HOKOWHITU A Hidden Treasure
Winter is a roaring fire and a fine red wine
Mid-winter Christmases are become ever more popular and an evening with friends and family is a great way to spend a cold winter’s eve and, to help warm the evening up even more, Hokowhitu’s The Village Wine Trader has a superb selection of quality Spanish reds to ward off the winter chills. Of course, you don’t really need the excuse of a party to enjoy a fine wine and The Village Wine Trader owner Duncan Win is constantly seeking out well-priced fine wines from around New Zealand as well as from the top wine growing regions around the world. “Winter is definitely a time for the reds, we’re going back to hot meals and sitting around the fireside and a fine red wine is sure to complement any evening’s entertainment,” says Duncan. “Along with our inexpensive Spanish reds, we currently have some superb French, Italian and Australian wines at under $20. We also have a range of top New Zealand wines, and ones to look out for are the Hawke’s Bay Syrahs and the Marlborough Pinot Noirs, which have really come of age recently.” After more than 24 years supplying top-class wines to the discerning palates of Manawatu people, Duncan and his staff have an enviable knowledge of wine varieties and flavours. They also have an interesting selection of malt whiskeys, which are another great way to beat the winter chills, as well as a selection of craft beers from New Zealand, Australia and Britain, which includes some low alcohol brews. Duncan says they also have a selection of low-alcohol wine in stock. If you are planning for an extra special occasion, The Village Wine Trader also has a fantastic selection of slightly more expensive wines including the perfect champagne to complement any celebration and, with his experience, Duncan will help you select the perfect wine to suit your evening. To help customers keep up with current trends, The Village Wine Trader holds regular tasting evenings. Their next tasting is on June 25. “We will be featuring wines from a new Hawke’s Bay vineyard; Maison Noire. The vintner is originally from France and, having recently married a New Zealand girl, he established his vineyard in one of New Zealand’s top wine growing regions. In a very short time he has quickly built a reputation for producing some delicious red wines with a true French flavour. Anyone who enjoys a red will definitely enjoy these new wines.” To find out all the latest on wine tasting and other in store events, new arrivals and reviews, check out The Village Wine Trader on Facebook or give them a call on (06) 357 0779. So whether you’re planning a romantic winter dinner for two or a party of 52, for the best advice on selecting that perfect wine for your guests, pop down to The Village Wine Trader, in the Hokowhitu Village on Albert Street, and get the best price along with helpful advice from Duncan and the team.
With helpful and professional advice, the choices are limitless at Hokowhitu’s The Village Wine Trader’s