Monthly Archives: January 2017

Valentine's Day - Celebrate in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Blenheim or Nelson

Posted by [email protected] on January 18, 2017

It’s that time of year again… Just under three weeks until that most romantic of day arrives, so we wanted to remind you how easy it is to let us play Cupid. Spoil your No.1 love with bubbles this year.

If your love is a fan of all things classic - No. 1 Cuvée is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded Methode Traditionelle wines. It was the first wine produced by No. 1 Family Estate. It is renowned throughout New Zealand and internationally winning numerous trophies (including IWSC and Winestate), gold medals and five star awards since its release.

For a fresh new love, keep things in the pink with No 1 Rosé, This wine celebrates the superb climate of Marlborough, delicate salmon-pink with a mass of tiny bubbles, the wine offers a seamless balance of subtle cherry and almond hints combined with a fresh acidity. Dry, yet fresh and elegant, this wine leaves a lasting impression of opulence and splendour.

If you want to give a truly wonderful gift that celebrates the longevity of your love for your Valentine, then look no further than a bottle of No.1 Assemblé. A non-vintage brut, Assemblé has spent a minimum of 18 months on lees, encouraging full yeast autolysis, making it an easy-drinking, aperitif style. It is fresh and inviting with sophisticated and typical characters, intense flavours, and a long finish.

Order your wine HERE

We’re so thrilled to play Cupid we’re even running a Facebook promotion at the moment. It’s easy to enter! Simply LIKE US then enter the draw on our Facebook Page and you could win a $150 Voucher from your choice of five fabulous restaurants.

  • Little Jimmy - Auckland
  • Noble Rot Wine Bar - Wellington
  • Gramado's Restaurant & Bar - Blenheim
  • FORDS  Restaurant & Bar - Nelson
  • Roots Restaurant - Christchurch



A New Year's Resolution You Can Keep!

Posted by [email protected] on January 11, 2017

Random fact... Did you know that by the second week in January one third of people who made a New Year’s Resolution will have broken it?

So we thought we’d offer you a resolution for 2017 that we feel is attainable… Make 2017 the year you drink more bubbles!

Here are five ways to help you keep that resolution.

  • Don’t save it for a celebration – Bubbles are too often saved for a special occasion, but live your life knowing that every day is special, and that there’s always something good to celebrate and you’ll pop a cork more often!  
  • Think beyond the canapé – Bubbles are often served as an apéritif but we always think it’s such a shame when they’re reserved solely to tickle the taste buds and stimulate the appetite prior to a fine celebratory lunch or dinner. Our wines, happily hold their own as part of the main attraction or dessert. We often share recipes that will give you super new ideas for serving bubbles, sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss out.
  • Make it a Magnum - No we’re not suggesting you polish this off on your own! But making time for friends is a sure fire way to get the bubbles flowing.
  • Don’t dilute it – We know that fancy cocktail bars and classy clubs will serve bubbles with other ingredients. At No.1 Family Estate we suggest you enjoy our wines as they should be enjoyed… On their own!
  • Take advice from Madam Lily Bollinger -  Who famously said... “I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch the stuff unless I am thirsty.”