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New Zealand

Domaine Thomson gets organic certification

Central Otago’s Domaine Thomson has just gained organic certification for its entire estate from Biogro NZ.

Friday, February 24th, 2017 No Comments »

People ‘look down their noses’ at Pinot Gris

Export markets are missing out on New Zealand Pinot Gris, with the variety still suffering from a level of unjustified snobbery, says Emma Jenkins MW, despite it being one of the country’s fastest-growing grapes.

Friday, February 24th, 2017 No Comments »

Brexit won’t benefit sparkling wine in UK

Brexit won’t benefit sparkling wine in the UK, says head of Champagne Agents Association in response to comments from Méthode Marlborough winemaker.

Friday, February 24th, 2017 No Comments »

Australian Vintage brings NZ wine to UK

Australian Vintage has launched its first New Zealand wine into the UK market to tap into the continuing growth of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

Southern Hemisphere wines to shine in Chengdu

About 45 exhibitors from Chile, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand will showcase some of their top rated wines from at least 60 brands in the lead up to the upcoming Chengdu Food & Drinks Fair in March.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Ningxia eyes coastal provinces to expand domestic market

China’s leading wine region, Ningxia, is counting on China’s coastal provinces to expand its domestic wine market and move its excess wine stocks the region’s top wine official revealed at a recent conference.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Brexit an opportunity for NZ Méthode Marlborough

The UK’s vote to leave the EU could offer an opportunity for New Zealand’s Méthode Marlborough sparkling wine, with import taxes likely to reduce as Champagne becomes more expensive, says winemaker Daniel Le Brun.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 2 Comments »

NZ explores ‘acoustic’ style of Sauvignon

High cropping of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and fierce competition on price is pushing winemakers to experiment further with the variety, using oak and bottle age to add a second dimension to the country’s offer.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

Sam Neill: Living on the edge is f****** terrifying

Central Otago in New Zealand’s extreme south is one of the most unpredictable wine regions in the world, which makes producing wine there a thrilling, but terrifying, pursuit, says actor and winemaker Sam Neill.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 4 Comments »

Wairarapa rebrands as Wellington Wine Country

Winemakers in New Zealand’s Wairarapa Valley, which includes the boutique Pinot Noir heartland of Martinborough, have collectively rebranded as Wellington Wine Country in an effort to better communicate the region and its wines.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 2 Comments »

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