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Thursday 24 April 2014

New Zealand

William and Kate visit Central Otago

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their tour of New Zealand this weekend with a visit to Amisfield Winery in Central Otago.

Monday, April 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

Wild Ridge winemaker praises Pegasus Bay

Having gained one of 11 gold medals in db’s Pinot Noir Masters competition, Wild Ridge winemaker Craig McAllister reveals his ideal places for the grape, and his favourite producer.

Friday, March 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Can NZ avoid another wine glut?

As New Zealand harvests its second bumper vintage in a row, one winery owner has expressed concern that the country will repeat the oversupply pricing problems of 2008.

Monday, March 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Students trade dead rats for drinks

A New Zealand university has taken an unusual approach to ridding Wellington of pests by encouraging its students to trade in dead rats for a drink at the student bar.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A with Viviana Navarrete of Viña Leyda

The chief winemaker at Viña Leyda on the importance of letting the terroir speak and why finesse and elegance now rule the roost in Chile.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Former Screaming Eagle owner buys stake in Trinity Hill

Charles Banks, the former owner of cult California winery Screaming Eagle, has bought a stake in New Zealand winery Trinity Hill from its London-based owners.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 No Comments »

NZ winemakers set for record harvest?

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.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 hotels for wine lovers

The wine enthusiast is spoilt for choice when searching for a holiday that combines luxury accommodation with world-class wine tasting.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 3 Comments »

Record turn out at Pinot Noir celebrations

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.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A with Ben Glover of Mud House

Ben Glover, winemaker at Mud House in New Zealand, on the rewards of patience, Pinot’s unique expression and taking a hands-off approach.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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