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Wednesday 10 February 2016

New Zealand

Graham Norton’s winemaker secures historic site

Invivo, the New Zealand wine producer behind chat show host Graham Norton’s own-brand wine label, has acquired a 114-year-old winery near Auckland.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Brancott unveils wine innovation competition

Brancott Estate has teamed up with a tech start-up in Sydney to launch the ‘Winexplorer Innovation Challenge’, a Dragon’s Den-style competition which it hopes will help it discover the next big thing in wine.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Ara Wines in ‘huge land sell-off’

New Zealand’s Ara Wines is rumoured to be selling its entire 1,600 hectares of land in Marlborough to Indevin in a deal potentially worth £130 million.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

In pictures: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Celebration 2016

Some pictorial highlights from Marlborough’s first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, where visitors indulged in beach cricket, craft beer, and bucket-loads of Savy B.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Marlborough Sauvignon in ‘mid-life crisis’

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is going through a “mid-life crisis”, US wine writer Matt Kramer has said.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 1 Comment »

Marlborough celebrates Sauvignon with 3-day event

New Zealand opened the doors to the country’s first ever “celebration” of Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough today.

Monday, February 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Record for New Zealand wine exports

Exports of New Zealand wine have reached a record high of £690 million for 2015, a 14% leap on the previous year.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Gisborne to host NZ Chardonnay and sparkling symposium

North Island New Zealand producer Gisborne Wine will play host to 80 of the world’s top wine writers and influencers at the first Chardonnay and sparkling wine symposium this February.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 No Comments »

EU blocks sale of Felton Road Riesling

Central Otago winery Felton Road has been prohibited from selling its Bannockburn Riesling in Europe because it falls below the 8.5% ABV limit set by the European Union.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 2 Comments »

Spotlight on Pinot with Altaya Wines

Altaya’s annual ‘Passion for Pinot’ event is set to shine a light on all international expressions of Pinot Noir – from Old World Burgundy to New World Oregon.

Monday, January 18th, 2016 No Comments »

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