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Date: Tue, Dec 28, 2010

Season Greetings, Three days away and I was back in the office. But what a good Christmas I have had, and I hope you as well. In many ways it was quite memorable, and I will explain why. The day before Christmas I went to the office without shaving. (hot water ran out) Late that afternoon I [...]

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2002 Penfolds Grange Customer Review Winner

Date: Sun, Nov 21, 2010

Thank you to all those pioneers who put fingers to keyboard this weekend and became our first Customer Reviewers! Congratulations to Gary Clarkson who won the draw for a bottle of 2002 Penfolds Grange! Well done Gary this beautiful $620 bottle of wine is on its way out to you – enjoy and drink it [...]

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Review our Wines and Win!

Date: Wed, Nov 17, 2010

Win a  Fabulous Wine Weekend at Parehua Martinborough Country Estate Plus Weekly Prizes! At Winesale we want you to tell the world what you think of our wines! And we’re offering BIG prizes for your reviews. Over the next three months we are going to be giving away loads of weekly prizes plus a giant [...]

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Lady Gaga, and the perfect wine choice.

Date: Sun, Sep 26, 2010

I was watching the news the other day and I saw Lady Gaga dressed in raw meat.  A naked dish sprinkled with talent and thinly sliced beef!  But what about the wine? By itself the “meat”,  thinly sliced (Carpaccio as the Italians call this dish) with a beautifully sprinkling of aged Parmigianino cheese, a drizzle [...]

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The New Zealand Art show

Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010

Winemakers are artists, they work with a liquid medium and have immense pride in their creations. They are insecure, always worried and always passionate. At Winesale.co.nz we work with so many grape artists already we felt we should extend our support to the other arts. We found a brilliant organization called The New Zealand Art [...]

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Stunning Sangiovese $11.99!

Date: Thu, Aug 19, 2010

Sassoregale Sangiovese di Toscana is one of those wines that’s just a little bit hard to pronounce and has us casting our eye down the wine list for something a little less challenging. Big mistake! Sangiovese is the principal grape variety of the famed Chianti wine from Tuscany (probably Italy’s best known red wine). For [...]

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Winesale.co.nz welcomes our new General Manager

Date: Tue, Jul 13, 2010

Our fellow wine lovers, An introduction is needed here. My name is Michael Mebus. I am the new General manager of Winesale.co.nz.  Amongst my many tasks, I have to find you the best wine deals available from New Zealand as well as from overseas and besides that to be informative. So this is my first [...]

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The beauty of Chardonnay

Date: Mon, May 31, 2010

I was fortunate to attend the 2010 International Chardonnay Challenge forum and awards dinner last week. Firstly, I would like to congratulate Prue Younger and her team of helpers and judges for a wonderful event. With the rise of wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, Chardonnay has suffered a decline in consumption but [...]

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Winesale.co.nz gives $6000 to the Threatened Species Trust

Date: Wed, Apr 28, 2010

Since the creation of the Kea Point wine label in 2008, Winesale.co.nz has sold 30,000 bottles with twenty cents from the sale of each bottle going to the Threatened Species Trust. The trust is administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and The Forest and Bird Society. The desire to support the conservation of New [...]

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The Best Pinot Noir in NZ – Officially at Winesale.co.nz

Date: Tue, Mar 23, 2010

Well it has been a long time between drinks but we have found the post button in time to run through some of the magnificent wines we have recently added to the website. It has always been our mission to provide the best wines at the best prices, be it a tasty Sauvignon for no more [...]

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Brightwater Nelson Riesling 2009 wins Gold and Trophy!

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2009

Notes from the Blackboard Brightwater Vineyards have just won Gold and Trophy at the Liquorland Top 100 for their 2009 Nelson Riesling. This is the second time Brightwater have struck Gold and Trophy with this exceptional reisling. The 2009 Riesling is a beautiful example of Nelson Riesling at its best. An off dry succulent style with impeccable [...]

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Brightwater Nelson Riesling 2009 wins Gold and Trophy!

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2009

Notes from the Blackboard Brightwater Vineyards have just won Gold and Trophy at the Liquorland Top 100 for their 2009 Nelson Riesling. This is the second time Brightwater have struck Gold and Trophy with this exceptional reisling. The 2009 Riesling is a beautiful example of Nelson Riesling at its best. An off dry succulent style with impeccable [...]

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We’re all over the country this weekend, come and visit us!

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2009

Winesale.co.nz are showing our wines at three venues throughout the country this weekend. Come along and try some wine and say gidday if you can! We’re at: The Great Taste Food Show in Whangarei to be held on Saturday between 9 and 5.30 at the Forum North Exhibition Centre The Waikato Home and Garden Show on all weekend [...]

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We’re all over the country this weekend, come and visit us!

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2009

Winesale.co.nz are showing our wines at three venues throughout the country this weekend. Come along and try some wine and say gidday if you can! We’re at: The Great Taste Food Show in Whangarei to be held on Saturday between 9 and 5.30 at the Forum North Exhibition Centre The Waikato Home and Garden Show on all weekend [...]

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