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Friday 19 December 2014

New Zealand

World’s first sonic wine bar opens

The world’s first sonic wine bar, where wines are matched to specific pieces of music, has opened in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine launch at 17,000ft breaks record

A New Zealand winery has broken a world record by staging a wine launch at 17,000 feet in the shadow of Mount Everest.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Yealands announces expansion drive

New Zealand’s sixth largest exporter, Yealands Wine Group, has embarked on a strategic review with the aim of fast-tracking expansion plans.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Korean deal opens door for NZ wine

New Zealand Winegrowers has welcomed a new free trade deal with South Korea as offering a “significant boost” to this major export target market.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Gamay: NZ’s red answer to Sauvignon Blanc?

The winery that claims to be New Zealand’s only Gamay producer has suggested that this grape variety has scope to fulfil a similar role for the country as Sauvignon Blanc.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

EU grants NZ organic wine parity

A new organic wine agreement with the EU means New Zealand’s organic wine certifications will soon be recognised in Europe.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

New Zealand Navy bans booze on board

What do you do with a drunken sailor? The New Zealand Royal Navy’s answer is to simply ban booze on board.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

IWSC unveils trophy and final medal results

The IWSC has announced the 2014 product trophy winners at the same time as medals from this year’s Australian and New Zealand wine entries.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Cloudy Bay winemaker weighs up 2014

Cloudy Bay senior winemaker Tim Heath has welcomed a “buoyant” phase for the New Zealand wine industry, but acknowledged that the bumper 2014 crop “won’t come without its challenges.”

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines at Heathrow

Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports and, as a result, sells a serious amount of wine. Here are the top 10 wines sold by value.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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