In his diary Reverend Samuel Marsden records on September 25 1819 that he planted some grapevines in the grounds of the Stone Store, Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. These vines were the first planted in New Zealand.
When you stop learning, you stop growing. It’s a saying that came to mind a few times recently, after attending two learning experiences offered to members of the New Zealand wine industry.
New Zealand wine prices are on the rise.
Just how much does Moët cost in other countries? Turns out, a lot more than in New Zealand, as Bob Campbell MW explains.
Each day news services are filled with latest research and commentary around the manifestations of climate change, whether it is, for example, record temperatures in the Arctic or the loss of ice from glaciers around the globe.
The halcyon days of summer are now long behind us, as the country prepares for winter. The harvest is a distant memory; of 24-hour days, the chatter of a multitude of languages and fruit of outstanding quality coming through the winery doors.
When I discovered that there was a distillery a few minutes’ walk from my house I reacted with enthusiasm.
Bob Campbell MW explains why he's impressed by the Huski Wine Cooler.
A day in which people who called New Zealand home were senselessly and brutally gunned down in their place of peace and worship.
There are so many pleasures of doing the job that I do. One is that I get to talk to a wide range of people, from different walks of life, all so enthusiastic about the role they play in the wine industry.
Don Kavanaugh from Wine Searcher rounds up some of New Zealand's most expensive wines.
If New Zealand legalises medical marijuana, which seems likely, what effect is that likely to have on wine sales?
Bob Campbell MW explains three of the most memorable wine scandals.
Another New Year has begun and at least on the weather front appears to have started well with lots of warm, dry weather. Long may that continue!
The biggest New Zealand Winegrower event of the year has wrapped up.
By now most members should be well aware that the results from the recent Strategic Review have been delivered to New Zealand Winegrowers and are available to growers and wineries.
What do Nike, Starbucks, Haagen Dazs and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc have in common?
The theme of the recent Bragato Conference seemed to resonate strongly with many attendees – we have certainly had a lot of great feedback.
It seems like only yesterday we were preparing for the vintage of 2018 to begin. Yet here we are with the new season already upon us.
Many New Zealand grape growers and winemakers are watching the rising global trade tensions with increasing concern.
It is seven years since I took over the reins of NZ Winegrower. During that time the industry has changed dramatically.
Later this year there will be an election for the Board of NZ Winegrowers — get involved!
Two reports out of the UK in recent weeks have some great news for New Zealand wine producers and some warnings that need to be taken on board.
Terry Dunleavy poses a question for international drinks empire, Pernod Ricard: why are you using Australian grapes in Montana wine?
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