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Best wines for midwinter nights

Yesterday was winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. Celebrate midwinter with our top 3 wines for enjoying on long, cold nights

We take inspiration from suggestions by everyday Kiwis in Liquorland's Picked By You awards to select the ultimate wines for midwinter nights…

The Ned Pinot Gris

We say: Aromas and flavours of pear, nectarine and musky spice make this an ideal cosy winter white. ($16.99)

You say: "A prettily-blushed delicious drop which is rich enough to pair with my favourite winter meals. Good with pork, fish, beef and lamb," Maureen 

Fickle Mistress Pinot Noir

We say: The Little Red Riding Hood of wines, this mixes sweet red fruits of cherry and raspberry with dark woody hits of toasted cedar and spice. ($25.99)

You say: "Fruity, flavourful and youthful! This Otago pinot noir is warmingly red for winters by the fire," Alex

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Merlot

We say: Lush fruits and flavourful herbs make for a nice amount of body and a smooth finish. As slick as an Aston Marton but way cheaper. ($14.99)

You say: "A fruity beginning followed by smoky flavours. Perfect with lamb and beef," Edward

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