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Sunday 5 July 2015

New Zealand

Yealands sells majority stake

Yealands Family Wines’ owner Peter Yealand has agreed to sell 80% of the company to a Marlborough-based business for NZ$89 million (£38.1m).

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Fire devastates New Zealand winery

A fire has ripped through a New Zealand winery destroying its offices, kitchen and parts of its century-old wine cellar.

Monday, June 29th, 2015 2 Comments »

Antipodean craft brewers in tax tussle

A proposed tax refund for craft brewers in Australia should not be extended to their counterparts in NZ, says the Australian Craft Beer Industry Association.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

NZ Sauvignon Blanc shortage ‘likely to affect’ Asia sales

A predicted shortage of NZ Sauvignon Blanc is likely to have a knock-on effect on sales in Asia, according to the sales director of Greystone Wines in Waipara Valley.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Villa Maria names new chief winemaker

Villa Maria has promoted Nick Picone to the post of group chief winemaker following the departure of Alastair Maling MW.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ predicts Sauvignon Blanc shortage

News of an upcoming Sauvignon Blanc shortage has been confirmed by New Zealand Winegrowers as the 2015 vintage is almost one third smaller than last year.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures: HK

The start of Riesling Weeks, Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame 2006 preview and the BIVB’s 2012/2013 tasting. It’s been a busy old week for the db HK team.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Alastair Maling leaves Villa Maria

Villa Maria has announced that its general manager of winemaking Alastair Maling MW is leaving after 12 years to join fellow New Zealand producer Foley Family Wines.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ Sauvignon Blanc shortage looming?

Fans of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc might do well to stock up, if a warning that the style could be facing a supply shortage prove true.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 1 Comment »

NZ grape scarcity to push up Cloudy Bay prices

Buyers of famous New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay can expect price increases later this year following the dramatically reduced 2015 vintage in the country.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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