Wellington wine diary

This year has been epic and we’ve only just passed the halfway mark. Who knows what the world has in store for us next? Here in Wellington (the city I moved back to this year), we have barely finished summer, winter is mild and the wind is virtually non existent. The weather may be uncharacteristically unusual but our wine tastings calendar promises to be unusually outstanding. Here it is…

Rhone reds, Saturday 9 July

12 noon to 4pm, free in-store tasting

GSM, SGM, MSG… Taste Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre from around the world this Saturday in store at our free tasting with Joelle Thomson.


Black beauties – Wednesday 20 July

6pm to 8pm, upstairs at Regional Wines, Wellington 

Take a tour of the world’s big black beauties from Malbec, Mourvedre and Shiraz (and more) from Argentina to Australia.

Bookings online here: https://regionalwines.co.nz/events


Wine 101 – Saturday 13 August

This free in store Wine 101 event is a tasting teaser for our second series of Wine 101 in September with Joelle Thomson.


Shiraz matazz – Thursday 25 August

6pm to 8pm, upstairs at Regional Wines, Wellington 

It’s Shiraz but not as you know it; try a bunch of beauties from off the beaten track with Joelle Thomson.

Bookings online here: https://regionalwines.co.nz/events


Wine 101, Thursdays: 14, 21 & 28 September

6pm-8pm, upstairs at Regional Wines, Wellington

Join Joelle Thomson for 3 nights and over $1000 of wine…

Bookings online here: https://regionalwines.co.nz/events


The World of Riesling – Thursday 13 October

6pm to 8pm, upstairs at Regional Wines, Wellington

It was in this very room that I first fell for Riesling when Raymond Chan revealed the treasures inside Riesling bottles from Alsace to the Mosel to Marlborough. This tasting ranges from bone dry wines to medium dry to luscious liquid gold.

Bookings online here: https://regionalwines.co.nz/events


Cellar Busters – Thursday 10 November

6pm to 8pm, upstairs at Regional Wines, Wellington

Start your own wine cellar for under $100 with our cellar starter packs put together by author and writer Joelle Thomson (yours truly), whose Little Black Book of Wine is the starting point for our Cellar Busters tasting.

Cellar starter packs will be for sale after this tasting.

Bookings online here: https://regionalwines.co.nz/events

Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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