Wine Tastings & Events in Auckland

Our range of exciting wine tastings and events cater for the novice to the wine buff. From winemaker tastings to degustation dinners to our hugely popular team hosted tastings, they offer a great forum to enjoy and learn more about the world of wine. Pre-purchase tickets to secure your place at these excellent events.

30 Mar

1:00pm - 4:00pm, 30 March 2019 Lunn Ave

**This event is now sold out, however we have been overwhelmed by the response so are planning a second event shortly afterwards. Please email georgia@finewinedelivery.co.nz if you would like to be put on the wait list and get first offer on these tickets This March there’s a battle going down, and YOU will be able to choose the winner. Twelve breweries are coming together and bringing eleven exciting new brews to the table, in Fine Wine Delivery Co.’s Battle of the Brews tasting. Each brewery will be bringing a limited edition, pre-release or exclusive beer to the tasting for all you lucky lot to try! Taste your way through all eleven beers and enjoy an iconic Fritz’s Weiner for just $20 a ticket. At the end of the tasting, it will be up to you to decide what you want to see on our taps. Vote for your favourite beer, and the People’s Choice winner gets a permanent spot on our taps for the month, so you can come back and keep getting more of the beers that you love! Saturday 30th March, 1-4pm – go at your own pace and walk around chatting to brewers and reps from some of NZ’s best and newest breweries. Never to be repeated, a tasting not to be missed, with a very limited number of tickets – book now! Breweries Attending: Garage Project Bach Brewing McLeod’s Brewery Behemoth Brewing Co. 8 Wired Brewing Cassel’s & Sons Fortune Favours Epic Brewing Co Ultimate Brewing Hallertau Ballast Point Moa Brewing Accompanied by Fritz Weiner Sausage! Only 100 tickets available, don't miss out on this unforgettable afternoon!

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10 Apr

6:30pm - 8:30pm, 10 April 2019 Lunn Ave

Join us for a fantastical night of epicurean adventure and discovery... As we invite all of our discerning Gin aficionados and eager to learn novices to come along and experience the exotic aromas and flavours of the Hidden World Gin company from right here in Auckland. Hidden World is a collaboration between the Zeitgeist talents of Luke Nicholas of the iconic Epic Brewing Company and Anthony Sexton of Vaione Gin. Their joint venture came about as a result of a mutually shared journey into the exotic and exciting world of hand crafted Gin, which they both now want to share with you. This will be a night of discovery and amazement for your Gin obsessed taste buds as they will get to experience many unique, limited edition, artisanal, Kiwi Gins of great beauty and complexity, that they will never forget. What we'll be tasting on the night: Guardian Gin 44% The flavour for this gin is dominated by the New Zealand native pepper trees Kawakawa & Horopito. A taste of New Zealand. Our favourite tonic match is the East Imperial Red Label, as the sweetness works with the spiciness of the Gin. Tonic Match – East Imperial Red Label PINK Gin 44% For so long people have asked for a Pink Gin but it took us a while to get it right. The colour and the flavour. The magic comes from using Freeze Dried Raspberries to give the pink colour and berry flavour. Tonic Match - East Imperial Grapefruit Hot Cross Bun Gin 44% This was a sell-out success last year. We have doubled down on the intensity of the flavour delivering more Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Dried Fruit and Citrus Peel. Exactly like you expect a Hot Cross Bun gin would taste Tonic Match – Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Oriental Gin 44% A bounty of different Oriental Spices including Cardamom, Clove, and Sichuan Pepper. The aroma of this Gin will totally WOW you. Or as the ultimate Negroni with Campari and Vermouth. Tonic Match – Fever Tree Mediterranean Forest Gin 44% The best comment so far has been “it tastes like eating a Christmas Tree". Using Pine, Bay Leaves and Kauri Gum this Gin has the aroma of the forest. Big fresh piney notes, with hints of bark, sap, resin and woodiness. One of our most interesting Gins. Tonic Match – East Imperial Old World Monster J (100% Juniper Gin) 51.50% We wanted to capture the full flavour that Juniper can offer, so we have distilled Juniper using seven different methods. This Gin is for the absolute Gin purist, who needs all the Juniper in their life. Tonic Match – Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Navy Gin 60% Navy Strength Gin Take the gunpowder test. The strongest Gin made in New Zealand. The flavours in this Gin are driven by the savoury herbs; Thyme, Sage and Tangelo. Tonic Match - East Imperial Yuzu Chilli Gin 44% Originally made for Culley’s using their exclusive Carolina Reapers (but not in a crazy hot way).The hottest chillies in the world. It has an incredible fruitiness from the chillies, but only a medium level of heat. Great in a Bloody Mary. Tonic Match – East ImperialThai Ginger Ale Be very quick to grab your tickets to this event, its guaranteed to sell out quickly!

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11 Apr

6:30pm - 8:30pm, 11 April 2019 Constellation Dr.

Join us for an Ginspirational line up of our favourite new Gins from near & far... Revival, Resurgence and Renaissance are three words that certainly apply to the expansive global gin trade in recent years. From a beverage that was once considered old fashioned and stuffy, it is now fresh, vibrant and innovative, while still maintaining the best aspects of its proud heritage and tradition. Here at FWD Co. we make sure we keep ahead of the new global gin trends with an intensive tasting programme and lots of research, bringing our adventurous, inquisitive, discerning customers only the very best quality, handcrafted Gins, from all over the globe! So come along and discover 8 of the very best of our new Gin discoveries and our premium tonic water recommendations that will match your new Gin discovery perfectly! Join us for an evening hosted by Michael Black our Spirits Ambassador – you’re guaranteed to be entertained & informed! What we'll be tasting on the night: - Ford's Gin - Portobello Road No 171 London Dry Gin - No. 3 London Dry Gin - Gin 133 Raspberry - Aviation Gin - Hernö Gin - Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin - Ink Gin Be very quick to grab your tickets to this event, its guaranteed to sell out quickly!

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12 Apr

2:30pm - 5:30pm, 12 April 2019 Lunn Ave

Head on in-store for a FREE tasting of Giesen's Wine Range. One of the team from Giesen will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The Giesen Brothers range expresses the best of the Giesen vineyards transporting the drinker on a journey of taste sensation. The range offers various reds, white and dessert wines for all occasions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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27 Apr

2:30pm - 5:30pm, 27 April 2019 Constellation Dr.

Head on in-store for a FREE tasting of Giesen's Wine Range. One of the team from Giesen will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The Giesen Brothers range expresses the best of the Giesen vineyards transporting the drinker on a journey of taste sensation. The range offers various reds, white and dessert wines for all occasions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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