The buds bursting up and down the country are sure evidence that the year is racing by, and another growing season is already upon us.
The latest figures put New Zealand wine exports at $1,669 billion as at the end of July, making wine the fifth largest export earner in the country.
There is no need to go on about vintage 2017, other than to say it was a challenge for most growers and wineries.
At the time of writing (early July) I have just spent some time at a conference in Blenheim celebrating the tenth anniversary of the RSE (Recognised Seasonal Employer) scheme.
Recently there has been considerable media coverage of the news that New Zealand wine has become the number three imported wine into the US, with only France and Italy ahead of us.
The grapes are in, the wine is in the tank and within a few weeks the very first releases of the 2017 vintage will be on their way out to consumers.
From Donald Trump's sobriety to a NZ$54,461 bottle of Madeira, here's the blog of MW Bob Campbell.
I saw this great headline a few weeks back that basically summed up the weather so far this year: “2016, the hottest on record, but summer doesn’t appear to have got the memo.”
This annual award was instigated by the former editor of NZWinegrower magazine, back in the 1990s.
Welcome to the 100th issue of NZ Winegrower magazine – the official journal of New Zealand Winegrowers.
Professional wine and beverage service is one of the key factors for the success of the New Zealand Hospitality sector.
Humans cannot dictate the terroir for wines, no matter how much we would like to.
Bob Campbell MW examines whats happening in the New Zealand wine industry.
1999 ... $0.1 billion of wine exports, 2006 ... $0.5 billion of wine exports, 2010 ... $1.0 billion of wine exports, 2015 ... $1.5 billion of wine exports!
With the festive season now a distant memory, the New Zealand wine industry is gearing itself up for the 2016 vintage.
I've just visited seven Asian countries in 14 days for a variety of reasons, all business-related.
We know how our two countries compare on the rugby field but how do they compare in the competitive business of international wine marketing?
The answer if you accept the OIV figures published in the latest edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine (OCW) is Luxembourg, with a cheerful wine consumption of 60.7 litres per capita in 2012.
The end of the year is fast approaching so some end of year thoughts on a few of the significant developments of the year to wrap things up!
Another year is about to end, with the next one waiting just around the corner.
I delivered a lecture on iconic wines at the Bragato conference, having identified the following list of wines which qualify for iconic or cult status.
Spring has sprung according to the new season's asparagus shoots growing in my garden, although the first few days of spring have been wet and miserable.
In May this year, growers and wineries expressed their strong support for NZ Winegrowers Board proposal to reform the structure and governance of your industry bodies.
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