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World Radio Switzerland

Recently I had the chance to go on WRS Radio and talk about all things wine. With the release of Jurassic Park Dominion we thought it would be fun to give away a couple of bottles of wine from Sam Neill’s vineyard in Central Otago. What wine would you...

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Butterworth Estate

Wussten Sie, dass die Kiwi-Segellegende Brad Butterworth in Genf lebt? Ich jedenfalls nicht – und ich wusste auch nicht, dass er das Weingut Julicher in der Te Muna Road in Martinborough übernommen hat!

Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Sacred Hill are renowned producers of Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux Blends from the Hawke’s Bay. But did you know they make a zippy and refreshing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc too? A review of Sacred Hill’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc by Canadian Sommelier Carolyn Evans-Hammond caught my attention on Instagram recently. ...

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Sustainability

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) ist weithin als ein weltweit führendes Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm anerkannt. Es wurde 1997 ins Leben gerufen und war das erste nationale Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm in der globalen Weinindustrie. Heute erfüllen über 98 % der in Neuseeland erzeugten Weine die SWNZ-Richtlinien. Für neuseeländische Winzer und Traubenproduzenten bedeutet Nachhaltigkeit, den Verbrauchern...

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A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

‹If you make fine wine, France is the benchmark. Or are they?› A Seat at the Table is the story of the New Zealand wine industry – and examines the preconceptions people have about Old and New World wine. New Zealand winemakers have won international recognition for the quality of their...

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Screwcaps

Screwcaps used to be the closure of choice for cheaper wines, but not any more! Cork taint impacts roughly 5% of wines. There are other problems associated with its natural variability – namely random oxidation and varying oxygen transmission which can lead to uneven ageing. Screwcaps have become mainstream...

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