
Dec 10th: Bubbles week: Part 6 - Other Varietals
Dec 9th: Bubbles week: Part 5 - Morton Methode
Dec 8th: Bubbles week: Part 4 - Daniel and his Sabre
Dec 7th: Bubbles week: Part 3 - Jacob and Coconut Spaghetti
Dec 6th: Bubbles week: Part 2 - Virginie
Dec 5th: Bubbles week: Part 1 - Clayridge
Dec 1st: Sauvignon Blanc a winner with Oysters - and more

November 2010
Nov 30th: Pinot Gris Class of 2009
Nov 29th: Pinot Gris Class of 2010
Nov 23rd: You don't have to be 'Elite' to be the best
Nov 21st: Peregrine soars to giddy heights
Nov 20th: Tiki's Winemaker revealed, a few tasty Sauvs and Squealing Pigs
Nov 14th: More Wine Show Gold Medals
Nov 7th: Kidnapped at a Cliff
Nov 1st: Pinot Noir Vertical

October 2010
Oct 31st: Festival of Wines
Oct 28th: Festival of Roses
Oct 27th: Godello is Verdelho
Oct 23rd: Waiting for Godello
Oct 21st: More wine show results
Oct 19th: Mimi, the new girl in town
Oct 18th: Hello, hello, goodbye, goodbye.
Oct 17th: Is wine really cheaper than water?
Oct 8th: Rimu Grove Pinot Gris 2009 x 2
Oct 6th: Martinborough Vineyards Chardonnay 2008
Oct 5th: Bella by Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Oct 4th: Blackenbrook Nelson Muscat 2010
Oct 2nd: Seresin Estate Chardonnay 2008
Oct 1st: Toi Toi Brookdale Reserve Pinot Gris 2009

September 2010
Sep 29th: Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Sep 28th: Boulders amongst the vines
Sep 26th: Morepork from Fat Pigs
Sep 20th: The Best of the Best
Sep 10th: Gold Medals Galore
Sep 6th: A Stolen Kiss at Show Time

August 2010
Aug 31st: New Vintage Thrillers
Aug 30th: Lots of Newsy Bits
Aug 29th: Chris Keys' Passion for Pinot
Aug 25th: New vintage Pinot Noirs surprise
Aug 23rd: 60 new wine reviews
Aug 19th: Drinking the Savvy Dregs
Aug 17th: Another Classy Auckland Chardonnay
Aug 13th: Delicous Dolcetto and Tempting Sangiovese
Aug 10th: Sacred Hill on the TV
Aug 6th: Hyping up my favourite wine regions
Aug 2nd: Drinking with a Star
Aug 1st: The Day After the Night Before

July 2010
Jul 31st: Blast from the Past
Jul 30th: Six Juicy Merlots
Jul 28th: Drinking is good for you - but what kind of drink
Jul 27th: Distributor News
Jul 26th: Wine from the Heart
Jul 25th: Sauvignon Blanc Weekend
Jul 23th: Blockbusters at the Wednesday Tasting
Jul 22nd: More about Echolands
Jul 20th: New Stop on the Kumeu Wine Trail
Jul 19th: The Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand?
Jul 18th: Taumarunui on the Main Trunk Line
Jul 16th: Token Bastille Day Wines
Jul 15th: Tempting Malbec
Jul 14th: Potato, Cheese, Soup and Chardonnay
Jul 13th: Kaffir Lime Aromatic Delight
Jul 11th: Blind Tasting Confusion
Jul 8th: Black Barn's Mediterranean Trio
Jul 4th: Born in the USA
Jul 2nd: Paying Homage to Syrah
Jul 1st: Bracken's Law and Order

June 2010
Jun 30th: Syrah from the heart
Jun 29th: Running with Ducks
Jun 27th: Oz is in the room - Wine Options and Wednesday Tasting Redux
Jun 25th: The taste of summer in winter - First of 2010
Jun 24th: Rugby and Wine do mix - off the field
Jun 20th: WOTW: Kumeu River Chardonnay and Wednesday Update
Jun 10th: WOTW: Pinot Noir and Pate
Jun 7th: Wine Competition Update plus the Wednesday Tasting
Jun 6th: Auckland's Best Restaurants according to ....
Jun 2nd: John Hill, Waimea, Wild Earth and Moana
Jun 1st: Review: Crowded House

