Terry Dunleavy.

Terry Dunleavy poses a question for international drinks empire, Pernod Ricard: why are you using Australian grapes in Montana wine? 

Tessa Nicholson.

The 2017/18 season is drawing to a close, with the final plots of grapes ripening up and ready to head to the winery for fermentation. For most, this summer will be one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

Tessa Nicholson.

Christmas and the ensuing holiday season may seem like a long time ago, as we race into February, but for many overseas visitors, the holiday is just beginning.

 
Minerality, a term to describe how the soil and rocks of the vineyard have been transported into the wine itself, may be an inaccurate phrase.

Finding the right vocabulary to set a wine apart from its competitors isn’t easy.

 
Tessa Nicholson.

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.

Philip Gregan.

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.

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.”

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

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.

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

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