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Babich 100 Years Celebration
Babich are this year celebrating their 100 years anniversary and to commemorate it they are offering, as a one off special, two 6 bottle mixed cartons at a very special price. Details are: Code 1042 Best of Babich 100 Years White Red Package $81.25 Babich Irongate Chardonnay 2013 Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Babich Black Label Pinot Gris 2015 Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Syrah 2014 Babich Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 Code 1043 Best of Babich 100 Years Red White Package $75.00 Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2013 Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Merlot 2013 Babich Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2012 Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Babich Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014 Babich Family Estates Cowslip Valley Riesling 2012 click for more


There are huge number of olive oil shows worldwide but most focus on local oils. There are around 10 shows that can be rated international in flavour and the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Show is one of those – and a small bouquet olive oil producer from New Zealand has achieved success at the 2014 show. Number 29 Olive Oil won a gold medal. Grahame Taylor, the producer, says his 2014 vintage is the best ever. click for more


Using the talents of Bob Campbell, the September issue of Decanter magazine has determined its own top 20 New Zealand Pinot Noirs. It is pleasing to note that 10 of the 20 Pinot Noirs are available through Growbiz. The wines are Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2011, Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2012, Martinborough Vineyard Marie Zelie Pinot Noir 2010, Chard Farm The Tiger Pinot Noir 2012, Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2012, Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2011, Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2010, Pisa Range Black Poplar Pinot Noir 2012, Woollaston Makana Pinot Noir 2011, and Hawkeshead Pinot Noir 2012 click for more


Sileni have introduced Nano, a range of single serve wines in a plastic mini-bottle with a clip-on glass also in plastic. Sileni wanted an alternative to usual 750ml glass bottle, enabling more convenience, while maintaining the quality of the wine. Working with a French company, Paul Sapin, they designed a 187ml fully recyclable screw cap plastic bottle that protects the wine from sunlight and oxygen and has a two-year shelf life. The first Nano wines, from the Sileni Selection range were a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a Hawke's Bay Pinot Noir. A French Grenache rose is also available and all retail in NZ for $5 a bottle. click for more



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