Scottish distillery Springbank has launched what it claims to be Scotland’s first Pinot Noir barrel-aged single malt.
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.
A New Zealand Pinot Noir producer is soon to release its first vintage from the other side of the world: Burgundy’s Gevrey-Chambertin.
A new 12-day wine festival in Central Otago, dubbed a “celebration” of the region’s wines, will make its debut this October.
Buyers of famous New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay can expect price increases later this year following the dramatically reduced 2015 vintage in the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their tour of New Zealand this weekend with a visit to Amisfield Winery in Central Otago.
New Zealand winemakers could be set to beat last year’s 345,000 tonne harvest with favourable growing conditions and a growing export market working in its favour.
The 10th annual celebration of Pinot Noir in Central Otago has seen record ticket sales and a visit from famed Burgundian winemaker Aubert de Villaine.
Ben Glover, winemaker at Mud House in New Zealand, on the rewards of patience, Pinot’s unique expression and taking a hands-off approach.
Actor Sam Neill, who runs Two Paddocks in Central Otago, has hit out against being dubbed a “celebrity winemaker”, admitting he dislikes the tag.
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