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Wellington.Dingo  A well travelled Australian Cattle Dog explores her new life in Wellington, NZ

It’s been a while between drinks on Thirsty Thursday so to make up for lost time we’re going to review not one but two wines this week!


Rose is the new black dress of the wine world this season - who doesn’t love a refreshing chilled light rouge tipple while sharing sunshine and fun with friends. Or all alone for that matter! •

We enjoy rose from all parts of the world but have taken a particular liking to the heavier styles produced in Spain. Two favourites are the the 2016 Torres Sangre de Toro Rose and the 2016 Bodegas Fontana Mesta Rose Tempranillo - around $14-17 NZD. Pop some frozen raspberries or strawberries in your glass for extra ooomph!


Pairs nicely with spicy Asian style deep fried whole snapper. 🤤🤤🤤


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Well golly folks, the things you see on a road trip in regional NZ.


On a country road, all the way down the other end of the world, it seems this farmer has captured the sentiment around the current POTUS.


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Have you met my lovely friend, Bella? She’s quite the wine connoisseur, as well as an adventure traveller on her Ma’s bike - not the hair-raising MTB rides her Ma loves, but something a little more sedate like sitting in the front basket while gently circumnavigating a lake.


On a recent visit to her delightful home in Brisbane, Australia, Bella served up a simply superb 2016 Tasmanian Pinot Noir with the memorable name of ‘Sailor Seeks Horse’. If you ever see a bottle you must snaffle it immediately as it appears to be completely sold out. Understandable given the amazing quality for around $50 AUD.


Bella also served a delicious fruit and wine platter. We must return as soon as we can! Check out Bella’s adventures @velo_bella and @dizzydeecox

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Hi everyone it’s me, Ellie aka Wellington Dingo, and I’ve travelled all the way up NZ’s State Highway 1 to Auckland to visit my grandpawrents! And didn’t I get some treats for a thirsty pupper - a lovely bottle of Coopers Creek ‘Limeworks’ Select Vineyards 2017 Hawkes Bay NZ Chardonnay - delicious with canapés and Grandpaw’s fish pie 🤤😋 Around $24 NZD . Not the same place as @c00per_the_kelpie Stinky Creek though! 🤣🤣


We had such fun on our visit - I tried to sneak in a few sly smooches and Grandpaw put on his funny face 🤪🤨


I can’t wait to visit again. All those pats! 😁


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Daaaahhhlings, I just have to share this wonderful experience with you! Pretentious Penelope here, bringing you only the best from the Taranaki region of NZ! Roger’s investment portfolio has taken a turn for the better so we’re having a mini break at the utterly delightful Nice Hotel in New Plymouth. In their best suite of course! Delicious treats served in our boudoir courtesy of their 5 star restaurant, perfectly accompanied by a soft, ripe, velvety Pinot Noir from Martinborough - the 2016 Russian Jack - around $26 NZD. Who knew winter could be so delightful!


Do see if you could spare an evening or more to visit this delightful establishment @table_restaurant www.nicehotel.co.nz


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They’ve finally named a wine after my Ma! Welcome to Thirsty Thursday where we are proud to review Madam Sass, a 2017 Pinot Noir from Bendigo in Central Otago, NZ. And Madam Sass lives up to her name. Cheeky, full of attitude, big bodied, stylish and extravagant. Absolutely delicious and a steal at $25 NZD. Perfectly paired with roast lamb and veges and an All Blacks game! Mmmmmmmmmm. Heaven ❤️


For more reviews by clever puppers check out @caninecantina

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We’ve been a little quiet on Insta lately. Ma and Pa have been working hard on our move back to the Motherland - they found a nice home to buy in Sydney; got some exciting job prospects and great feedback on selling our place in Wellington....but I felt I had been inadequately consulted about the BIG MOVE. What would I be called? Sydney Dingo? 😳😱🤭 Would I have to travel in a squashy crate in the cargo hold while Ma and Pa sipped champers in business class as we crossed the Tasman? 🤯😡Hmmmm 🤔 So I decided to fail the medical tests to move to Australia 😈🤗👩‍⚕️I did a great job, no one is going anywhere now. It’s gonna be the Wellington Dingo chasing a ball at Oriental Bay for quite a while longer!


