New Zealand cellar in the Press

The New Zealand Cellar in the Press

Instyle  ’15 Best Wine Bars In London For Your Girl-Gang‘ June 2017

The Drinks Business ‘This Week in Pictures’ April 2016

The Drinks Business ‘Albariño is NZ’s White to Watch’ April 2016

The Drinks Business ‘Top 10 Millennial Wine Venues’ April 2016

Decanter Top London wine bars as chosen by the experts‘ March 2016

Fells ‘Specialist Knowledge‘ March 2016

Londonist London’s Best Independent Wine Shops‘ February 2016

Emerald Street ‘The best places to eat and drink’ January 2016

TVNZ One News  ‘London pop-up helps showcase the best of New Zealand wine’ January 2016

BOE Magazine ‘A Bite From My Life: Melanie Brown’ January 2016

Twenty Something London: ‘25 Things to Do Before 25 December‘ December 2015

Mr Hyde: ‘Weekend Best Pop-ups and Street Food‘ December 2015

London On the Inside: ‘The New Zealand Cellar Garage Sale‘ December 2015

BOE Magazine: ‘Hot Cocktails to Warm your Cockles‘ December 2015

Urban Junkies: ‘London Weekend Guide‘ December 2015

London Pop-ups: ‘The Ghana Vista Social Club – Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’s Christmas Party in Brixton‘ December 2015

Cherie Guide: ‘Christmas Gift Guide: For Foodies‘ December 2015

London Pop-ups: ‘The Great New Zealand Wine Garage Sale 2015 in Brixton‘ December 2015

All in London UK: ‘NZ Cellar Garage Sale at Pop Brixton‘ December 2015

The Evening Standard ‘A Winter Recipe for Mulled Merlot Wine from The New Zealand Cellar’ November 2015

TNT Magazine:‘The New Zealand Cellar Returns’ November 2015

Ask Men: ‘20 Food & Drink Christmas Gifts That Won’t Disappoint‘ November 2015

VIVA New Zealand:‘The Good Things in Life‘ November 2015

Qinsider: ‘Where to drink natural wine‘ November 2015

Please Bring Me My Wine ‘Twitter’: ‘PBMMW‘ October 2015

The Bon Vivant Journal: ‘The Best Wine Bars in London‘ October 2015

@thewinerist ‘Twitter’: ‘winerist‘ October 2015

Foodism: 6 of London’s best drinks tasting rooms‘ October 2015

Vinespireuk: 8 Reason to Love Pop Brixton‘ October 2015

The Code Bulletin: ‘Bulletin | London | Issue 140‘ October 2015

Decanter Magazine: ‘New Zealand Syrah‘ October 2015

About Time Magazine: ‘Top 5: Hidden Wine Bars in London‘ October 2015

Kea: ‘New Zealand : Our Love of Sport‘ October 2015

The Guardian: Innovation in funding 2015-16 competition entry: The New Zealand Cellar’ August 2015

Pop Brixton: ‘The Best New Hangout in South London‘ June 2015

Talking Pigeons: ‘London’s first New Zealand Wine Shop & Bar at Pop Brixton’ June 2015

Top Jaw: ‘Pop Brixton- The Best New Hangout in South London’ June 2015

Money Week: Matthew Jukes, 2012 Mt Difficulty, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand, June 2015

Harpers: ‘Online retailer New Zealand Cellar set to open first London shop this week‘ May 2015

The Evening Standard: ‘50 best things to do in London this summer‘ detailing Pop Brixton and Taste London – May 2015

Our Crowdfunding Campaign covered in the Press. April 2015:

New Zealand Times UK
The New Zealand Herald
Cuisine – The Ferment
The Drinks Business
Harpers Wines & Spirits
Drinks International
Drinks Business 13.04.15
Harpers Wines & Spirits 13.04.15
The New Zealand Herald 15.04.15

Wine Press: ‘Premier Wine Champion,’March 2015.

Otago Daily Times: Selling British on the virtues of New Zealand Wine,’ January 2015.

Media Coverage for our Great New Zealand Wine Pop-Up Shop: December 2014

The Resident

The New Zealand Times

One to Watch: November 2014 Interview, read it here.

NZ Entrepeneur Magazine. September 2014 issue, Cover story read it here

“The New Zealand Cellar is a very welcome arrival to the UK wine scene, doubling the number of online retailers dedicated to New Zealand wines. The New Zealand Cellar website was launched earlier this year and has an impressive line up of around 160 wines from 60 producers – impressive in calibre as much as in number, as you will see from my tasting notes below, taken at the launch. The website is attractive (New Zealand is so photogenic), well-designed, easy to use and has good information on the producers – story rather than technical detail – and the regions. There’s not much detail about individual wines other than a tasting note. Founder Melanie Brown has excellent credentials: a Kiwi who arrived in London ten years ago and who played ‘a fundamental role in developing The Providores and Tapa Room [Marylebone High Street, London W1] wine list to offer the largest selection of premium New Zealand wines in Europe’. She remains the buyer for The Providores, which gives her an unrivalled opportunity to see which wines excel at the table and complement head chef Peter Gordon’s eclectic and wine-aware menu.

Julia Harding for Read her full report and tasting notes here. September 2014

The Resident Magazine, Become an Expert in New Zealand Wine. August 2014

The Drinks BusinessThe Week in Pictures, August 2014

Miss Bouquet, If you only buy one wine this week, July 2014

New Zealand Herald, Online shop showcases NZ wines in UK, May 2014

HarpersNew Zealand Cellar to sell country’s boutique wines to UK market, May 2014

I am truly thrilled that Melanie has decided to create The New Zealand Cellar, which enables wine lovers to buy some of the fabulous NZ wines that she has been instrumental in sourcing for us at The Providores restaurant. Many of these are unavailable at retail from anywhere else. I will be shopping here myself as Melanie has a keen eye (and palate) and I know she’ll be looking hard at what New Zealand is currently producing.

Peter Gordon, Chef Patron, The Providores and Tapa Room.  May 2014

Wall Street Journal Stoked about SauvignonMay 2014

Decanter Profile – Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 – View profile, April 2014

Stylist Magazine – Melanie’s picks: Champagne and Sparkling for every budget – February 2014


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