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New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 Trophy Winners

Sunday 14 October 2018
The trophy winning wines of the 2018 New Zealand International Wine Show were announced at the awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Matt Connell Wines ‘Rendition’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017......read more

New World Wine Awards 2018 – The Top 50

Monday 8 October 2018
The results of the New World Wine Awards 2018 have been released. Conducted under the sponsorship of the New World supermarket group, the results are promoted in their stores, showcasing the best wines of the judging. To do this, they select the ‘Top 50’ wines......read more

New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 Gold Medals

Friday 5 October 2018
The medal results of the 2018 competition have been released. Of 2,020 wines judged, there were 257 (12.72%) golds, 255 (15.57%) silvers and 822 (40.69%) bronzes awarded, making a total of 1434 (71%) medals won overall. This is a relatively large proportion of medals... ...read more

Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration 2018 – A Wellington Photo Exposé

Thursday 23 August 2018
The Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration is one of the great New Zealand wine events for the wine and hospitality trade, as well as the public. It is the ‘Hot Red Road Show’ that grew to allow whites to be showcased, and now attendees can get to see top examples of all... ...read more

Nose to Tale – Wellington Wine Country at Le Cordon Bleu

Tuesday 21 August 2018
The wine producers of the Wairarapa have had a close relationship with Le Cordon Bleu for many years, and notable is their pairing up for the annual ‘Wellington on a Plate’ (WOAP) gastronomic festival. The timeless approach of wines matched to a designed menu......read more

Vidal ‘Legacy’ Vintage Release 2018

Thursday 9 August 2018
Hugh Crichton of Vidal Estate in Hawke’s Bay conducts his ‘Legacy Annual Vintage Release’, this year in three cities in the country to the Vidal Estate database, showing his latest flagship ‘Legacy’ releases. These figure among the top wines made in the country......read more

A Detailed Conversion Table for the 20-Point Scale to 100-Point Scale

Tuesday 7 August 2018
With the growing use of the 100 point rating system for wines in wine judging competitions, critics ratings and published reviews, I have found it useful to provide a more detailed conversion chart which relates my usage of the 20-point scale to the 100-point scale......read more

Negociants N.Z. Fine Wine Tour 2018

Wednesday 25 July 2018
This annual event is one that is highly anticipated by wine and hospitality professionals throughout the country. Negociants N.Z., one of this country’s leading wine distributors takes its portfolio of New Zealand and Australian wines around the country......read more

North Canterbury Wine Soils and Terroir with Lynnette Hudson

Monday 23 July 2018
Lynnette Hudson who is intimate with the North Canterbury wine scene came to Wellington to present a seminar and tasting of wines describing the different soils and terroirs of North Canterbury and how it is assumed to influence the taste of the wines......read more

Palliser Estate ‘The Great Riddler’ Chardonnay 2016

Tuesday 10 July 2018
In July 2016, Richard Riddiford, the founding managing director of Palliser Estate passed away. Richard was a very strong-willed man who is best known for making Palliser Estate one of the strongest producers in Martinborough, and who many credit was... ...read more

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