Summer Sipping

Cool down during the summer heat with one of these refreshing beverages…


A classic lower alcohol style of Riesling, spring flowers, ginger spice, mandarin blossom, fresh citrus and a touch of honey are abundant on the nose of this wine. On the palate this wine has flavours reminiscent of lemon and lime, mandarin peel, freshly baked ginger biscuits and orange sherbet. Rich, complex mouth feel that combines with the salivating acidity, working to balance the wine residual sugar providing a lingering and elegant finish. Best matched with anti-pasto, fish and shellfish dishes.


Hailing from Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, the 2016 Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc presents lifted aromatics providing great weight and interest, thanks to the warm and stable vintage conditions. Bursting with snow pea, wet river stone and tropical notes, this is a spectacular wine with a bright and refreshing finish, perfect for the summer months to be enjoyed chilled with a summer salad featuring orange and fennel.


The classic 2014 vintage delivers an elegant wine of dark red berry fruits, dried herbs, lifted red florals and subtle savoury notes. The fruit is complexed by layers of whole bunch nuances, undergrowth, spices and earthy cedar. Elegantly concentrated with fine tannins and a silky texture. Beautifully suited to a rack of lamb or gamey dishes such as venison or duck.


This crisp and racy dry rosé with delicate strawberry and red floral flavours has a succulent front-mid palate texture, dry with fresh acidity and lingering texture. It features red berry fruits, a touch of Damson plum with a flinty complexity on the nose. It is perfect for alfresco dining, long lunches, barbecues and hot summer afternoons.


Jim Barry Wines have made history producing Australia’s first Assyrtiko. The fresh, crisp, acidic qualities of the wine are perfect accompaniments to contemporary local food and it is a natural partner for our climate and cuisine. Similar to the distinct flavours of Jim Barry site specific Rieslings, Assyrtiko provides a true expression of its terroir.


Celebrate moments of joy these holidays with this gorgeous Prosecco style sparkling wine, the perfect size to share with friends or indulge in your own moment of Joiy. The stylish sparkling is hard to beat for toasting the delights of summer. With an easy ‘pick and go’ format, it’s the must have for your picnic, BBQ, beach or boat excursion. This lovely New Zealand wine is much awarded and boasts a range of awards including New Zealand Food Awards Winner, Air New Zealand Wine Awards Silver, New Zealand International Silver and Sydney International Wine Awards Blue Gold.


It’s no surprise the 2016 Mud House Sauvignon Blanc has a spot in the Top 50 at this year’s New World Wine Awards. This beautifully balanced wine was the product of a warm harvest in 2016 that resulted in a well-balanced crop and even fruit ripening. Notes of fresh greens and ripe tropical flavours, with a crisp grapefruit acidity, extends the palate to a long mouth-watering finish. The lifted aromatics of snow pea, citrus and passionfruit will match perfectly with an aromatic Vietnamese Chicken Pho.


The gravelly loams and alluvial soils of the Waipara Valley provide elegant structure and minerality to this 2016 Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling. The wonderful fruit concentration is paired beautifully with a crisp and refreshing palate, hosting lovely aromas of citrus, ginger and spring florals. An enticingly mouth-watering wine for the warmer months with a hint of natural sweetness. A great match with juicy barbeque chicken accompanied by a spicy Thai dressing.


A crisp, premium lager, Stella Artois Légère offers consumers less than half the carbs of the original Stella Artois. Known for its heritage, quality and supreme craftsmanship, Stella Artois Légère is the low carbohydrate alternative with the same values, an elegant look, and a smooth, well-rounded flavour.


Smirnoff Pure’s sophisticated new range of pre-mixed vodkas has all natural flavours and colours and no preservatives. Available in four flavours: Classic Lime and Soda, Cranberry Apple and Soda, Ginger Lime and Soda, and Passionfruit and Soda. Smirnoff Pure is just like you’d mix it yourself, vodka and natural ingredients.