Bob Campbell

OPINION: Drops of God is a mini-series about a large wine inheritance and the civilised battle between a Japanese wine enthusiast, Issei, and a French woman whose nose bleeds when she tastes wine.

Welcome to 2024!

OPINION: The New Year is now well underway and appears to have started promisingly on the weather front, with lots of warm, dry days.

Agritech's relentless growth

OPINION: Witnessing the relentless growth of agritech in New Zealand vineyards and wineries is somewhat "bittersweet" for Tahryn Mason, who loves the hands-on traditions of winegrowing.

Bob's Blog: Going topless

OPINION: A year or so ago I congratulated Waiheke wine producer Destiny Bay for removing capsules from their bottles.

Bob Campbell MW

OPINION: The world’s most notorious wine forger has served his 10-year prison sentence and is back in business, creating wine forgeries for willing customers, writes W.Blake Gray in Wine Searcher.

Editorial: Making up for lost time

OPINION: After years of virtual gatherings, remote tastings, and 'new normal' caution, New Zealand's wine industry has been making up for lost time.

Editorial: People are pivotal

OPINION: People have been "pivotal" to Dr David Jordan's career in wine, from the generosity of those who shared their knowledge when he was starting out, to the insights he still gleans from those in the field.

Coravin launches new device

Wine technology company Coravin has just launched a clever device that will allow wineries, distributors, retailers and wine schools to transfer wine from bottles, tanks or barrels into 100ml sample bottles, which they claim will preserve wine for at least 10 months.

Bob Campbell MW

OPINION: A big, warm, heartfelt thanks to everyone who responds to an article I have written.

The General Election is now less than three months away and the various political parties are out there launching policies and making announcements about what they will or will not do if they are in power.

Internationally renowned wine critic James Suckling was visiting New Zealand recently when he fell in love with a Pinot Noir vineyard in Martinborough and bought it, according to Don Kavanagh, writer for Wine Searcher.

OPINION: "Do you remember that bottle of 1982 Chateau Petrus you said I should buy?" asked Patrick, a friend from way back.

Summer 2023 will live long in the memories of growers and wineries in the North Island, with record rainfall in several regions making for a very challenging season.

Going, going, gone. It's perhaps an apt phrase for some of those amid the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle in February, such as Philip Barber of Petane as he watched his steel tractor shed rip apart and its tractors float away.

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Welcome to 2024!

Welcome to 2024!

OPINION: The New Year is now well underway and appears to have started promisingly on the weather front, with lots…

Agritech's relentless growth

Agritech's relentless growth

OPINION: Witnessing the relentless growth of agritech in New Zealand vineyards and wineries is somewhat "bittersweet" for Tahryn Mason, who…

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