Campbell at Caro’s

Caros Grey Lynn

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Mark these dates in your diary. On the last Wednesday of each month, commencing Wednesday 31st August, I plan to taste my top ten wines in each of the major style categories.

The tastings will take place in the 60-seat lecture room at Caro’s new store at 14 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn and is expected to take 1½ to 2 hours (I’ll offer a more accurate estimate after the first event).

We will thoroughly explore the style under review looking back at the history and projecting what changes lie ahead. The wines are chosen purely on merit and, with very few exceptions (where wines had completely sold out), I was able to track down my top ten. Some of the wines will be available for purchase on the night.

I am looking forward, with a tiny bit of apprehension, to reviewing my best wines. Here is the programme until the end of the year. The cost is a modest $50 per person or $175 if you wish to book the entire four tastings. A new 2017 program will be put together for the new year and I welcome any suggested themes, one of which will probably “NZ’s top ten most iconic wines”.

Email suggestions to subject: Campbell at Caro’s.

The dates are:

  • Wednesday 31st August, Top Ten Pinot Noir
  • Wednesday 28 September, Top Ten Syrah
  • Wednesday 26th October, Top Ten Bordeaux blends
  • Wednesday 30th November, Top Ten Chardonnay

To book and view the wines offered at each tasting go to

We expect the tastings to sell out fairly quickly.

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