3 days ago

Early Christmas present

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Kahurangi Estate have offered me an excellent Christmas price for their 2016 Estate Chardonnay . Let me know if you would like any.
The inviting bouquet shows yellow peach, mango, vanilla & hazelnut characters with hints of nougat & butterscotch. The palate is succulent and beautifully …View more
Kahurangi Estate have offered me an excellent Christmas price for their 2016 Estate Chardonnay . Let me know if you would like any.
The inviting bouquet shows yellow peach, mango, vanilla & hazelnut characters with hints of nougat & butterscotch. The palate is succulent and beautifully minded and offers ripe fruit intensity and creamy texture on the palate.
The wine will be available from Thursday 14/12 and it is a one time offer, no repeats. Mininum order is 12 bottles $168.00

Even at full price this wine is excellent value and great drinking. Buy a case or two, ideal go to wine for summer beyond you won't be disappointed.

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17 days ago

Instore tasting

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

starting tomorrow and every Saturday leading into Christmas I will be having a few interesting things open for tasting. So come in between 12.00pm and 3.30pm to taste any or all of the following.
Blush Gin - Rhubarb infused
Tasting Notes: refined juniper dancing with tangy fresh rhubarb, hints of…View more
starting tomorrow and every Saturday leading into Christmas I will be having a few interesting things open for tasting. So come in between 12.00pm and 3.30pm to taste any or all of the following.
Blush Gin - Rhubarb infused
Tasting Notes: refined juniper dancing with tangy fresh rhubarb, hints of strawberry, citrus and rose hip.

Triple distilled Hand crafted New Zealand made Gin-
Kerpen Handpicked Riesling "Mosel" 2014

This handpicked Riesling grabbing our attention for its incredible quality to price ratio. Classically stone fruited with apricots drizzled in honey giving way to a clean zippy acid line and slatey, mineral finish, this medium sweet Riesling is an awesome low alcohol option for those who demand a little more from their wines.


Argiolas Isola del Sole Rosso 2015 (Sardinia)

This is a great wine for the price. Perhaps not the most complex wine, but still hits the high notes. Some funk and fruit on the nose, with a nice mix of red berries, herbs and spice on the palate, and ample acidity on the finish.


Clevedon Hills "Leighton's Port"

A rich ruby port with a harmonious blend of grape varieties grown at Clevedon Hills Estate and Vin Alto. Many years of ageing has produced unique port, which can be enjoyed now or in years to come. A great companion for mature cheese or savour with friends after your meal."


See you tomorrow Regards David

19 days ago

Leighton Smiths port

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Leighton's port was first produced for ZB talk back host Leighton Smith about 10 years ago, sadly this will be the last year it will be available and the price has been reduced.
It will make a great Christmas present.
A rich ruby port with a harmonious blend of grape varieties grown at …View more
Leighton's port was first produced for ZB talk back host Leighton Smith about 10 years ago, sadly this will be the last year it will be available and the price has been reduced.
It will make a great Christmas present.
A rich ruby port with a harmonious blend of grape varieties grown at Clevedon Hills Estate and Vin Alto. Many years of ageing has produced unique port, which can be enjoyed now or in years to come. A great companion for mature cheese or savour with friends after your meal."
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27 days ago

Champagne Tasting

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

2017 is nearly over, and as we have done in the past we will be having a champagne tasting for the final tasting of the year.
French wine ambassador Will Brunel-Morvan (who was born in the Champagne region) will be presenting the following Champagnes,at the Fairway Confrence centre on Tuesday …View more
2017 is nearly over, and as we have done in the past we will be having a champagne tasting for the final tasting of the year.
French wine ambassador Will Brunel-Morvan (who was born in the Champagne region) will be presenting the following Champagnes,at the Fairway Confrence centre on Tuesday December 5. Will is one our most popular presenters, he is extremly passionate about his wines and always provides us with lots of useful information.

Wines to be tasted.
Albert Lebrun Champagne "Cuvée Reserve" Brut NV :
Charles Orban Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut NV :
Pierre Moncuit Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut NV:
Nathalie Falmet Champagne Brut NV :
Gatinois Grand Cru Champagne Brut rosé NV :
Charles Orban Champagne > 2008:

Champagne Tasting:
Time:6.45pm for 7.00pm start

Cost: $60.00pp all inclusive, dinner and champagne
Date: Tuesday December 5

Venue: Fairway Conference Centre 17A Silverfield, Wairau Valley (behind the North Shore events centre)


Bookings ph. 4153568 or email david@wineandmore.co.nz
Bookings are essential for catering purposes (please advise of any dietary issues at the time of booking)

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33 days ago

New Product: Blush Gin

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

New Zealand made Gin infused with Rhubarb- try over ice with a sprig of mint- Very nice
BUY NOW!! Only 500 bottles made

