Obsidian to sell their vineyard and wine business.

May 31st, 2013 | By
Waiheke island wine

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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NZ Gold Medal Winners Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

May 23rd, 2013 | By
NZ Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Results

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013  Congratulations to all of the medal winners at the recent Decanter World Wine Awards 2013. What is worth noting is the amount of Gold medals awarded to New Zealand Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir has outclassed New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and every other wine style. Ara Select Blocks Sauvignon Blanc 2012
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20 million Aussies can’t be wrong!

Feb 11th, 2013 | By
McDonalds of wine

Sour grapes don’t make for great wine! James Agnew, who has a family-run vineyard in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and is the former chair of the NSW Wine Strategy, stated “New Zealand savs are the McDonald’s of wines”. “You can go all over the world but a Big Mac is still a Big Mac.” The
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Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 Trophy Winners

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
Wine awards

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 Trophy Winners This weekend witnessed Grasshopper Rock 2010 Pinot Noir take the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 ‘Wine of the Show’. After many accolades it’s fitting that this wine should win. The biggest surprise was Matua Single Vineyard Marlborough Chardonnay 2011. This wine, I tipped to possibly wine
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Air NZ Wine Awards 2012 Gold Medals

Nov 14th, 2012 | By
Air NZ Wine Awards 2012

Air NZ Wine Awards 2012 Gold Medals The announcement of the 2012 Air New Zealand Wine Awards gold medal winners showed just how far the NZ wine industry has come in such a short time. The most surprising aspect of the show was Villa Maria’s dominance in nearly every category. Not just under the Villa
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