It’s the gift that keeps on giving from now until Friday 6 January 2017.  It is free wine advice at the end of the  #VillaMariaHelpline to answer New Zealanders’ wine queries.

The large, family owned New Zealand wine company launched its helpline to ease what chief winemaker Nick Picone describes as festive fear about buying wines that are special or celebratory.

“We put a lot of effort into the Christmas season and unless we’re wine specialists, it can be daunting finding that perfect wine to gift or match with food. The Villa Maria Helpline was designed to support New Zealanders with their decision making and ease stress over the festive season,” says Picone, who is among those specialists on the other end of the hotline.

To call the new wine hotline, tag #VillaMariaHelpline with a wine related question via a personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and a Villa Maria wine specialist will respond.

The #VillaMariaHelpline service runs for four weeks from Friday 9 December 2016 to Friday 6 January 2017.