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56 days ago

Trinity Hill Winemakers Dinner

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

John Hancock is regarded as one of New Zealand's leading and most innovative winemakers. His wines are highly respected worldwide, and are listed in many 3 Star Michelin restaurants, including Ramsays - London, Lucas Carton - Paris, Paul Bocuse - Lyon, and La Pyramide - Rhone Valley. Numerous …View moreJohn Hancock is regarded as one of New Zealand's leading and most innovative winemakers. His wines are highly respected worldwide, and are listed in many 3 Star Michelin restaurants, including Ramsays - London, Lucas Carton - Paris, Paul Bocuse - Lyon, and La Pyramide - Rhone Valley. Numerous top tier accolades and praise has gone to Trinity Hill over the years. Trinity Hill is clearly one of Hawkes Bay's first division wineries. And it is with great pleasure that we will have John presenting some of his award winning wines at a dinner at Restaurant Number 5 .
Trinity Hill winemaker's dinner
Date is Wednesday October 25

Time: 7.00pm for 7.15 seating

Cost: $105.00pp all inclusive. Please pay at the time of booking, internet banking ANZ-06-0401-0312638-00 Add your name as reference.
Call me to arrange credit card payment. 415 3568

Wines and Menu
Upon arrival you will be offered
2016 Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Hapuka parfait, Squid ink cracker
*****
2015 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
Scallops, kumara rosti, sour cream, chives
*****
2016 Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay
Roast pork belly, courgette, parsnip
*****
2014 Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett - Bordeaux style blend based on C/F, C/M)
Eye fillet, potato and shortrib croquette, confit shallots, mushrooms
*****
Touriga - port style red fortified
Red wine poached pear, blue cheese ice cream, honey comb
This event is R25
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62 days ago

Wine makers Dinner

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Wine makers dinner at restaurant Number 5, with John Hancock of Trinity Hill- Wednesday October 25- more details very soon. but keep the night free, it will be a doozy. Wine and More 4153568

63 days ago

Single Malt Whisky Tasting

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

I have been talking about doing a single malt tasting for some time now. I have finally managed to arrange a date and venue.

We will take you on a journey through Scotland's whisky producing regions, giving you the opportunity to indulge in an assortment of fine single malt whiskies from …View more
I have been talking about doing a single malt tasting for some time now. I have finally managed to arrange a date and venue.

We will take you on a journey through Scotland's whisky producing regions, giving you the opportunity to indulge in an assortment of fine single malt whiskies from across the country. The varying styles, ages and exclusivity of this line up will reveal the huge scope of flavours Scotch whisky has to offer. Also gain insight to the people and the processes behind this traditional Scottish drink. I can't give you the list of Whiskies as the plan is to present some brand new products that have not been available in New Zealand before.

The presentation will be done by one of the team from Whisky Galore who are the largest independent Single Malt importer in New Zealand. We will be tasting at least 6 different Whiskies.

Date:Tuesday November 7

Time:6.45pm for 7.00pm start
Cost:$70.00pp (which includes dinner and 6 whiskies)
Venue: Fairway Conference Centre 17A Silverfield, Wairau Valley (behind the North Shore events centre)
Payment is required at the time of booking to Wine and More bank account ANZ-06-0401-0312638-00, please put name as reference.

Menu: Roasted beef Porterhouse with mustard crust
Spiced Vegetable & Chickpea Salad with avocado and Cherry Tomatoes
Greek Salad
Steamed seasonal greens

Bookings are essential for catering purposes (please advise of any dietary issues at the time of booking) You Must Be 25+ to come this event
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82 days ago

Craggy Range Wine Tasting

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Our next wine club tasting at the Milford Cruising Club is Tuesday 3 October. Hosted by award winning Hawkes Bay winery Craggy Range.

The winery was recognised in 2014 by renowned US publication Wine Enthusiast as 'New World Winery of the Year'.
Many of the wines received notable …View more
Our next wine club tasting at the Milford Cruising Club is Tuesday 3 October. Hosted by award winning Hawkes Bay winery Craggy Range.

The winery was recognised in 2014 by renowned US publication Wine Enthusiast as 'New World Winery of the Year'.
Many of the wines received notable accolades and awards.
Craggy Range tasting:
Date: Tuesday October 3
Venue: Milford Cruising Club, 24 Craig Rd Milford

Wines to be tasted:
Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Rose 2016

Craggy Range Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Craggy Range Hawkes Bay "Kidnappers" Chardonnay 2016

Craggy Range Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2016

Craggy Range Martinborough "Te Muna" Pinot Noir 2014

Craggy Range Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2015

Craggy Range Hawkes Bay "Te Kahu" 2015

Cost: $55.00pp includes pre dinner nibbles and dinner. Glass of wine with dinner and wine tasting.

