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Wedding celebrations

We are often asked how to ensure there is enough alcohol for your wedding celebrations. It is vital to get this right for the success of a party. Some guests will imbibe more than others and you want to make sure that all of your guests are happy and enjoying their time spend celebrating with you. We can advise you …

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How to buy wine online

We get a lot of questions from friends about how to buy wine online. Here we look at how to maximise your purchasing ability when buying wine on the internet. Most of the wineries in New Zealand have an online shop where you can purchase their selection of wines and from different vintages. Due to the high cost of delivery …

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Christmas Gift Boxes

Christmas Gift Boxes are perfect for treating your valued Clients at Christmas time. Now that we are well into spring, it’s time to start thinking about planning your Christmas party, booking your holiday and thanking your valued Clients. After a hard year, what better way to say thank-you than treating them to a luxury gift box, filled to the brim …

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NZ Organic Wine Week

New Zealand’s first Organic Wine Week is from 17 to 23 September The Organic wine industry is booming fast since the last 15 years now. Bringing a new approach to the vineyard without chemicals pesticides or fertilizers, and by using a minimum intervention to produce a wine as close as possible to nature and earth WHY ORGANIC WINE? Organic growers …

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6 Different types of Whisky to Love

Hang on a sec: Is it whisky or whiskey? All the whiskeys made in Scotland are known as ‘Whisky’ and now Japan also uses the word Whisky whereas that which is made in the United States is known as ‘Whiskey’. They may also differ in terms of the process in which they are made, ingredients used and even how they …

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Alcohol catering for your Wedding

Alcohol advice for your Wedding: Congratulations on this exciting time! You’ve set a date and have a Wedding Planner organised (even if it’s your best friend!). The Venue has been reserved and you have a preferred Caterer. Now it’s time to think about the finishing touches that will delight your guests and ensure a happy occasion. When it comes to …

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Wine Tasting Evening

Our Wine tasting event held at the fabulous 5th Street Restaurant was a great success! Attended by a wide selection of wine lovers ready to try the selection available through at Global Shelf. As the guests started to filter in after their working week, they were greeted with a glass of the Toi Toi Sparkling Rose: “This Sparkling Rosé is …

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5 Fun Facts about Red Wine

Here are 5 fun facts that will change the way you enjoy Red Wine! 1. Red wine in small amounts has better health benefits than no wine at all! Moderate amounts of red wine can help reduce incidences of cardiovascular disease, mortality and type 2 diabetes due to the anti-oxidants present. Of course if you drink more than your supposed …

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Wine Tour of the world: Malbec

This week we visit Argentina and look at the popular variety: Malbec Today, Argentina produces over 75% of the worlds Malbec wines. Originating from the South West of France, it was never considered an important wine until Argentina revived the variety. It is also grown in France, with smaller volumes grown in Chile, USA, South Africa, Australia and Italy. Much …

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Wine Tour of the World: Tempranillo

This week we are looking at the Spanish wine: Tempranillo Spain’s top red wine: Tempranillo is typically labelled by it’s regional name: in La Rioja it is called Rioja (pronounced ree-ocka), in the La Mancha area: Ribera del Duero, Cigales and Toro, and the in Extremadura region it is called Ribera del Guadiana. The grape is also grown in Portugla, …