Has this dreary weather got you reminiscing of summer? Sitting on a sunny deck with a wine in hand might be a wee while away, but fear not, because the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival 2014 is gearing up for a round of sophisticated, urban, wine-centric festivities this Sunday 15th June. Set in the breathtaking Imperial Building, the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival showcases over 200 wine varietals from some of our best-undiscovered wine makers. Grab a tipple and enjoy live music sets from notable musician Geordie McCullum, with vocals from the beautiful Gemma Copas, Tracey Collins, and Paddy Walker on the decks. If expertly paired food and wine matches are what tickle your fancy, well, they have those too. And for the cherry on top - they are holding live seminars hosted by some of the country’s top wine commentators throughout the day, so if you indeed believe you’re a wine aficionado, your knowledge can be widened in the best possible way – vino in hand. The New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival will start at 11am and run through to 7pm. Get the latest updates on the New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival Facebook page here. Words by Lauren Matthews.