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NZ wine Leadership Reaffirmed for Grape and Wine Industry

Leadership Reaffirmed for Grape and Wine Industry New Zealand Winegrowers, the national organisation for the country’s 1,500 grape growers and winemakers, has announced the re-election of Steve Green as Chair and John Clarke as Deputy Chair for a second year. Mr Green is proprietor of Carrick, a boutique Central Otago winery; he has been involved
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Saint Clair wines Marlborough New Zealand Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013 Goldmine for Saint Clair Family Estate

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013 Goldmine for Saint Clair Family Estate New Zealand’s premier wine competition, Air New Zealand Wine Awards, has just announced the gold medal winners. Saint Clair Family Estate is thrilled to declare a goldmine. The following Saint Clair pure gold medals have been awarded across a range of varietals and
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NZ wine awards 2013 Quality of wine shines through at Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Quality of wine shines through at Air New Zealand Wine Awards New Zealand wineries have again impressed judges at this year’s Air New Zealand Wine Awards with wines of outstanding quality making up the 111 gold medal winners. Pinot Noir was the strongest performer, winning 22 gold medals, while 20 gold medals were awarded for
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Video Wine Reviews

Two of New Zealand’s best Syrah

Two of New Zealand’s best Syrah In the top 100 NZ wines to try before you die. Craggy Range Le Sol 2011 and Trinity Hill Homage 2010 both from the Gimblett gravels, Hawke’s Bay.

Wine News

Waiheke island wine Obsidian to sell their vineyard and wine business.

Obsidian to sell their vineyard and wine business. Very sad news that Obsidian’s owners are to sell their vineyard and wine business. Obsidian was the first New Zealand vineyard that I had the fortune to visit, back in 1999. Back then it wasn’t a flash setup but the wines were superb. To me they had the
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KPMG GM Wine Could, or should, NZ be heading towards GM vines and yeasts?

Could, or should, NZ be heading towards GM vines and yeasts? Recent topics of discussion were raised at the Bragato conference in Marlborough, as to whether NZ should be looking, and introducing Genetically Modified (GM) vines into New Zealand vineyards. The issue was raised at the start of the Romeo Bragato conference by KPMG audit
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Written Wine Reviews

Craggy Range Prestige wines Craggy Range 2011 Sophia and The Quarry Prestige wines

Craggy Range Sophia 2011 Possibly one of the finest New Zealand Merlots I’ve had the good fortune of tasting. Now I know a few of you will get upset at the heavy bottle, personally I think there are greater worries in life. The bottle’s heavy, the wine great, and it’s under cork. The sheer theatre
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