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Monday 5 October 2015

New Zealand

Villa Maria appoints new group chief winemaker

Nick Picone has spoken of Villa Maria’s organic ambitions and the rare white grape used in its low-alcohol rosé following his appointment as new group chief winemaker.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Failed vineyard ‘unlikely’ to repay debts

Marlborough’s Isabel Estate Vineyard still owes more than NZ$4.5 million after going into receivership last year.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Marlborough Sauvignon shortage could be ‘healthy’

A Sauvignon shortage in Marlborough could be healthy for the image and profitability of the famous New Zealand region, according to one producer.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

Meiburg leads ‘Wine Theatre’ at RBHK

Headlining the wine stream at the HK Restaurant & Bar exhibition, Debra Meiburg MW led three seminars covering New Zealand Pinots, Georgian wines and Cru Bourgeois.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Southern wines booming in UK on-trade

Wines from the Southern Hemisphere are selling at an exceptional rate in British bars and restaurants, gaining market share from the Old World nations, market figures have revealed.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Craggy Range tells 2013 success story

Craggy Range has officially launched its top-end wines from the 2013 harvest, which the New Zealand producer hailed “the vintage of a generation”.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Surgeon’s £200k wine collection wrecked

A surgeon has launched legal action against an air conditioning company, claiming it destroyed his £200,000 wine collection.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

US now biggest export market for NZ wine

The US has overtaken Australia to become New Zealand’s biggest export market by value.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Hawke’s Bay battles image problem

Hawke’s Bay has a vital role to play in supporting New Zealand’s export ambitions, but the region is struggling to create a clear identity for itself.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 1 Comment »

On this day 1704…Marlborough fights at Blenheim

The town of Blenheim in the famous winemaking province of Marlborough were named after a general and the battle he fought in Germany on this day in 1704.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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