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Is Waitaki Valley the most challenging or the most promising New Zealand wine region and who is making money from this area? Joelle Thomson investigates.
Published in Regional Updates
For a show that began with such international gusto, the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition has morphed into something far more parochial, but perhaps it is all the better for it. 
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Our staff reporters give a preview of Vintage 2017 across the country. This was the state of play at the time of writing in early March.
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The rise of internet sales, the demise of big buttery Chardonnays and deep discounting are among the biggest challenges facing specialist wine retailers today, according to three owner-operators in Auckland, Taupo and Wellington.
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New Zealand has 22% of the world's 90,000 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc so diversification is important, as winemakers James Healy and Brent Marris suggest to Joelle Thomson.
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Century old wines are the stuff of dreams but this year two bottles became reality for a small group in the Wairarapa as Joelle Thomson discovered.
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Winegrower takes an in depth look at how the season has gone for growers across the country.
Published in Regional Updates
Every wine region has its challenges but when it comes to New Zealand's smallest ones, the trials of weather, climate and transportation can take on new levels of difficulty.
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Foraging, hunting and food will have as much resonance as wine when Brent Marris has completed his project at Leefield Station in Marlborough.
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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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