Fine Wine Online

+64 9 377 2300 50 Cook Street
Auckland, 1010
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The Fine Wine Delivery Company had its modest beginning from our home on Auckland’s North Shore over 10-years ago. Armed with a clear vision and consumed with a passion to succeed I had no idea we would one day become New Zealand’s leading fine wine retailer. It was born over a luncheon in Ponsonby and formalised over a coffee on a boat moored at Westhaven in concert with close friend and founding shareholder Bryan Chitham who remains a shareholder today. Incorporated on 23 June 1997 our first official trading day was 1 August. I vividly remember hosting a tasting for around sixty willing friends of friends securing $5,000 worth of orders that night and feeling like we had just won lotto. The next day I was a one man band having to invoice the wine, manually process credit card payments, order in the wine, despatch it and do the banking, that’s how good business’s start. The next twelve months were exciting and crammed with innovation. We purchased tables, seats and a covered trailer and would Read more »

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  • As a UK journalist, and Master of Wine, I discuss, criticise and recommend not the fine wine, the great vintages, the en primeurs, but the everyday, the bargain, the high volume.  I taste thousands of wines each year of low, mediocre and good quality, and, within perhaps 80 or 90 tasted at one supermarket or off licence tasting, will find perhap... Read More

    From the article A Salute to Wine in the United Kingdom


  • I posted this as a reply to another thread about travel shock, but that thread never got bumped up to the front page, for some reason. Guess I'll have to start a new topic, as my curiosity remains unsatiated.So I've done my reading on the subject (http://www.wineloverspage.com/dibbern/shock07.phtml, et al) but I'm looking for any anecdotal evide... Read More

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  • When you're in the business of making romance happen, it doesn't hurt to own your own wine bar. Following a long line of celebrities who've turned their attention to the wine bar business, Patti Stranger, the fiery-tongued Cupid of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker reality dating show, has supposedly revealed to Radar Online she's looking for some ... Read More

    From the article Millionaire Matchmaker On the Hunt for L.A. Wine Bar


  • Once the purview of wine professionals, restaurant staff, and the geekiest of vinous geeks, in the last decade wine certifications have opened up to almost all levels of interest and knowledge. The big three in the U.S. are the Court of Master Sommeliers (focusing on wine knowledge and service), the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (or WSET, foc... Read More

    From the article Turning Wine Passion into Profession


  • New York-based Wally's Wine Auction's recently released the results of its two-part Roy Welland Collection auction, which took place at the auction house's New York location and Los Angeles location this past September and November, respectively. “Over 350 bidders got down to business and clamored for … the incredible Roy Welland Collection, res... Read More

    From the article Roy Welland Wine Collection Fetches $12 Million


  • Dubai International Airport is now home to a prestigious collection of Australia's legendary Penfolds Grange Shiraz. Released this past week, the collection is available at fine wine dealer Le Clos. The collection is sold as one lot and contains at least one bottle for every vintage in the past 60 years and includes 61 bottles in total. The coll... Read More

    From the article Rare Collection of Grange Available at Dubai Airport


  • Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More

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  • Perhaps we can throw all sorts of wines in here with a mysterious WTF factor, whether photos of the wine, its label, logo, descriptions or what have you. Who knows what they might be? I'll start things out.From the opening scene of the current episode of a well-received TV show: what is this wine? Does it actually exist? What, if anything, is wr... Read More

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  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along the east coast of the United States. A common response to many of the wines I shared and wrote about back then went something like this; “What, they make wine there?” In fact, wine is produced in all 50 states, but many people can count on one hand the wines they have t... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine


  • An Australian leaf from LVMH’s portfolio, the little brother of Moet & Chandon, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot and the beautiful Krug. It’s almost like the outfit that the rest of the family kinda ignore. Not to be confused with Domaine Chandon in the Napa Valley, but they have the same parents anyway. Domaine Chandon does benefit from French winemaker... Read More

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