New Zealand Wine Reviews

Central wines strike gold in London

Central wines strike gold in London

Wine shows are an extraordinarily useful and important tool for both consumers and wineries.

Riesling shows variety

Riesling shows variety

Riesling counts many wine enthusiasts as fans, but has often failed to entice the ''average drinker''.

Winemakers pleased with quality of 2015 harvest

A good summer provided excellent conditions for ripening grapes, but a cool spring reduced the size of the crop by more than 20%, New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan said.

Softer acidities make for easier drinking

Softer acidities make for easier drinking

Joining me on the tasting panel today was Dunedin wine enthusiast Ricky Collins.

Winemakers tour heading south

Winemakers tour heading south

Negociants 2015 Kiwi & Aussie Winemakers Tour

Wine reviews: Youthful line-up ready to go

Wine reviews: Youthful line-up ready to go

Joining me on the tasting panel again were Dunedin wine enthusiasts Alastair McLaren and Ricky Collins.

'Second label' not second best

'Second label' not second best

Second labels may seem to be a relatively new phenomenon in Central Otago, dating back 10 years or so, but there is a more than 100-year precedent in the Bordeaux region of France where in 1902 Chateau Leoville las Cases created its second wine, Clos du Marquis, with Chateau Margaux following suit in 1908.

Jacob's Creek rolls out the barrel

Jacob's Creek rolls out the barrel

In recent years the whisky industry has borrowed from the wine industry.

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