Stories of providence always trump those of supply when it comes to Hawke’s Bay’s third most planted grape, Sauvignon Blanc, as Joelle Thomson discovers.
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It is one brand with one owner and one varietal wine but from this year onwards, the winery formerly known as Surveyor Thomson has rebranded to Domaine-Thomson (no relation to this writer) and acquired land in Burgundy. 
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Making something tangibly interesting and different is the driving force behind North Canterbury winemaker Guy Porter’s new white wine, which he has labeled, simply, Sous voile.
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Benjamin Franklin once said that if you want something done, ask a busy person.
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A long, dry and hot summer has growers and winemakers excited about the possibility of a great vintage ahead, with the arrival of Cyclone Pam doing little to deter that excitement. 
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What is a Vinotype? Joelle Thomson asks the founder of this system of categorizing the human palate, Master of Wine Tim Hanni.
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A new owner, new winemaker and new oak regime are heralding in a new wave of quality at Te Kairanga in Martinborough as Joelle Thomson discovers.
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“I truly believe that 2013 is the vintage that will firmly put Hawke’s Bay on the international map and am confident that these wines can go up against Bordeaux wines worth much more and come out looking very good,” says Nick Picone, senior Auckland winemaker for Villa Maria.
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Matakana,   Ben Dugdale, chairman of the Matakana Winegrowers Association says the 2013 harvest was one of the easiest he has ever encountered in the region, with the exception of the ripening phase being relatively widely spaced apart.
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How important is Riesling to the New Zealand wine industry?
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