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Saturday 31 January 2015

New Zealand

US to become NZ’s biggest market by ’16

The US is to become NZ’s largest market by volume and value by the end of this year, according to Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Brancott pushes NZ Sauvignon upmarket

With vineyard area near capacity, Marlborough must focus on building value rather than volume growth, insists Brancott Estate’s chief winemaker.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Chardonnay Masters 2014: The results

Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Asian buyers push up vineyard prices

Wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes in regions such as Sonoma, Hawke’s Bay and Barossa Valley.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

World’s first sonic wine bar opens

The world’s first sonic wine bar, where wines are matched to specific pieces of music, has opened in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine launch at 17,000ft breaks record

A New Zealand winery has broken a world record by staging a wine launch at 17,000 feet in the shadow of Mount Everest.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Yealands announces expansion drive

New Zealand’s sixth largest exporter, Yealands Wine Group, has embarked on a strategic review with the aim of fast-tracking expansion plans.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Korean deal opens door for NZ wine

New Zealand Winegrowers has welcomed a new free trade deal with South Korea as offering a “significant boost” to this major export target market.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Gamay: NZ’s red answer to Sauvignon Blanc?

The winery that claims to be New Zealand’s only Gamay producer has suggested that this grape variety has scope to fulfil a similar role for the country as Sauvignon Blanc.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

EU grants NZ organic wine parity

A new organic wine agreement with the EU means New Zealand’s organic wine certifications will soon be recognised in Europe.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

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