Pre-Payment can be made direct to Wine and More bank account ANZ-06-0401-0312638-00

Use your name as reference, if paying on the night please bring cash as the club no longer gives cash out.
Bookings are essential for wine and catering purposes. If you have any special dietary requests please advise me when booking. PH 4153568 or email david@wineandmore.co.nz

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90 days ago

Wine dinner with Italian wines

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Our next event is at Restaurant Number 5 at 5 City Rd Auckland. One of Auckland's top fine dining restaurants where food and service is always excellent. The menu has been created for us by Martina and her head chef and I have selected wines from the portfolio of Italian wine importer A Touch …View moreOur next event is at Restaurant Number 5 at 5 City Rd Auckland. One of Auckland's top fine dining restaurants where food and service is always excellent. The menu has been created for us by Martina and her head chef and I have selected wines from the portfolio of Italian wine importer A Touch of Italy.

Date is Wednesday September 20

Time: 7.00pm for 7.15 seating

Cost: $105.00pp all inclusive. Please pay at the time of booking, internet banking ANZ-06-0401-0312638-00 or by credit card.
Call me to arrange. 415 3568

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Wines and Menu
Upon arrival you will be offered Carpene Malvolti, extra dry Prosecco, DOCG. Served with profiterole (savoury)

Entree
Terre Davino Gavi di Gavi, DOCG. 2015 and Terre Davino Arneis, DOCG, 2015. Served with
Prawn stuffed baby squid roasted fennel, winter tomato and chilli dressing

Mains
Poggio Civetta Governo All 'Uso Toscano,IGT,2015. Served with
Lamb loin-salt baked celeriac, leek, parmesan, black garlic

Vite Colte , Barolo riserva, DOCG, 2004. Served with Venison, red cabbage, blue cheese

Desert
Pellegrino Marsala Fine Rubino Dolce, DOP
Served with chocolate plum dessert

We will also have Tasting wines,
We only have 1 of each so a taste is all it will be.
We have 3 new wines from Garofoli in the Marche region , !
1) Podium Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi,,DOC, 2014 A dryish white made from Verdicchio grapes,, wine will age for up to 6-10 year.
2) Komaros IGT, Rosato, 2016
A light pink Rose made from Montepulciano,
3) Grosso Agontano, DOCG Riserva, 2012
Made from Montepulciano in the Conero region,, will age for 8-10 years

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94 days ago

Cancelled export Order

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

I have been contacted by Kahurangi Wines to advise me that they have 2 pallets of their Kahurangi 2015 Gold Medal Chardonnay available, the wine was being held for a client in Australia who has now decided they don't require it any more. The good thing is the price has been dropped …View moreI have been contacted by Kahurangi Wines to advise me that they have 2 pallets of their Kahurangi 2015 Gold Medal Chardonnay available, the wine was being held for a client in Australia who has now decided they don't require it any more. The good thing is the price has been dropped considerably.

The wine will be available from Wednesday next week and it is a onetime offer, no repeats. Minimum order is 12 bottles $168.00

Even at full price this wine is excellent value and great drinking. Buy a case or two now and keep till Christmas and beyond you won't be disappointed. It is very rare to get a Gold Medal Chardonnay of this quality at this price; $168.00 for a case
Order now to avoid disappointment - This wine will not be available in supermarkets

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112 days ago

Rhone Valley Wine Tasing

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Rhone Valley wine tasting- The range of wines produced in the Rhone Valley is as large as the appellation. Aside from a myriad of wine styles, the region produces a wide array of wines in all price ranges and like other regions the grape varieties are seldom listed on the labels of the bottles …View moreRhone Valley wine tasting- The range of wines produced in the Rhone Valley is as large as the appellation. Aside from a myriad of wine styles, the region produces a wide array of wines in all price ranges and like other regions the grape varieties are seldom listed on the labels of the bottles which makes choosing a wine difficult.
Learn more about the Rhone Valley and taste the wines with French wine ambassador Will Brunel-Morvan Tuesday September 5- Milford Cruising Club 24 Craig Rd Milford 6.45pm- $55.00 includes wine tasting and a meal. Bookings are essential, for more information contact David on ph 4153568 or david@wineandmore.co.nz You must be over 20yrs old to attend this event. (what a great Father's day present)
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137 days ago

Prophets Rock - Central Otago Winery

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Central Otago winery Prophets Rock will be presenting a selection of their award-winning wines at the Milford cruising club on Tuesday August 1. This event is open to all Otago pinot Noir lovers. The wines will be presented by National Sales manager Angie Atkinson.
Prophet's Rock Dry …View more
Central Otago winery Prophets Rock will be presenting a selection of their award-winning wines at the Milford cruising club on Tuesday August 1. This event is open to all Otago pinot Noir lovers. The wines will be presented by National Sales manager Angie Atkinson.
Prophet's Rock Dry Riesling 2014

Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris 2016

Rocky Point Pinot Noir Rose 2016

Prophet's Rock Infusion Pinot Noir 2016

Rocky Point Award Winning Pinot Noir 2015

Prophet’s Rock Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Prophet's Rock Retrospect Pinot Noir 2012

Wine Paired Menu

Pork Tenderloin- Coconut, Turmeric, Maple

Fricassee Parsnip Leek Broccoli Parmesan

Butter Bean-Pear Tomato- Salad, Chive oil, Mint

New Red Potato, Rosemary Pot roasted

Apple Celery Cashew Chinese pickled cabbage

Venue: Milford Cruising Club, 24 Craig Road Milford.
Date: Tuesday August 1st
Time 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start

Cost: $50.00pp includes dinner, glass of wine with dinner and wine tasting
Bookings are essential. Ph 415 3568 or book on line
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145 days ago

Single Malt Whisky

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Currently there are around 90 operating malt whisky distilleries in Scotland - it is difficult to be precise, since sometimes distilleries go out of production for periods, in order to balance stock levels. Single malts from a further 30-odd now closed distilleries may still be found.
Although …View more
Currently there are around 90 operating malt whisky distilleries in Scotland - it is difficult to be precise, since sometimes distilleries go out of production for periods, in order to balance stock levels. Single malts from a further 30-odd now closed distilleries may still be found.
Although made from very simple materials - malted barley, water and yeast - the make of each distillery has an individual character, owing to a variety of factors, such as the length of fermentation time, the style and size of the stills, and how they are operated, the type of condensers used and amount of spirit saved (called 'the cut') and of course the peat that is used.

By law, Scotch (both malt and grain whiskies) must be matured in oak casks in Scotland, and the casks themselves can make a huge contribution to the flavour of the finished product, according to a) how long the whisky has been left to mature, b) how often the individual cask has been used to mature Scotch and c) whether the cask is made from European oak or American oak. ( the addition of E150A caramel colouring is also allowed), This makes it difficult to identify the mature products of individual distilleries.

Since at least the 1880s, blenders have identified different styles of whisky coming from different parts of Scotland. The original division, dating from the 1780s, was between 'Lowland' whisky and 'Highland' whisky. Then the whiskies made in Campbeltown and Islay were discerned to be different, and the whiskies of Speyside were added to the list.
With the dramatic growth of interest in single malt whiskies since the 1980s, the 'Highland' region has been sub-divided into Northern, Western, Eastern, Southern and Islands.

In truth, regional differences in the style and flavour of malt whiskies has more to do with tradition (how a malt is made in one place or another) than terroir, and although it is not possible to make a malt with identical character to another in a different distillery, it is possible to imitate a regional style out-with the region in question.
I try and get a different selection of Single Malts each month as there are so many to choose from, currently I have over 15 in stock.
You don't need to have an occasion to drink Single Malt, never drink your Malt with ice, a touch of water maybe but definately no ice. Once open ther is no concern that the whisky will go off but left out of the cupboard you will notice over time that there will be some evaporation (naturally that is, not from somebody sneeking a wee dram or two) check out some of the Single Malts we have in stock www.wineandmore.co.nz.... (you need to 18+ to purchase off our web site)

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170 days ago

Greek wine Tasting Tuesday July 4

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 8

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and the first wine-producing territory in Europe. The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to 6,500 years ago, and there are many varieties that we have never heard of.
So, our next tasting will be of some of those …View more
Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and the first wine-producing territory in Europe. The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to 6,500 years ago, and there are many varieties that we have never heard of.
So, our next tasting will be of some of those varieties and it will be held on Tuesday July 4th at the Milford cruising club. I have organised for Greek food and wine importer Giannis (Donald) Montes to present a selection of the wines he imports,along with some Greek olives, cheese and other goodies.
The wines we will be tasting are:
Retsina Tsantali (white)
Savatiano Mylonas (white)
Santorini Assyrtiko (white)
Nemea (or GR) Reserve (red)
Mega Spilaio Cab Sav (red)
Rapsani GR (red)
Mavrodafni Reserve (port)

Greek Wine Tasting:
Venue: Milford Cruising 24 Craig Road Milford
Date: Tuesday July 4th
Time 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start
Cost:$50.00pp includes dinner, glass of wine with dinner and wine tasting
Pre-Payment can be made direct to the Wine and More bank account ANZ-06-0401-0312638-00 use your name as reference, if paying on the night please bring cash.
Bookings are essential for wine and catering purposes, if you have any special dietary requests please advise at the time of booking.
For bookings call 4153568- email:david@wineandmore.co.nz or via or web site
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