ON-AIR FEATURE: Glengarry's Pick of the Week

Written by on May 7, 2013

ON AIR FEATURE : Wednesdays at 5pm

Unless you work in hospo, Monday & Tuesday are usually not the preferred days to crack open a new bottle of wine or spirits and enjoy a glass of fine alcohol. Once it hits humpday however we feel it’s a lot closer to the weekend and we allow ourselves to partake in one of adulthood’s small pleasures… Tune in to #JUSAYIN every Wednesday at 5pm for Glengarry’s Pick of the Week and open your eyes, ears & taste buds to a different featured beverage each week. Expect regular giveaways and make space in the liquor cabinet for some fine new additions. Check the links below for this weeks’ pick.

Wednesday 21st August | Lawsons Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2011

Wonderfully scented, with aromas of lychee and rose petals embellished by honeysuckle notes. The richly flavoured, off-dry palate displays layers of exotic fruit wound around a silky texture. Delightful.
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Wednesday 14th August | Moa Pale Ale

Moa Pale Ale is a New Zealand take on a popular North American beer style. Using famous Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops, the dominant features in this beer are unique to New Zealand and the Moa bottle conditioned brewing method. Its hoppy strength displays powerful floral, citrus and tropical notes, and like its northern cousins is a beer best enjoyed just below room temperature.
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Wednesday 7th August | Peregrine Chardonnay 2012

Fruit was whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented, put through malolactic and lees stirred to add greater dimension and depth. A complex wine with stonefruit aromas and flavours supported by toasty oak nuances. Full flavoured and silky textured, it finishes on an elegant citrus note.
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Wednesday 31st July: | O:TU – 102 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Bold and pungent with zesty lime characters and a flinty saunter that extols its Awatere Valley origins. Herb-caressed gooseberries and blackcurrants skim beneath the surface, the mineral finish lingers. Gold at the London International Wine Challenge, 2013.
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Wednesday 24th July: | Devils Staircase Pinot Noir 2012

Rockburn’s highly approachable, stylish second label wines are in no way second best; the Devil’s Staircase Pinot is a dizzying blend of fast, firm fruit, tempting spices and alluring earthen notes. All for the price of, well, not even your soul.
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Wednesday 17th July: | Tuatara American Pale ale.

Tuatara’s famous, original APA is back, accompanied by the seductive aromas and flavours of its all-American hopping regime. American Pale Ale is the wild colonial iteration of the famous English IPAs of the nineteenth century. Giant fruit on the nose and fabulous bitterness at the end. Make the most of it while it lasts!
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Wednesday 10th July: | Domaine Paul Mas Estate Carignon 2011

Domaine Paul Mas is the estate of the charming Jean-Claude Mas of Arrogant Frog fame. Spice and blackberry dominate the nose, with subtle background notes of cocoa and toasty oak. The palate is lush and full, the dark fruit and liquorice notes intermingling with velvety tannins.
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Wednesday 3rd July: | Harrington’s – The Rogue Hop Pilsner (500ml)

The pilsner is brewed using organic malt and hops. Brewed to the style of a bohemian pilsner with their own “rogue hop” to give it an exciting strong yet lingering hop finish. A great one for a mouth feel challenge with lots of hoppy aftertaste and very refreshing. 
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Wednesday 26th June: | Pathway Pinot Noir 2011

Pathway Pinot Noir is built on a complex structure of savoury and soft tannins typical of the close planted, low yielding vines at Ara. The aromatics are accentuated by fruit from some of Ara’s younger and more vigorous parcels that show the typical intense Marlborough strawberry and ripe cherry characters. The 2011 Pathway Pinot Noir is a classic expression of Marlborough; a supple Pinot Noir with sweet berry fruit aromas and light spice notes wrapped up with a lingering savoury finish.
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Wednesday 19th June: | Cardinal Red Ale

Cardinal Red Ale is a balanced blend of European Malts and New Zealand Hops. While putting together the recipe for Cardinal Red Ale we wanted to leave you wondering, was that a hoppy beer or a malty beer. Deep red-amber with orange and mango notes on the nose. Tastes of caramel, sweet malts, grilled peach with dried fruit notes and a firm bitter finish.
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Wednesday 12th June: | Kilikanoon – The Lackey Shiraz 2011

Consistency personified. Expertly constructed by the clever Kevin Mitchell, it’s a silky-textured, super-value sizzler, loaded with ripe, spice-edged plums and cherries supported by supple tannins. Totally dependable. Get out the cheese.
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Wednesday 5th June:Terrelide – Nira Nero d’Avola 2010

Boasting an ability to ripen without roasting and retain acidity at the same time, this variety is perfectly suited to the sun-drenched vineyards of Sicily. Rich, pungent earthy, with a plush sweetness that is beguiling.

Wednesday 29th May: | Governor Lager

The Governor’s Brewery is a new craft beer brewery, located in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Established by master German brewer, Andrew Peacocke (NZL), Governor uses the oldest and most traditional brewing process in the world, known as Reinheitsgebot to create a soft, smooth lager with full taste and fine hop aroma.
More info on Governor Beer

Wednesday 15th May: | Galbraith’s Pale Ale

“Pale in name, but not in nature. This is a full bodied beer, with a unique malty flavour balanced by New Zealand Southern Cross hops.$16.99 (4pack) retail. $14.99 on special this month.”  
More from Galbraith’s here.

Wednesday 8th May: | Montes Carmenere (Chilian red wine)

“Montes know how to make a good wine. Those Chileans, eh? A variety usually reserved for blending, here it’s all on its own. All that Chilean heat ensures the Carmenère’s ripeness, and the wine delivers bacon and earthy notes on the nose, a warm and generous palate, and some sensuous flavours and rich tannins.”

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