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Could This Be An ATA Year?

Recently I had a winemaker friend ring to discuss this year as being a good candidate for ATA and asked…

GIs Gain Traction

While the Government may have passed the Geographical Indications Act back in 2006, it is only now that it is…

Getting Set For The Future

In May this year you will be asked to decide whether the proposed changes to New Zealand Winegrowers governance structure…

NMIT ready to harvest new varieties

New grape varieties planted on Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)’s Marlborough campus vineyard are ready for their first vintage…

National

Air New Zealand Answers Critics

Earlier this year, Air New Zealand announced changes to its wine procurement arrangements for economy and super economy classes as…

Aronui Wines double celebration

Aronui Wines has just celebrated ten years since its first vine plantings at its Whenua Matua vineyard in Upper Moutere,…

Regional

The Shape Of Things To Come

A long, dry and hot summer has growers and winemakers excited about the possibility of a great vintage ahead, with the…

Focus on Marketing

Over the last year the Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers have been putting in place plans to place a stronger emphasis on…

From rugby to wine

Former All Black John Ashworth was on a rugby tour when he discovered the pleasure of drinking an exceptional wine.…

At one with the land

I spent some time walking around the vineyards of Matua Whenua, the home of Aronui wines when the vineyards were only…

A Foraging Feast

Foraging – a word that conjures up wandering around with large baskets, collecting an array of products straight from the…

Opinion

The Importance Of 2015

While 2015 is barely underway it seems already that the New Year promises to be another important one for the…

Future Leaders

One of the highlights of this year’s Bragato conference, was the Future Leader’s presentation. Four young members of the wine…

Advanced CO2

One of the trickier sections of a wine list to rationalise and generate a steady profit from is sparkling wine…

The Value of Wine Competitions

With the number of wine shows seeking entries, both in New Zealand and internationally, the choice and what they offer,…

Profiles

Scholarship Winner

UK based Master of Wine student David Way has intimate knowledge of the wines of Italy and later this year…

Introducing Jeffrey Clarke

With a career in corporate law and advocacy, Jeffrey Clarke is more than qualified to take over the role as…

Mr Gimblett Gravels

Abloke not given to self-promotion, Phil Holden says he is called Mr Gimblett Gravels – a well-deserved moniker given the…

Industry

Health and Safety Law Progress

Worksafe New Zealand has advised that the Health and Safety Reform Bill, currently working its way through Parliament, is expected…

Getting Set For The Future

In May this year you will be asked to decide whether the proposed changes to New Zealand Winegrowers governance structure…

Markets of the Future

If clients look to put together business plans that extend past 3 years, I usually suggest that they not waste…

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Giving Back - Editorial

The impact of Cyclone Pam may not have been as devastating to New Zealand as was first predicted, which is…

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Creating a NZ Prosecco

Prosecco is one of the fastest growing wine styles in the world and in many markets this sparkling variety is…