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Blush Gin! Meet The Maker

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Thursday May 26th 2022, 6.30pm@The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co. We are excited to announce our first Gin Tasting of 2022!And our first tasting in store! We are delighted to have the team from Blush Gin in store to tell their story, sharing the process of how they got to where they are, while enjoying the chance to try some of their fantastic gins.  Chris & Elliot have joined us for a Friday Night Tasting or three in past... but this is the first time that we been able to get them to com in and share their entire story with...

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Elephant Hill Masterclass Tasting!

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Wednesday June 8th 2022, 6.30pm@The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co. Established in 2003, Elephant Hill is located within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean on the idyllic Te Awanga coast of Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. The winemaking at Elephant Hill is driven by tradition while not losing sight of what innovation can bring to the blend. their aim is to make wines that are balanced and elegant and a true expression of the vineyards they come from.And quite excitingly, Hugh Crichton, winemaker extraordinaire has joined the team, so we are excited to have him in store,...

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Beer Club - May 2022!

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Wednesday May 04, 6pm @Wonder Horse236 Victoria St, Hamilton This year is going fast! It's hard to believe we are heading into May already... But because we're all about silver linings, we like to focus on the fact that this means that #BeerClub comes around just that little bit quicker!! And we are getting excited about some pretty delicious looking brews already!   We are still unable to hold tastings in store, while adhering to the Guidelines at Covid-19 Protection Framework Orange Alert Level. But we are excited to be able to host some of the events that we would...

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Escarpment's End Of An Era

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  Last week marked the end of an era for one of this country's most revered, most experienced and most passionate Pinot Noir pioneers, Larry McKenna, who retires from his role as general manager of The Escarpment Vineyard but not, he stresses, from wine. He will continue to manage a local Pinot Noir vineyard while also taking a brief break to see family in Australia; the place he was born and bred, despite having lived in New Zealand since 1980. The Escarpment Vineyard is now owned by Torbreck in South Australia, which purchased the business in 2019 from McKenna and the other original investors.  McKenna...

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Chimay Goud 330ml

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Chimay Goud 330ml Chimay is one of those beer names with a reputation that precedes it. As one of only 14 abbey breweries worldwide making authentic Trappist beer, it is special by any standard, and its 170 years of brewing history is testament to this.As per most Trappist breweries, there are only a handful of Chimay beers to choose from, spanning relatively high and higher ABVs, but the Goud (or gold) that we are looking at today is under 5%. With the current trend for lagers and lower ABVs, I thought this “old world” approach to a lighter style of beer would make...

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