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Saturday 10 December 2016 loc: GB

Central Otago

New Zealand: Pinot central

Since the boom time of the noughties, the big players have applied an increasingly powerful grip over Central Otago. With little land now left for sale, what’s next for this extraordinary Pinot-producing region, asks Patrick Schmitt MW

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 1 Comment »

Domaine-Thomson’s Pinot travels first class

Domaine-Thomson’s Explorer Pinot Noir has been taken on by Cathay Pacific to serve in its first class cabins.

Friday, August 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Marlborough ‘end game’ now in play

Land for vineyards in Marlborough is now becoming so scarce that an “end game” is in play to acquire the best remaining sites, believes the estate director of Cloudy Bay.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 No Comments »

Sauvignon: ‘the grape that wine snobs cannot bear’

Name-dropping wine lovers may loathe Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s just as important as highbrow Pinot Noir, according to Oz Clarke.

Friday, February 19th, 2016 11 Comments »

EU blocks sale of Felton Road Riesling

Central Otago winery Felton Road has been prohibited from selling its Bannockburn Riesling in Europe because it falls below the 8.5% ABV limit set by the European Union.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 2 Comments »

Sam Neill opens pop-up cellar door at Two Paddocks

Actor Sam Neill has opened a pop-up cellar door in a silver Airstream caravan at his New Zealand winery Two Paddocks in Central Otago.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Uncorked: PM Hall-Jones

The co-owner of Domaine Thomson Wines speaks to dbHK about inviting Aubert de Villaine for dinner and the bottle of Nuits-Saint-Georges that sparked her love of wine.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Scotland’s ‘first’ NZ Pinot Noir whisky launched

Scottish distillery Springbank has launched what it claims to be Scotland’s first Pinot Noir barrel-aged single malt.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Central Otago ‘on same journey as Burgundy’

Central Otago is progressing towards ‘Burgundification’, with a growing focus on individual vineyard parcels and vine clones, according to one of the region’s most respected viticulturists.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 3 Comments »

NZ producer to release Burgundy

A New Zealand Pinot Noir producer is soon to release its first vintage from the other side of the world: Burgundy’s Gevrey-Chambertin.

Friday, August 7th, 2015 No Comments »

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