Bob's Blog: Wine etiquette

OPINION: It was an attention-grabbing headline in Yahoo News. "Three-fourths of people believe the rules of wine are intimidating".

Bob's blog: Drink up to fight Covid

OPINION: The current pandemic has generated so many messages of gloom an doom that it's a pleasure to discover a chink of light in the darkness. The Drinks Business reports that drinking wine could lower risk of Covid infection.

Philip Gregan

Currently headlines are referencing the re-emergence of inflation, the bogey that plagued the New Zealand and global economies in the 1970s and 1980s.

Wine for a lifetime

OPINION: How much would you pay to get four bottles of wine each month for the rest of your life?

Philip Gregan, New Zealand Winegrowers.

Back at the start of vintage 2020, growers and wineries waited anxiously for the answer to the burning question - would the industry have essential business status?

Bob Campbell

OPINION: Drinks Business magazine has reported that, after taking a bit of a hit when the pandemic first struck, fine wine rebounded in the second half of 2020 and continues to grow, hitting an all-time high in 2021.

OPINION: If you have watched the television programme Escape to the Chateau you may, like me, have been tempted to put your house on the market and trade up to a magnificent chateau in a desirable corner of France.

OPINION: Australia has just launched a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit wine labels, according to Blake Gray in Wine Searcher's online magazine.

OPINION: Any mention of slow-cooked lamb has me fossicking around in my cellar in search of a big, well-aged red.

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