Wine Tasting & Events

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.

23 May

Bourbon and Brews

6:30pm - 8:30pm, 23 May 2018Lunn Ave

We are so excited to present the ultimate tasting event…..Bourbon, Beer & Smoked Meats! Join us for a match made in heaven at our Lunn Ave SuperStore with Birkenhead Brewing Co, A.D Laws Bourbon & Fireworks Smokehouse Meats. We will be tasting our way through four flights, each served with a perfectly matched combination of Beer & Bourbon alongside the ultimate finger licking meat course from Auckland’s very own Pitmasters at Fireworks Smokehouse. See how the Beer & Bourbon interact with one another & how they accentuate the Smoked Meats. Smoking is an ancient cooking method that almost magically turns the toughest cuts of meat into tender, succulent delicious food. Ancient cultures have smoked food for centuries and it is not the smoking itself that transforms the meat…. it adds flavour, but it’s the cooking process at a low temperature over a long period of time that truly transforms the meat into tender succulent morsels. Join us for a carnivore's cornucopia of meaty treats & what I know will be a tasting event highlight of 2018! The MENU BBC Bunker APA with A.D Laws 4 Grain Bourbon 47.5% ABV Served with Whole Chicken cooked for 4 – 6 hours BBC Beautiful Trouble with A.D Laws Secale Rye Whisky 50% ABV Served with Pork Cheek cooked for 4 – 7 hours BBC Kauri IPA with A.D Laws 4 Grain Cask Strength Bourbon 56.5% Served with Beef Cheek cooked for 5 – 8 hours BBC Rawene Stout vs A.D Laws Secale Rye Cask Strength 66.8% ABV Served with Beef Brisket cooked for 8 – 14 hours $50 per person Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 6.30pm - 8.30pm Fine Wine Delivery Co, 42 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington

26 May

Shiraz vs Syrah, Aussies vs Kiwis!

11:00am - 2:00pm, 26 May 2018Lunn Ave

11:00am - 2:00pm, 26 May 2018Constellation Dr.

It’s as contentious as the rivalry that exists between all our major sporting codes. Regardless of which side of the ditch you reside, we both love the contest that exists between Aussies & Kiwis… it’s the glue that unites us in times of neighbourly need. And as is often the case between our great nations, it’s the similarities and not differences that connect us. The same philosophy applies to Syrah & Shiraz… genetically the same grape, their different names are more a statement of their style diversity, yet they share definite similarities. So, which is better? Both have their merits… at FWD Co. we believe it comes down to personal taste! We enjoy the debate and reserve the right to swap countries on this argument depending on the individual wine. So, come taste your way through a fantastic line up of Shiraz vs Syrah at similar price & quality offerings. Wines to be tasted on the day: Vidal Reserve Syrah vs Saltram 1859 Shiraz Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah vs Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz Elephant Hill Syrah vs Dandelion Lionheart of Barossa Shiraz Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah vs d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz We’ll even have some Food Trucks onsite at both SuperStores. Guerilla Grill will be at Constellation Drive & Double Dutch Fries at Lunn Ave from 11am through to 2pm. Any in store purchase during this time will get you a free serve at the Foodtruck at each store! Look forward to seeing you there….no under arm bowling or ball tampering allowed!