Thank goodness there’s no end to all that beautiful NZ wine and food to review 🤣🤣😍. We’ve got lots of posts to do and catch up on.


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Daaaahlings! I’ve just hosted a delightful soirée with my gorgeous young friends! And they were so handy too for putting together those pesky IKEA flat packs - Roger had a new filing cabinet in moments. No such thing as a free drink in my home!


My gorgeous friends enjoyed a Pretentious Penelope Tightarse Tuesday special - the 2017 Riverstone Sauvignon Blanc - bottled in Auckland NZ from non-specified sources 🤷‍♀️. A bargain at $8.50 NZD. I think clever Tessa the Wine Heeler @khryunmorzhov has reviewed this quaffer too but that bottle had traveled all the way to the USA!


For more wine reviews from puppers check out @caninecantina

Tooodaloooo 😘😘😘


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Winter has certainly arrived in NZ so we took a road trip to the Hawkes Bay Wine Region last weekend to escape the frosty Wellington wind. Ma and Pa have to dine alfresco because of me 😈🤷‍♀️😳 and get all rugged up like they’re on the South Pole. •

One of our favourite haunts is Alessandro’s Woodfired Pizza Napoletana in Havelock North 🤤🤤🤤🤤 OMD the best pizzas in NZ and a delicious wine list featuring some delectable Italian reds. And they have outside heaters!! •

Here I am with pizzas I can smell but not eat; getting a cuddle from the gorgeous Caterina; getting a cuddle from the lovely Horne family at the next table and then getting a cuddle from Ma! What a great night.


If you visit Havelock North, a pizza or three from Alessandro’s is a must.


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Daaahlings! I’ve finally recovered from the Royal Wedding! 🤵👰🏽Harry and Meghan loved my signed Pretentious Penelope Portrait - they said it would be a centrepiece of their apartment in Kensington Palace. Won’t the corgis be annoyed 😠
The after party hosted by Prince Charles was a blast! I ran round the dance floor like ummm, a working dog, rounding up anything with a pulse. Then Idris Elba pulled a tennis ball out of his pocket and I only had eyes for him. As did most of the females in the room.

So now its back to Tightarse Tuesday and $10 wines. 🤷‍♀️😱😜This week is a surprisingly pleasant find for $8.79 NZD - a sparking Sauvignon Blanc from First Pick - bottled in NZ, but sourced from Chile.

Check out my friends at Canine Cantina for other wine finds by sophisticated puppers.

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I hope you haven’t forgotten me daaahlings! Pretentious Penelope here, back with Tightarse Tuesday, after a rejuvenating ‘spell’ at my favourite clinic 🤫🤭😎


The household budget has been reassessed and we can now afford wines up to $12 for our Tuesday review! Fabulous news! And this week’s wine is a beauty - the 2017 Sherwood Estate Stratum Pinot Gris from Waipara, NZ - a bargain at $11.95 NZD. 13% alc. Fresh, with great fruit intensity - peach, ginger, spice and pear. •

While I was errr ‘rejuvenating’, the servants took another holiday - here’s the male servant getting very familiar with one of the Rinmistress’s performers 😱😱@rinthegermanshepherd whilst the female servant was more interested in the libations. 🍾🥂


And look at the Pretentious Penelope product range from Redbubble thanks to the wonderful art of @petechandogs . I’ve been immortalised on an iPhone case!


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Yaaaawn. Life has been SO BORING without my Insta friends. At last I’m back with another Thirsty Thursday! And at just the right time for the new vintage releases in NZ.


We have a well rounded 2016 ‘The Gravels’ Chardonnay from the renowned Squawking Magpie Vineyard in Hawkes Bay - yes I know, yet another Chardonnay but this one is so well crafted it is sure to appeal to lovers of Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc. Full bodied, dry, mineral, butterscotch, spice and all things nice. Approx $37 NZD. Paired with crisp tarakihi fillets, salad and fries. Yum.


We love magpies too ❤️


We hope to drop by the @caninecantina soon and check out
the latest posts! Gigantic slurpy pupper kisses to Tessa and Sadie @khryunmorzhov

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