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?
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.
What is the New Year going to bring for wine?
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.
Finding the right vocabulary to set a wine apart from its competitors isn’t easy.
It has been a momentous year for the New Zealand wine industry, from start until finish.
The buds bursting up and down the country are sure evidence that the year is racing by, and another growing season is already upon us.
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.
There is no need to go on about vintage 2017, other than to say it was a challenge for most growers and wineries.
At the time of writing (early July) I have just spent some time at a conference in Blenheim celebrating the tenth anniversary of the RSE (Recognised Seasonal Employer) scheme.
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.
The grapes are in, the wine is in the tank and within a few weeks the very first releases of the 2017 vintage will be on their way out to consumers.
From Donald Trump's sobriety to a NZ$54,461 bottle of Madeira, here's the blog of MW Bob Campbell.
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.”
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