573 days ago

Spring Six pack

David Prescott from Wine and More Albany 2

Spring is here, time to start stocking up the wine cupboard for the start of daylight saving, And this six pack is a good way to start.

Vin Alto Clevedon Rosé
An off-dry style, predominantly from Merlot, this rosé has sweet strawberry and cream aromas and a vibrant, juicy summer fruit palate. Enjoy lightly chilled on its own or with Asian and Mediterranean dishes.
West Brook Riesling
With fine lime and an ethereal presence. A perfumed, graces with heady tropical fruits and

d'Arenberg Adelaide Hills The Lucky Lizard Chardonnay
Citrus, green apple and sea spray notes are offered up courtesy of the cool climate Adelaide Hills and its accompanying geologies. Roasted nuts and a hint of brioche are a subtle nod to the very selective and restrained use of premium quality French oak barrels. This host of flavours is backed by a chiselled, dart like acidity that initially maintains a tight grip on the palate, gently ceding with air and warmth to allow the wines natural richness to emerge. Restrained yet layered with flavour and texture. Classic Chardonnay.

Contrade Primitivo
Dark ruby red with violet reflections with aromas of wild berries, cocoa and nutmeg with slightly vanilla finish from spending 3 months in oak.
Vega del Rayo Tempranillo Rioja
A modern, vibrant, unoaked Tempranillo. Oozing with red fruits, fresh cherries and plums with hints of spicy complexity. Soft and easy to drink with approachable ripe fruit yet well-structured. A great entry level Rioja.
Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 (Certified organic)
It’s elegant yet weighty with lovely fruit ripeness which manifests in intense flavour and a sweet impression. The finish is long and well structured this wine is ageing wonderfully. 4****

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8 hours ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

5 hours ago

A simple guide for dog walkers during lockdown

The Team from Auckland Council

There are more than 100,000 registered dog owners in Auckland. That’s a lot of dogs that still need their daily walks to maintain their health and wellbeing. But what guidelines apply to dog walking during the lockdown period? Click on 'Read More' below to find out:

3 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.