Rachel Robinson, CEO for Laithwaite’s Asia/Pacific and the man who started it all 50 years ago – Tony Laithwaite.

For 30 years Tony Laithwaite has been championing New Zealand wines in the UK. Now he is hoping wine lovers will champion his new operation here in New Zealand.

 
Robert Joseph.

"Please experiment, please reinvent, please innovate. But please, please, please communicate – talk to your consumer and let them know what you are doing."

 
The EGIS device.

When Sharon Ayres of Sacred Hill Vineyards started the search for a technology solution which would protect Sacred Hills lone workers she wasn’t quite sure where to start.

Grape bunches become progressively more susceptible to Botrytis infection as harvest approaches.

Grape bunches become progressively more susceptible to Botrytis infection as harvest approaches.

Mark Naismith, vineyard manager at Akarua.

With stringent new Health and Safety laws coming, a software company has come up with the tablet that could take away all management headaches.

The brains behind WineFriend – Yvonne Lorkin (left) and Debbie Sutton.

A new form of wine sales has hit the New Zealand market, backed by two well known wine afficinados.

A quirky range of experimental reds and the show's museum class made their presence at this year's Hawke's Bay A&P Bayley's Wine Awards.

A quirky range of experimental reds and the show's museum class made their presence at this year's Hawke's Bay A&P Bayley's Wine Awards.

Ronny Lau.

When asked how well New Zealand wines stacked up at this year's Air New Zealand Wine Awards, Ronny Lau's attention automatically turns to white wines and vineyard experiments.

As we enjoy the warmth of spring, wine growers everywhere will be turning their thoughts towards the growing season, and water availability will surely be high on the discussion list.

All New Zealanders are being encouraged to be on the lookout for a nasty insect pest that could change the face of New Zealand horticulture and viticulture.

A trade mark registration gives its owner the exclusive right to use that trade mark throughout New Zealand in relation to the products or services for which it is registered.

Julia Harding passed the Master of Wine exams at the first attempt in 2004, the top student of her year.

Whether you are a winery, utilise contract winemaking facilities or a grower, insuring against risk is something that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Botrytis is the scourge of winegrowers the world over. It is costly to control, impacts on the ensuing wine and can greatly reduce yields.

By far the most destructive virus present in New Zealand vineyards, Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 ('leafroll 3' for short).

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