Posted: January 04, 2021
As we bid farewell to 2020 and embark upon what we hope to be a better and more joyful year, we’re asking you to join us as we pledge to make 2021 the year to #MakeUpForLostWine.
A year to indulge, our New Year’s resolution is a promise to celebrate the small things – all the small things. From birthdays, anniversaries and engagements, to new jobs, new homes and new friends – we’re no longer allowing physical distance to stop us from raising a glass and celebrating all the incredible achievements and moments that 2021 has to offer, no matter how big or small.
To help in your celebrations, we’ve handpicked a selection of New Zealand bottles. With something suitable for every occasion and tastebud, you can shop our #MakeUpForLostWine selection online today and start to celebrate all that’s worth celebrating!
Posted: November 19, 2020
A bottle of their favourite is always a sure-fire win when looking for a Christmas gift for a wine lover, but what about giving them something a little different this year – perhaps something they haven’t tried before? Stocking the UK’s largest selection of New Zealand bottles, we have a number of New World wines and wine gifts that aren’t always easy to come by, perfect as a surprise Christmas gift for any wine enthusiast.
From new and exciting whites, to classic sweet reds and everything in-between, our Christmas Gifting selection offers something for everyone and every budget. Here’s our top 2020 recommendations:
This creamy, limited release New Zealand Chardonnay is filled with flavours of baked apple, peach and dried apricots, alongside a perfume of almonds, spices and a streak of graphite. Well suited to those who enjoy full-bodied whites and deep flavours, this wine drinks well with seafood of any kind.
Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - £41.99
A unique, premium white, this Sauvignon Blanc from Cloudy Bay oozes class and ...
Posted: November 12, 2020
As the home of the UK’s largest selection of New Zealand bottles, we understand how shopping online for your next New World wine fix could become a little overwhelming. That’s why we aim to regularly share with you our favourite bottles and create easier ways to shop with us.
With Christmas around the corner, shopping for Christmas wines can quickly become stressful, but with our range of handpicked Christmas cases, you needn’t stress – we’ve got you covered! Let’s take a look at this year’s festive wine recommendations, in the form of our new and exciting Christmas cases:
Posted: November 05, 2020
Christmas is fast approaching which means it’s time to get planning for this year’s festive eats. Whether you’re opting for a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings or you’re choosing to go for something a little out of the ordinary, we have a wine to suit every festive main course, dessert and snack.
A popular go-to at Christmastime, canapes make the ideal bite for kicking off your festive celebrations. No matter your canape choices, be it salmon, caviar, salami or goats cheese – a fresh aperitif style of sparkling wine with floral and savoury bread dough aromas is guaranteed to perfectly complement your entrees.
Akarua’s Sparkling Brut comes highly recommend from our wine team, featuring lovely balance and complexity, a creamy middle and a long, crisp finish. This bottle is available in white and rosé varieties and works well alongside a selection of nibbles and canapes.
Posted: September 27, 2020
We are excited to officially unveil the new and improved look for The New Zealand House of Wine, which includes the launch of our freshly-designed website as well as our new look logo.
Determined to continue evolving at the fast-paced rate of today’s world, we at The New Zealand House of Wine decided it was time to give our website a spruce – ensuring our customers have the very best experience whilst visiting us online. That’s why we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to research and discover ways in which we can improve our website, making it easier for you to try, buy and love the UK’s largest selection of wines from New Zealand.
Our newly-designed website offers a clean and easy-to-navigate online experience, increased pay options and improved website functionality, giving our customers an altogether more enjoyable experience whilst shopping with us.
As always, our customers are our number one priority and we hope that our improved website will ensure each and every one of you has a positive experience whilst shopping with The New Zealand House of Wine.
Posted: April 30, 2020
Today is one of our favourite days of the calendar year – it’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day! As a dedicated supplier of New Zealand wines, it’s no wonder why today is important to us, after all, Sauvignon Blanc is the flagship varietal of New Zealand.
With that in mind, there’s no better time to share with you a selection of our favourite Sauvignon Blancs:
Powerful and juicy, this Sauvignon Blanc from Villa Maria’s Marlborough vineyards is bursting with aromas of passionfruit, melon and wild nettle. Although citrusy, it contains notes of sweetness, perfectly softening its acidity.
