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Let's get into these free tastings this weekend!

Four award winners to excite the taste buds with this week!

Waipara Hills Pinot Noir

Come and taste a wine from a countryside now sadly damaged after this week's earthquakes. As we write we don't know too much of what has happened to the wonderful Waipara Valley growing district, but this wine will reinforce what a great area it has been. A Pinot Noir recently awarded Gold at the New World Wine Awards, Waipara Hills Pinot Noir is just $14.99 (compared to $22 at the cellar door). Match it up with slow cooked Spanish lamb finished with saffron, smoked paprika and garlic.

Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Gold at the NZ International Wine Show and 5 Stars from Raymond Chan on release makes this a stunner of a Savvy....and at just $16.99 (reduced from a $22 RRP) an absolute bargain! Raymond Chan says "This is a mouthfilling and concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with pungent passionfruit flavours, freshness and presence. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian cuisine over the next 2 years." Come on in this weekend and try for yourself - indeed why not grab a bottle, order up some crumbed fish and chips at the takeaways and head down to the beach for a picnic....or in the car as rain cover....

Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot - and still in the 2013 vintage!

Recommended by Cuisine, 5 Stars from Wine Orbit, Gld at teh NZ International Wine Show and Blue Gold at the Sydney International Wine Show - an absolute stunner, normally priced over $30 for just $19.99. This is a rich and complex Hawke’s Bay Merlot single vineyard wine. A nice intensity on the front palate with very good tannins that are quite firm at bottling but softening over time. This wine will develop well over 10 years or longer and will drink beautifully with a roasted pork loin, a slow cooker beef stew or maybe a veal chop with portabello mushrooms (hint, use some of the merlot in the reduction sauce).

Giesen The Brothers Chardonnay

Cuisine gave this 5 stars and a best buy tag making it one of their top wines. Here's what they had to say:

"It was love at first taste for the entire panel with this wine. “Understated, but so elegant and sophisticated,” said Jane Boyle. Apricot, citrus, mealy and hazelnut flavours are tethered to a persistent flinty seam. It is a joyous mouthful, finishing lengthy and dry.
Another great seafood wine; serve with fish poached in chilli-infused coconut cream."

On the Cuisine home page its noted as being $33 a bottle, you'll be loving it at our very special $21.99!

See you this weekend in downtown Manly.