Fine Wine Online

+64 9 377 2300 50 Cook Street
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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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  • My fiance and I are planning our first trip to Napa /Sonoma for our Honeymoon the first week of March. We don't have much planned yet, so would like some advice. Currently, we have a B&B in Healdsburg booked for the last 4 days of the trip...which just so happens to coincide with the first Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting of the year. So e... Read More

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  • Would love your recommendations as well!I have found a few I REALLY like, and a few I've tried that I THOUGHT might fit the bill, and did not.Gracianna is my fav - tasted 2008 Bacigalupi Vineyards Gracianna and LOVED it at Taste of Sonoma.....  I also like Lioco- 2008 "sonoma coast" pinot noir...   Another favorite is the Cosentino 2006 Sonoma P... Read More

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  • Perhaps Bordeaux? My schedule ios frightening, but I do have time free right around the 4th-5th-6th of November.What say we? Read More

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  • These come from our friends over at 'The Wine Buzz', and starts with one for a great cause in downtown Cleveland:"One of our favorite events will happen October 8. Cleveland Wine Opener, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will take place at the Galleria at Erieview downtown, 7-10 pm (VIP reception at 6 pm). This is a great opportunit... Read More

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  • GregDP just posted an article on large corporate restaurant chains that he feels have good wine lists. Seems to me that this is a good topic for discussion here. I went on a minirant in the comments under the article, and wanted to open the floor for discussion from others here.Any thoughts, experiences, reactions? Read More

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  • I am hosting a Schreiner's Winers tasting Saturday and we're covering zins.  I was wondering what some Snooth favorites are.  I am looking to get 6-9 bottles from various areas and price ranges.  I already have a 2007 Plungerhead.  I was thinking something from Ridge?  Robert Biale?  Renwood, Ravenswood or Cosentino.  Thoughts? Read More

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  • Let's start with a fact:A gallon of water weighs 8.35 pounds (US, not UK).How much would you estimate that a thick, viscous wine like Chateau d'Yquem weighs in comparison?  What would that ratio be like to water?If I had to take a stab- and mind you this is a bit of a stab in the dark, I would venture an estimate ratio of:1.25:1, Yquem to Water.... Read More

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  • I have found a specialist Pinot Retailer in Australia who socks some US [Oregon only] PinotCan I get some advice/views on the followingBeaux FreresWillamette 2007 - AUD126The Vineyard 2007 - AUD190Chehalem3 Vineyard 2007  - AUD66Reserve 2005 - AUD126CristomSommers 2006 - AUD84Elk CoveWillamette 2007 - AUD54Evesham WoodWillamette 2008 - AUD40Le P... Read More

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  • (A great little wine publication out of Cleveland, Ohio: )NORTHEAST OHIOAugust 18Vegan DinnerBistro 185, 991 East 185 St., Cleveland. Featuring Vegan Chef Jakub Mejstrik; Tex-Mex theme entree. Reservations: 216-481-9635 August 20Dinner on the DiamondProgressive Field, Cleveland. 6:30 pm; $250/table for two... Read More

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  • What are the "must-have-wines" when you visit a wine bar?  Or just stuff you'd really like to see. This can become tricky with "by-the-glass" stuff, because I imagine people can become quite cautious with a glass of wine above the $12 figure. Any insights?? Read More

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