Summer Sipping

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We gathered a few ideas from our well-versed crew to see what they’ll be imbibing on the beach.
 
Dan Heyworth, CEO: Lots of sea-water as I flounder around in the surf. (Actually, we know he’s partial to a Garage Project Pukka IPA).
 
Jean Bartosh, office and showhome manager: Whilst Martinborough might be famous for its Pinot Noir, I recently discovered Te Kairangi Chardonnay 2014 on an e-bike trip around the vineyards. The safest way to wine taste…”
 
Sam Elliot, interior designer: I’m a bit of a fan of Greygoose vodka served with frozen grapefruit ice cubes from my tree outside and topped up with some soda water for a nice wee summer treat! Perhaps a bit of mint on top from the herb garden, too.
 
Claire McCall, PR: “Tongue in Groove 2013 Riesling, made in the Waipara Valley, is a fairly extravagant but brilliant summer tipple.” Buy it and good wine shops or online from http://tongueingroove.co.nz/shop/2013-riesling/ if you want it cheaper. Far too good to decant into our water bladders on our three-day canoeing adventure down the Whanganui River though!
 
Tim Dorrington, architect: Martini Rosso on the rocks. Classic and simple.
Matt Chernishov, project management: Whitikau Valley side stream water treated with a Katadyn Micropur water filter from a scrunched up sprite bottle.