Stock up now if you've grown accustomed to drinking good
New Zealand wine at low, low prices, writes Michael Cooper in
the 2013 edition of his annual Buyer's Guide to New Zealand
The wine glut of the past few years is over, production is
down this year and overseas markets are growing, he explains.
The annual guide, now fatter than ever, is an essential
reference for wine buyers, but it's also available as an
e-book or you can subscribe to his regularly updated website,
michaelcooper.co.nz, so you can access it on your phone when
confronted by a confusing selection of labels in a wine
Along with more than 3000 wine reviews which include quality
and value ratings, he gives information on the vintage just
past, cellaring guidelines, and lists super-classic, classic
and potential classic wines.
This year his eagerly awaited best buys are Spy Valley
Marlborough Chardonnay 2011 ($19.95-$22.95) and Bannock Brae
Estate Goldfields Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 ($29.95).