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Sauvignon 19

With Sauvignon 19 just a matter of weeks away, Tessa Nicholson asks organising Chair Patrick Materman a few pertinent questions

French look to work with NZ

A French research organisation studying the effects of climate change on viticulture, is hoping to partner up with New Zealand…

National

Legends of New Zealand Wine

At this year’s New Zealand International Wine Show Tim and Judy Finn were awarded the highest accolade within the New…

 

Personality of the Year

Twelve months after its official launch, the New Zealand Women in Wine Initiative has been reaping benefits, which is why…

Regional

Frost event a ‘freeze’

The Central Otago wine industry may have “dodged a bullet” with a record long and severe early season October frost,…

Lessons learned from Kaikoura Quake

Following the Kaikoura earthquake two years ago, the people impact was the greatest priority for the Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ management…

 

Te Kano Estate

Passionate about Central Otago’s wines and environment, American-born proprietor Rhonda Lloyd’s vision has fuelled a unique vineyard and environmental restoration…

Opinion

Think smart, look ahead

The theme of the recent Bragato Conference seemed to resonate strongly with many attendees – we have certainly had a…

 

Caught in the crossfire

Many New Zealand grape growers and winemakers are watching the rising global trade tensions with increasing concern.

A questioned posed

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

Profiles

Women in Wine: Sarah Szegota

Sarah Szegota had always planned to combine work with passion, only it was art rather than wine that she planned…

 

A secret weapon?

It may be just a coincidence, or it could be a secret weapon – but the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young…

Determination pays off

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year Annabel Bulk is one determined person. When she sets her sights on something, she’s…

A road well-travelled

New Zealand’s wine industry is as strong as it’s ever been, with wine exports increasing in value and a robust…

Industry

Hot off the press

Understanding Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), the bacterial cause of Pierce’s Disease.

Latest developments in biosecurity

Biosecurity risk is never static. With fluctuations due to climate change, trade and passenger dynamics and volume, and the spread…

Machinery & Products

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…

 

On site brett testing

Brettanomyces bruxellensis is the bane of winemakers throughout the world. Known simply as Brett, its impact can lead to unpleasant…

Spray nozzle engineering

Spray Nozzle Engineering Australasia has opened two new tank head repair and cleaning Centres of Excellence, in Melbourne, Australia and…

Grape brain

Estimating grape yields is a headache for the wine industry – but now there’s an app for that.

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Celebrating success

The New Zealand wine industry will be celebrating success in a revamped way from this year on, after suggestions from…