May 2010
May 31st: South Island Redux - Part 9 - Marlborough
May 30th: South Island Redux - Part 8 - Nelson Day 2
May 27th: South Island Redux - Part 7 - Nelson Day 1 cont'd
May 15th: South Island Redux - Part 6 - Nelson Day 1
May 11th: South Island Redux - Part 5 - Driving the Wairau Valley
May 9th: South Island Redux - Part 4 - Driving the Awatere Valley
May 7th: South Island Redux - Part 3 - Canterbury
May 6th: South Island Redux - Part 2 - Mt Beautiful
May 5th: South Island Redux - Part 1 - Yealands
May 2nd: Weekend Catchup
May 1st: Autumn Colours at Kumeu River

April 2010
Apr 16th: Back to the Wednesday Tasting gig
Apr 14th: Wine of the Week: Bay Glen Canterbury Pinot Gris 2008
Apr 7th: Good Friday vibes with Johanneshof
Apr 4th: Wine of the Week: Auburn Twilight Riesling 2009
Apr 1st: It's no joke and the Pinot is definitely good

March 2010
Mar 26th: Time Travel
Mar 22nd: Monday Update Te Mata and Trophies
Mar 18th: A Series of Sauvs from Sileni
Mar 17th: A Prime perspective of Prophet's Rock
Mar 15th: Monday Update sharing the love
Mar 11th: Pinot Noir 2010 videos online
Mar 10th: Meeting Nina from Catalina
Mar 9th: Nautilus Estate's 25th Anniversary
Mar 8th: Harvest Festival at West Brook
Mar 6th: Gold Medal Summary Updated
Mar 5th: Highlights from Wednesday's Tasting
Mar 4th: Treasures from a Cellar - Part 3
Mar 3rd: Treasures from a Cellar - Part 2
Mar 2nd: Treasures from a Cellar - Part 1
Mar 1st: A Zone Becoming a Boundary

February 2010
Feb 28th: A Savvy Weekend
Feb 28th: Reading Between the Scores
Feb 24th: A Lavish Lunch with Locharburn Wines
Feb 22nd: It's not unusual
Feb 20th: Central Otago Pinot Noir vs Central Otago Pinot Noir and a magnificent Marlborough
Feb 18th: New Central Otago Wine map and new wineries
Feb 17th: Thai Lemongrass Pork and Gewurztraminer
Feb 16th: Peach Soup and Pinot Gris
Feb 15th: The new Lawson's Dry Hills 'Pioneer' range
Feb 14th: Valentine's Day wine for Petrol Heads
Feb 12th: Pinotage Party
Feb 11th: Pinot Noir 2010 redux
Feb 10th: Plagiarising Wine Notes
Feb 6th: Wednesday's tasting highlights
Feb 5th: Pinot Noir Week - $30 and under
Feb 4th: Pinot Noir Week - A Dry River mini vertical
Feb 3rd: Pinot Noir Week - A New Zealand history Part 1
Feb 2nd: Pinot Noir Week - Auckland beauties under $25
Feb 1st: Pinot Noir 2010
Feb 1st: WOTW: Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2008

January 2010
Jan 30th: Focus on Spain
Jan 29th: A Dry Riesling food match
Jan 27th: Riesling drinkability
Jan 26th: Australia Day bubbles
Jan 25th: WOTW: Alpha Domus AD Aviator 2007
Jan 24th: Focus on Italy
Jan 22nd: Spinning a story with something different
Jan 19th: Riesling Highlights and Wine of the Week
Jan 18th: Tasting Big Name Australians
Jan 14th: June in January
Jan 13th: Message on a cork
Jan 11th: Saving the best bubbles 'til last
Jan 9th: Swooning over Moscato
Jan 7th: Boom Diddy Boom
Jan 6th: Another Hawkes Bay bubbles
Jan 5th: 'H' is for Hill, I presume
Jan 3rd: Messages in the 'firsts' of the Year
Jan 2nd: WOTW: Gladstone Wairarapa Viognier 2009
Jan 1st: Lobster Reef evokes summer, sea and fun

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