New Zealand

The best Sauvignon Blancs from the 2017 Global Masters

While consumers love Sauvignon Blanc, many in the trade treat it with disdain. But as our annual competition shows, in the right hands, this grape can create genuinely exciting expressions – at all price points.

Chardonnay Masters 2017: the results in full

Where once the choice for Chardonnay drinkers was either a big, buttery, oaky expression or, in response, an austere, lighter version, now producers have found an appealing middle ground, as Patrick Schmitt MW and fellow judges discover.

NZ’s Pyramid Valley expands to Central Otago after $8m sale

Pyramid Valley in New Zealand's Waikari Valley is expanding its portfolio to include a Central Otago Pinot Noir, following its sale to a fine wine start-up co-founded by Steve Smith MW, who also founded Craggy Range, for NZ$8m (£4.2m).

New Zealand eyes premium low alcohol wine sector

As demand for low alcohol wine grows New Zealand is working to ensure it is ahead of the curve, having crossed the half way point of a seven-year research project into the production of premium, naturally-made low alcohol wines, trading off the success of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

db Eats: GBR

November 17th, 2017

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