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Click the JOIN button on this website, enter your details and pay for your subscription via our secure payment page. An email will be sent to you confirming your membership.

How do I purchase a gift subscription?

Click here or on the Buy Now button on the home page of the website. Enter your details, then pay for the gift subscription via our secure payment page. (An email will be sent to you confirming your gifted subscription.) Then, under My Account drop down menu, click on My Gift Vouchers. Choose a link to either send an email voucher to the recipient or receive an email with a printable voucher (as a PDF file). Once you have chosen an option, you will then be able to add the recipient’s details.

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You will have received an emailed letter confirming your gift and containing your gift code. Either click on the link to redeem, or click here to subscribe using your gift code. You will be asked to enter your email address (this becomes your user name) and a password or login if you are already a member.

What does membership cost?

A one-year membership is $39.99 New Zealand dollars. This is a recurring cost, paid out automatically each year on your billing date.

How do I change my password?

  1. Login to your account HERE
  2. In the My Account screen click on EDIT PROFILE
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and you will see a field to change your password.
  4. Press “Update” to confirm the password change.

Where can I buy Michael Cooper’s books?

Michael’s books are available from all good booksellers in New Zealand.

You can get them online, with free postage within New Zealand, from Upstart Press.

Can I purchase previous editions?

While the previous year’s edition may still be available, older editions are out of print and no longer able to be purchased. However, tasting notes from the eight most recent editions are all available on this website.

How do I get my wines reviewed in New Zealand Wines?

All New Zealand wines tasted by Michael are reviewed in his annual New Zealand Wines, published each November on the website and as a printed book. Michael also adds new reviews throughout the year to the website, focusing on recent releases that offer standout quality or value.

To have your wines reviewed, please send a sample bottle of each wine (bottled ready for sale), an indication of its approximate retail price in New Zealand, and any background information, to Michael:

For delivery instructions, please contact us by clicking here.