Hawkshead 2017 Pinot Gris. 2015 Riesling and Bannockburn Pinot Noir, and 2014 ‘First Vines’ Pinot Noir
Smoking Loon, La Crema, McManis and The Crusher Releases
Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016
Clearview Estate 2016 ‘Old Olive Block’, Enigma’ and ‘The Basket Press’
Ceres 2017 ‘Swansong’ Pinot Gris and 2016 ‘Composition’ Pinot Noir
Vicarage Lane Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016
Paddy Borthwick 2017 Riesling and Chardonnay, and 2016 Left Hand and Right Hand Pinot Noirs
Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
Villa Maria ‘Ngakirikiri’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Paxton ‘NOW’ Shiraz 2017 and Hogshead Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Kuru Kuru and Tarras Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Red Queen Marlborough Pinot Nor Rosé 2017
Waipara Valley Wines Blanc de Blanc, 2016 Sauvignon, and 2016 Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and Reserve Chardonnay
Aix Rosé, A Torres Selection and Lustau Vermut from EuroVintage
Mills Reef 2017 ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris and Chardonnay
Nevis Bluff ‘Duke of Cromwell’ Pinot Blanc 2017, and 2017 Rosé, 2014 Pinot Gris and 2013 Pinot Noir
Smith and Sheth ‘CRU’ Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah Releases
Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Gris 2017
Karikari Estates 2014 ‘Calypso’ and 2015 Chardonnays, 2016 Viognier and 2015 Syrah and Pinotage
Auntsfield 2016 ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
The Crossings ‘Wild’ Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Pisa Range Estate‘ Black Poplar’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
Z Wine ‘Rustica’ ‘Reserve’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Grava Wines 2016 Martinborough Sauvignon, Rosé, Riesling and Pinot Noir
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Suppliers are invited to submit wine(s) for review. Technical details, winery tasting notes and an indication of Recommended Retail Price are requested to be provided, if available. There is a charge of $33.00 exclusive GST ($37.95 inclusive GST) per wine reviewed.

The supplier will receive acknowledgement of receipt of the wine sample(s). A review will be made and published on the website, and feedback returned, as soon as practical and possible (say, nominally, within 3-4 weeks, dependant on work load).

The wine will be tasted ‘open', identity known, rather than ‘blind'. The review written may include an introduction and background to the wine, variety, style or group of wines it may be tasted in. The review will include a description based on colour, aroma and taste, and the wine will be assessed and scored on the 20 point scale as well as the 5 star rating system.

Only wines of bronze medal standard (15.5/20 or ) and above will have reviews published unless instructed otherwise by the supplier. If a wine receives an assessment less than bronze medal standard, the review will still be provided to the supplier as confidential feedback.
A GST invoice will be sent to the supplier for the cost of the review(s) once published. Payment is due by 20th of the following month.
Please send wines to:
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 45 Alexandra Road, Hataitai, Wellington 6021
Tel: (04) 386-3726, Cell: (027) 272-8808
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Only one sample bottle of each wine is required. If a sample is faulty (e.g.: cork taint, oxidation), you will be notified for a replacement. Only finished and bottled wines will be reviewed. Tank and barrel samples can be evaluated by arrangement.
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Dispenser Rolls of 1,000 - $40.00 excl GST & postage, Production Rolls of 4,000 - $160.00 excl GST & postage
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Supplier Details

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Review Fees and Payment
The review fee per wine is $33.00 exclusive GST, $37.95 inclusive GST
Number of Wines
Total Cost(incl. GST)
- A GST Tax Invoice will be sent from ‘Wine2Trade’, the company that Raymond Chan Wine Reviews operates under
- The invoice will be sent after publication of the review on, or after a confidential feedback review has been sent to the supplier if the wine is not assessed at bronze medal (15.5/20) or 3 star level - Payment is due 20th of the following month of the review publication or feedback review sent
- The preferred method of payment is by interbank transfer to Westpac account: 03 0515 0509148 001 Cheque payment to ‘Wine2Trade’ also accepted
- Please refer to the invoice number

Wines Submitted for Review

- Please list the wine(s) submitted for review below. (Examples provided)
- The preferred order of description is: Name of Producer, Generic Name or Range/Tier, Region of Origin, Variety/Style, Vintage, Recommended Retail Price (incl. GST)
Examples below
Wine Description Vintage RRP
- Only one sample bottle of each wine is required
- If a sample is faulty (e.g.: cork taint, oxidation), you will be notified for a replacement
- Only finished and bottled wines will be reviewed. Tank and barrel samples can be evaluated by arrangement
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