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About our tasting


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How to read a wine label


Decoding the details included on wine labels. Read more

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Sweetness scale


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  • Our recommendations, ratings and tasting notes for 54 wines - sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay and rosé


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The top wines in our tasting won't break the bank this festive season.

Our panel of judges worked their way through 60 Kiwi whites to find the best sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, riesling and chardonnay under $30. 50 wines in our tasting achieved a 3-star rating or higher. And 7 wines received our top rating of 5 stars.