Pairing wine with fish like a pro: is red a no-go?

Pairing wine with fish like a pro: is red a no-go?

Pairing red or bubbly with seafood? Turns out there are a few easy-to-follow rules when it comes to matching great drops with your catch of the day. Easy!

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Organic and Biodynamic Wines - What's the deal?

Organic and Biodynamic Wines - What's the deal?

Healthy drinking? Hangover-free wine?!? Could it be true? What is this all about? Is the buzz for everything ‘organic’ actually worth it when it comes to wine?

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Wineries and vineyards - what’s the difference?

Wineries and vineyards - what’s the difference?

This may or may not surprise you - but wineries and vineyards aren't at all the same thing. Know your cellar door from your production floor!

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So you bought a nice steak…

So you bought a nice steak…

With steak, the general rule of thumb is you can get bigger, bolder reds to match the heaviness of the flavours of the meat. Find out what's what when barbecuing a great quality bit of beef.

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What’s the Go with Aussie Wines?

What’s the Go with Aussie Wines?

Australian wine is widely available, and it makes some serious drops - but there's a lot of it. But what are the general rules of thumb when it comes to Aussie wine?

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Wine Glasses: Same Same, but Different

Wine Glasses: Same Same, but Different

How do you know which glassware is good to buy, without going totally overboard? And how important is it that your glass is the ‘right’ glass for the wine you’re drinking?

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NZ Wines: What you Need to Know

NZ Wines: What you Need to Know

How could we start introducing you to wines of the world, without recognising the incredible stuff we produce right here in our backyard?! This is all you need to know about local Kiwi wines. 

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Wines of the World: a Regional Guide

Wines of the World: a Regional Guide

When heading abroad, what is the typical wine you should check out while you’re there? We’ve compiled a handy go-to list for next time you jet-set.

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Why are some wines more expensive than others?

Why are some wines more expensive than others?

Aside from prestige or marketing, what is it that *actually* makes some wines more expensive than others? And how can you tell if it’s worthwhile splurging?!

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Spanish Wines: the lowdown

Spanish Wines: the lowdown

It’s true that Spain tends to fly well under the radar when it comes to international recognition. Find out all about Spanish wines, and what makes them so different from other countries'.

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Why learn more about wine, anyway?

Why learn more about wine, anyway?

If you’re a lot like the typical Kiwi, you’ll be used to picking the same few bottles off the shelf at your local. So, what are some of the reasons it's a good idea to get out of your wine rut?

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Is wine actually good for you?

Is wine actually good for you?

Red wine has long been claimed to be healthy, with a huge range of benefits that sound unlikely. So what's the real story - is wine actually good for you?

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