This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from New Zealand is a really good deal. ...
Jasper Morris MW, our Burgundy and New Zealand buyer, returned from a recent tour of Japanese wineries with taste-buds piqued and interest heightened. Here he reports on the best, foxiest and most idiosyncratic wines tasted.
After a week of tasting and feasting in Tokyo with the wines of Burgundy, I spent a fascinating day in Yamanashi prefecture, tucked away round the back of Mount Fuji, visiting vineyards and wineries. We took the train out to Kofu, one and a half hours from …
A new Kiwi-designed water filtration system that can eliminate wastewater could save New Zealand wineries thousands of dollars annually, has significant export potential for international wine producers and is already being championed by the local dairy industry.
When you hear about overseas based investors buying vineyards in New Zealand it's easy to assume they are corporate buyers expanding their holdings to include New Zealand land, vines and wines; but that isn't always the case. In Nelson a number of vineyards are owned by immigrants from all parts of the world.
Vineyards and wineries can post some photos to social media that let us know what's going on in their corner of the world. Here are a few worthwhile ones:
Starting in the southern hemisphere, this one is a photo of the Craggy Range Te Muna Road vineyard in New Zealand. It's taken by drone and, since you know our love of all things drone and wine related, we had to post it for you. Queried via DM, the folks at Craggy Range said the drone belonged to an employee and was used for fun, not in any particular vineyard application.
Winemaker Jeff Fink held an extensive blind tasting of Pinot Noirs from around the world on February 19, 2014. The lineup included 2009, 2010 and 2011 Pinot Noir from Burgundy, California, Oregon, South Africa, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. The tasting was conducted in six flights of four ...
…when making food and wine pairings, as local cuisines can evolve to suit their vinous counterparts. New Zealand has long been exporting both lamb and wine and it therefore seems sensible for us to pair the two, despite being many miles from source. Felton Road's Bannockburn Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from each of its vineyards sites, namely Calvert, Cornish Point and Elms. The fruit is as ripe as one would hope for from a New World Pinot, however there's a European restraint …
Neethu Sheth left her work at an investment bank in New York, when she married and moved to Mumbai. In 2007 she founded The Wine Rack, a company that imports wines from South Africa and New Zealand. Over the last few years she has seen many aspects of the industry change and in some ways become more difficult. Despite this, an innate passion for wine is what keeps her going. Edited excerpts from a Sommelier India interview:
In New Zealand , a winery started to accept payments online with Bitcoin (the first in the ). This was a decision made to facilitate transactions for international clients.
The Rollingdale winery, located inof , has been negotiating with Bitcoins from February, opening a new chapter for .
Mondo Cellars inhas not lagged behind, accepting the as a mode of payment to finance its operations.
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Jack Glover, Sales and Marketing Manager of Accolade Wines, says that he appreciates ProWein because it is a more efficient way of meeting with clients as opposed to visiting different countries carrying several bottles of wine. Also in the last hours of the last day he can take a few moments to taste wines such as vintage port he can rarely taste in New Zealand.
Excited to attend next year!