Vidal Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - £13.99
Another of Marlborough’s finest, you can enjoy a generous taste of tropical fruit flavours with Vidal’s Sauvignon Blanc. Distinctive and vibrant, this wine expresses classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characteristics whilst offering grassy notes and a crisp finish.
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - £14.99
Made from fruit that was harvested in cool evening conditions and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact, Whitehaven’s Sauvignon Blanc evokes aromas of blackcurrant leaf, nettle and jalapeno. In addition, tropical notes...
Posted: April 06, 2020
Easter is less than a week away and, whilst this year’s celebrations may not be as extravagant as usual, the wines you enjoy with your Easter dinner certainly should be.
Choosing your Easter wine list should be entirely dependant on the foods you’ll be enjoying. Whether it’s lamb, beef, chicken, fish or anything for that matter, our large selection of New Zealand wines means we have the ideal bottle to complement your chosen Easter dish.
Here’s our 2020 recommendations:
A wine fit to pair with a variety of dishes, Villa Maria’s Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon is ideal for those opting to enjoy an Easter buffet as opposed to a traditional Easter meal. Versatile and fresh, this bold red features notes of raspberry, perfectly combined with hints of herbs and spices.
Left Field Malbec 2017 - £15.49
If your Easter menu features beef or a particularly spicy dish, then Left Field’s Malbec should be your wine of choice. With deep burgundy hues, this full bodied, smooth wine offers a sensation of dark flavours such as blackberry, liquorice and a mass of dark chocolate.
Posted: March 30, 2020
This week, we’re bringing you four wines that we know you’ll love. Whether you’re a red wine lover or prefer a lighter glass of white, we recommend these wines for a reason!
Delivering ripe, intense flavours, this light and fruity Sauvignon Blanc benefits from the maritime climate of Martinborough. With fresh, tropical aromas on the nose, this crisp white pairs perfectly with all types of seafood. Paella, anyone?
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - £18.99
Another for the white wine drinkers, Dog Point’s 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a vibrant white, with notes of freshly-squeezed citrus and dried herbs. Whilst this wine choice also pairs well with simple seafood dishes, we recommend enjoying it alongside recipes featuring a hefty amount of goat’s cheese.
Esk Valley Pinot Noir 2018 - £14.99
Featured in this week’s recommended reds, is Esk Valley’s 2018 Pinot Noir. Elegant and complex, this wine features flavours of deep red fruits, plums and cherries. A rather powerful red, which drinks well alongside roasted or slow-cooked lamb dishes.
Posted: March 09, 2020
"What is a New Zealand wine classic? It is a wine that in quality terms consistently ranks in the very forefront of its class." - Michael Cooper.
Michael Cooper is New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine writer, having written over 40 books and receiving several major literary awards throughout his career so far.
With his accolades and unparalleled knowledge of the New Zealand wine market, there’s no one better to turn to when looking for inspiration and ideas about which New Zealand wines are best to buy and try. That’s why today’s blog focuses on the wines that have made their way onto Michael’s list of favourite New Zealand classics, and don’t worry – there’s a bottle to suit every budget!Classed as ‘Super Classics’, the following Sauvignon Blanc’s have both achieved brilliance in at least five vintages, taking them straight to the top of Michael’s list.
The first comes from the Dog Point Vineyard and is sourced from the Wairau Valley, a sub-region of well-renowned Marlborough. Containing fruit aromas of citrus and white peach, this white wine has a chalky minerality and fresh herbal influence, all complemented by a slightly funky reductive edge.
Posted: March 02, 2020
If you’re a lover of New Zealand wines, then there’s a number of different bottles you need to try. From deep reds to fruity whites, New Zealand’s producers offer some of the most popular New World wines. If you’re unsure of where to start, check out this list of some of our favourites.
Villa Maria Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc, 2018 – List Price £13.99
Our first pick comes from none other than the award-winning Villa Maria. Last week’s blog focused on their new documentary Vintage, which is now available to view on Amazon Prime. Centering around the Marlborough region and documenting the hard work and tireless hours that goes into making their wine taste as good as it does, it goes without saying that a bottle of their finest is among our top choices.
Benefiting from the cooling influence of Clifford’s Bay, Villa Maria’s Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and fruity. Displaying powerful aromas of blackcurrants, wild nettles, snow peas and fresh grapefruit, this wine is a flavour explosion with a refreshing mineral, flinty finish.
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 – List Price £18.99
Another Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region, Greywacke has created a...