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Month: January 2020

Sustainability

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) is widely recognised as a world-leading sustainability programme. Established in 1997, it was the first national sustainability programme in the global wine industry. Today over 98% of wines produced in New Zealand follow the SWNZ guidelines. To New Zealand’s winemakers and grape growers, sustainability...

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Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s second largest wine region. A warm, temperate climate makes the Hawke’s Bay region ideal for fruit. Vines were first planted in 1851 by missionaries – the area is now known as Mission Winery. Hawke’s Bay has an international reputation for producing high quality Bordeaux Blends (primarily from...

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Central Otago

Central Otago is the world’s southernmost commercial wine growing region, famous for producing outstanding Pinot Noir as well as vivid, aromatic whites. ‘ The extreme climate rewards careful site selection with wines of great intensity and finesse, and encourages an increased focus on sub-regional expression. ‘ www.nzwine.com Alexandra The southernmost of the...

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Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region and accounts for nearly 75% of wine production. A cool climate with long sunshine hours, low rainfall and well-draining, moderately fertile soils produces uniquely vivid wines. Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the world wine map in the 1980. Since then, Marlborough has become...

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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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