Best seasonal drinks


Bring your entertaining indoors as the temperature drops with these delicious drinks that are perfect for cosying up to

One of the best things about winter is that you can curl up inside with a good drink. Here are our top three picks for those cooler days.

Grove Mill Pinot Noir

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This dark, delicious pinot noir is created by one of the pioneer wineries of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley wine area. Grove Mill was established in 1988 and since then has been dedicated to creating premium wines with minimal environmental impact. The Grove Mill Pinot Noir delivers delectable aromas of boysenberry and blue plum, which lure you into a complex and savoury palate of dark fruits and a finish of fine tannins. The perfect wine for lazy winter lunches and fireside sipping. Available at selected Liquorland stores, $22.99, 750ml

Soho Pink Sheep Rosé

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If you think rosé is just for summer, guess again. Soho Pink Sheep Rosé has a subtle richness that makes for gorgeous drinking at any time. You’ll discover incredible crushed berry flavour, juicy watermelon, a deep soul of soft red florals and a dry finish. Not only has this divine rosé been awarded 5 stars by Wine Orbit, 50 cents per bottle sold is donated to the I Am Hope mental health charity spearheaded by New Zealander of the Year, Mike King. Available at selected Liquorland stores, $24.99, 750ml

1919 Gin

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This incredible New Zealand craft gin is fermented and distilled in a custom-made still with unusual local ingredients of Otago cherries, manuka honey and organic lemons and oranges, in addition to the more usual gin botanicals such as juniper, angelica root and cinnamon. The name is inspired by the year that New Zealand came scarily close to voting in prohibition but thankfully sense prevailed. If that thought gives you chills, warm yourself with a gin sour made with 1919, like the one pictured. Available at selected Liquorland stores, $69.99, 700ml