NZ Listener Columns
  • After our columnist’s marathon annual tastings, here are 23 hot wines for great summer drinking.

    Issue 3945 17 December 2015

    Gently chilled whites and rosés always hit the spot during the heat of summer, but around barbecues, there’s also strong demand for reds. This year, when I’d tasted more than 3000 New Zealand wines – it’s dirty work, as you can imagine – these ones stood out for their dazzling quality, irresistible value – or both. SAUVIGNON BLANC Starborough Family Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (5 stars): This is a five-star wine at a three-star price – in other words, wonderful value. Estate-grown in the Wairau…

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