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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  • The wines of Cariñena may be unknown to you, as they were to me until my recent trip to the region which i reported on here:  Now that I am more familiar with these intriguing wines I've spent some time sharing them with my wine writing friends to get their impressions of the wines, and to see how they might position the wines in the US market. ... Read More

    From the article Carinena's ready to Take Center Stage


  • The expected price ranges quoted are for the lot-quantity of bottles mentioned, as with any auction. For popular bottles, bids may break through the forecast ceiling, however. Certainly has happened a lot in recent years for Bordeaux and Burgundy lots as Chinese and similar nouveau-riche excess monies have focused on a narrow range of 'prestige'... Read More

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  • I am loving how we are getting to know some of our favorite wine writers in this series of profiles. So far we’ve “met” Ben Carter and Clifford Brown and it’s really been very interesting learning more about these folks. We “know” them from their wine recommendations, social media posts and from their participation in our online events but we re... Read More

    From the article Getting to know: Julia Crowley


  • Envoyer Fine Wines is very popular with my SoCal friends. Read More

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  • A lot of it depends on what you want.Wine Advocate was one of the first devoted to rating wines exclusively. Now it's digital and they do summaries of regions, etc. It also used to be Robert Parker only. Now there are other writers.Wine Spectator was smart enough to realize that wine could be treated like a luxury good. There are wine reviews an... Read More

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  • I would like to subscribe to a wine related magazine. Which magazines do you subscribe to and if you could only have one, which would it be? Read More

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  • Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner?  I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia.  This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More

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  • From the "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then" file come my tasting notes from a LIOCO Lunch I was invited to today at Healdsburg SHED. Being a local has its advantages. You just have to take them when they come around.   I arrived at the Café and was promptly greeted by Hollie Schulze and Jennifer Derrick, both formerly of Copain. Wh... Read More

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  • Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is 2hr 15min. $34 per adult... Read More

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  • So my wife loves zins but we really like a velvety mouth feel with some good fruit.  Right now our favorite is The Zin by Cosentino.  If anyone has recommendations my wife is starting to sware off all other booze except this zin so help me out.  We are open to other reds as well. Read More

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