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Budburst Natural Wine Festival 2018 – A Photo Exposé

Sunday 11 November 2018
The Budburst Natural Wine Festival 2018, held at The Boatshed and The Rowing Club on Wellington’s waterfront appeared to be a wonderful success. This is the second time this event has been held, the first in 2016. Elissa Jordan was the event manager......read more

Anim Tasmania Riesling 2018 by Max Marriott

Monday 5 November 2018
Some of the best and most interesting Rieslings from New Zealand I have ever tasted came under the Auburn Central Otago label, the wines made by Max Marriott. First made in 2009, Max and his partners set out to make sub-regionally expressive Rieslings......read more

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018 – Top Trophies

Saturday 3 November 2018
The top trophy awards for the inaugural New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards were announced at the awards dinner held in Wellington tonight. The Champion Trophy went to the Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017. This wine also took two other trophies......read more

Ata Rangi 2018 Spring Release Mail Order Tasting

Thursday 1 November 2018
I may no apologies for my admiration of Ata Rangi, its wines and the team behind them. The wines are consistently top class, and several of them, especially the Pinot Noir are proven to be world class. Clive Paton, Phyll Pattie and Alison Paton have ensured......read more

Marlborough Wine Show 2018 – Trophy Winners

Friday 26 October 2018
The trophy winners of the 2018 Marlborough Wine Show were announced today at a ‘Long Lunch’ celebrating the Marlborough wine industry. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Seddon’ Pinot Noir 2015......read more

Marlborough Wine Show 2018 Gold Medal Winners

Wednesday 24 October 2018
The medal winners from the 2018 Marlborough Wine Show have been announced. From over 550 wines judged, there were 38 (c.6.9%) gold medals, 87 (c.15.8%) silver and 240 (c.43.6%) bronzes awarded, with a total of 365 (c.66.4%) of the wines entered winning an award......read more

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018 – Varietal and Regional Trophies

Wednesday 24 October 2018
New Zealand Winegrowers have released the Varietal and Regional Trophy winners of the 2018 New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards. This new competition combines the former Air N.Z. Wine Awards and Bragato Wine Awards......read more

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2018 Results

Friday 19 October 2018
The results of the 2018 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition and the Canterbury Wine Competition 2018 have been released. Associated with is the award for New Zealand Winemaker of the Year. The competitions are held under the auspices of the Canterbury A&P Show......read more

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018 Gold Medal Results

Wednesday 17 October 2018
The initial release of the results of the 2018 New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards competition have been made, and it reveals there are 77 gold medal wines. This wine judging is held by New Zealand Winegrowers and combines the former ANZWA and Bragato Awards......read more

Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2018 Results

Wednesday 17 October 2018
The results of the 2018 Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards were announced at an awards dinner last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Keltern’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017......read more

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