Bob's blog

From Donald Trump's sobriety to a NZ$54,461 bottle of Madeira, here's the blog of MW Bob Campbell.

Tumultuous start follows shaky end

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.”

 
Whanau for the curators

Professional wine and beverage service is one of the key factors for the success of the New Zealand Hospitality sector.

 
 Babich 2008 Single Barrel Select Merlot.

Bob Campbell MW examines whats happening in the New Zealand wine industry.

Philip Gregan, CEO NZ Winegrowers.

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!

Score another try to NZ.

We know how our two countries compare on the rugby field but how do they compare in the competitive business of international wine marketing?

Philip Gregan, CEO NZ Winegrowers.

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!

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.

Recently I received a book written by Michael and Judith Bassett, that outlines the history of the Babich family's 100 years within the New Zealand wine industry.

Recently I received a book written by Michael and Judith Bassett, that outlines the history of the Babich family's 100 years within the New Zealand wine industry.

I’ve been invited to deliver a presentation on Iconic wines at the Bragatto conference and am enjoying researching the topic.

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