NZ wines, anyone?

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What kind of wine do you like?

  1. Red

    63.6%
  2. White

    36.4%
  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have had some excellent wines lately, one of them coming from New Zealand that rocked my world! It was called something like De Sol but I can't seem to remember the winery.

    As I understand, it is not sold yet in the USA, the bottle that we had was a sample (labeled Not For Sale)

    Does anyone know of this wine?
     
  2. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Theres a chardonay thats been winning a lot of awards they make in my old home town, I forget what its called, but Ill get the name of it tonight :D
     
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    There are some great wines from the Hawks Bay region around Napier. (Cool town too!)

    We had an excellent Savignon Blanc from the Marlboro region. I think it was called Geisen (sp?) Sauvignon Blanc.
     
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    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    yeppers, the nz whities are much better than the reddies but i got very merry with a nz redhead last night lol.

    I'll go to bottle shop accross the street and see if i can find your bottle. Would you like me to ship it to you if I find it?
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Red wine is for lovers. :love: Anytime, anywhere. :wink:

    I can enjoy a Reisling if it's a good producer and nicely chilled. Chardonnay is nasty to me. Flat champagne. :puke-rig:

    My hubby might know this label, Mitica. I'll ask him. We've certainly had some tasty Aussie shirazes before. Trying to think what we may have had from New Zealand. :scratch:
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    I tried the wine thing for awhile. Found a nice Merlot called Blackstone that was pretty tasty and not too expensive. The only thing I learned about the wine culture; I really am a beer guy :p
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Enjoy your beer! :cheers: Developing a taste and passion for wine is as deadly as being bitten by the photography bug. At least we can keep good photos and admire our work. You drink an expensive wine, love it, enhance with the right food.....and it's still an empty bottle at the end. :|

    Run, run far away! :wink:

    (spoken by the wife of a film AND wine geek) :p
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Never had wine before...had some champaign before, though! It was given to me for Christmas and me and my bf drank it one night...not gonna even TELL you the effect that stuff had on me!
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Ok, so there is a winery in Whangarei that makes a pretty damn good white blend known as White Diamond My aunty said she sent her friends back to the states with it and theyre in love with it.

    And by the way did you mean this wine?
     
  10. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey Kara, you rock!!! That's the wine:

    LE SOL
    GIMBLETT GRAVELS VINEYARD
    SYRAH
    GIMBLETT GRAVELS WINE GROWING DISTRICT - 2002


    It is a fantastic wine and I have had wines from all around the world. This baby is amongst the finest I've ever tasted! Too bad it's not imported in the USA, I might need to make a trip down to NZ, visit you guys and girls! :lol:
     
  11. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Von, that's so noble of you! :lol: :lol:

    Yeah, I have heard about NZ whites but this Syrah got me big time:

    LE SOL
    GIMBLETT GRAVELS VINEYARD
    SYRAH
    GIMBLETT GRAVELS WINE GROWING DISTRICT - 2002
    (courtesy of Karalee). :lol:
     
  12. Karalee

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    :lmao: glad to be of service ;)

    My dads heading over to the states at the start of the month, let me know if you want a bottle.
     

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