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Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017 – Gold Medal Winners

Wednesday 1 November 2017
The medal results of this country’s premier wine judging competition, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards for 2017 were announced yesterday. There were 80 gold medals, 221 silver and 493 bronzes awarded with a total of 794 medals from 1,320 wines entered......read more

Book Review – 100 Great New Zealand Wineries, By Douglas Renall

Tuesday 31 October 2017
It’s always intriguing to have a book that has ‘100 Somethings’ in the title. It indicates that the subject is fairly wide ranging with the opportunity of choosing 100 out of a much greater number, and that the author has made a selection or ranking......read more

Marlborough wine Show 2017 – The Trophies and Gold Medals

Friday 27 October 2017
The trophy winners of the 2017 Marlborough Wine Show were announced at the awards dinner in Marlborough last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Seddon’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015......read more

The Gisborne Classic Chardonnay Express

Sunday 22 October 2017
In October, on the Sunday of Labour Weekend, the inaugural Gisborne Classic Chardonnay Express was run. It was a train ride starting from Gisborne railway station running to Muriwai and return. passengers were served 8 Gisborne Chardonnays... ...read more

Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2017 - Results

Wednesday 18 October 2017
The results of the 2017 Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards were announced at an awards dinner last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Te Awa ‘Single Estate’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon......read more

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition and the Canterbury Wine Competition 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017
The results of the 2017 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition have been announced. In conjunction with these results are those for the associated 2017 Canterbury Wine Competition, and the New Zealand Winemaker of the Year......read more

Ata Rangi 2017 New Release Tasting

Wednesday 11 October 2017
One of New Zealand’s icon wine producers, Ata Rangi, in Martinborough continues its fine form, and indeed, is always improving the breed with the constant fine tuning in the vineyard and the winemaking. Key to the quality is the company’s superb resource of old vines......read more

New World Wine Awards 2017

Monday 9 October 2017
The results of the 2017 New World Wine Awards have been released. Of the 1250 wines judged, there were 82 (6.56%) gold, 242 (19.36%) silver and 502 (40.16%) bronze medals awarded, making a total of 826 (66.08%) wines winning medals......read more

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Trophy Winners

Sunday 8 October 2017
The trophy winning wines from the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show were announced at the awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza, Auckland last night. He Champion Wine of the Show was the Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2016......read more

Georges Road in Wellington

Thursday 5 October 2017
It’s always good to see Kirk Bray of Georges Road in Wellington. His wines from the Waipara Valley are well-received in the city. I like the wines and Kirk’s laconic humour, and the combination of the two make for a fun time......read more

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