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Rebecca Gibb - Weather-watching wineries: Marlborough day 4

Published:  15 April, 2010

Harvest time is all about the weather. And in true British style, the weather's one of my favourite subjects. It continues to turn out nice every day in Marlborough and, for those producers with grapes still to come in, that's great news. But for the crew at Jackson Estate, a nice bit of rain would be ideal.


Rebecca Gibb - Milk Round: Marlborough day three

Published:  14 April, 2010

I have never seen 3000 cartons of milk in a vineyard but I had to believe my eyes this morning at Jackson Estate's newly-planted Pinot Noir site.


Rebecca Gibb - Good things come in small packages: Marlborough day two

Published:  13 April, 2010

Yields in Marlborough will be down significantly in 2010, if things at Jackson Estate are anything to go by. The crop here is down 25-30% on initial estimates. Ask around the region and the story seems to be the same.


Angela Mount to head up Gondola Wines

Published:  12 April, 2010

Angela Mount is to be announced as the new head of Gondola Wine, the new online wine retail site from Dragon's Den entrepreneur Peter Jones.



Rebecca Gibb - Vintage Boots: Marlborough day one

Published:  12 April, 2010

I swore I would never work in a cellar again after a terrible vintage experience in Australia in '06. Rose-tinted glasses firmly on, I've agreed to do a week's work at Jackson Estate in Marlborough.


New Zealand expects small vintage decline

Published:  02 March, 2010

New Zealand wine producers will harvest slightly fewer grapes this year, despite an increased vineyard area, it has been predicted.


New Zealand must not hike up Pinot Noir prices

Published:  11 February, 2010

New Zealand must not miss its opportunity to strengthen its position as the world's leading producer of affordable Pinot Noir, members of the UK wine trade have claimed.



New Zealand must not hike prices on Pinot Noir

Published:  11 February, 2010

New Zealand must not miss its opportunity to strengthen its position as the world's leading producer of affordable Pinot Noir by pushing prices up members of the UK wine trade have claimed.


Villa Maria joins forces with Journeys of Distinction

Published:  08 February, 2010

Villa Maria has joined forces with the luxury travel company Journeys of Distinction, to put together a new wine holiday package to New Zealand.


Don't Miss - New Zealand Winegrowers Annual Trade Tasting

Published:  17 December, 2009

New Zealand Winegrowers are urging the trade not to miss out on the fabulous array of New Zealand Wines, Kiwi winemakers and other exciting initiatives this year


New Zealand sweet wines permitted in UK

Published:  09 December, 2009

The generic trade body, New Zealand Wine Growers has welcomed a ruling that will allow the import of sweet wines into the UK.


First promotion for rescued Wine Racks

Published:  07 December, 2009

All of the Wine Rack stores saved from administration by Venus Wine & Spirit are to hold in-store tastings this Saturday (December 12) on a range of promotional wines.


New Taste

Published:  04 December, 2009

Cloudy Bay's latest vintage and a ground-breaking spirit are among the latest releases reviewed by Claire Hu.


Dragons Den star launches online wine retail site

Published:  20 November, 2009

Dragons Den entrepreneur, Peter Jones, is looking to attract one million people to his new online wine club and retail site, in its first year.


The IWC's Discovery Tasting New Zealand medal winners

Published:  18 November, 2009

Port house Quinta Do Noval is releasing the latest vintages of its still red wines through Gonzalez Byass UK.


Marlborough Sauvignon for £3.92

Published:  26 October, 2009

Tesco has launched a promotion offering Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for £3.92 a bottle.


On-trade range for New Zealand's Ara

Published:  15 September, 2009

New Zealand producer Winegrowers of Ara has produced a new range for the on-trade.


Villa Maria founder receives knighthood

Published:  26 August, 2009

George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria has been recognised with the New Zealand wine industry's first ever knighthood.


New Zealand Wine Fund sold

Published:  11 August, 2009

One of New Zealand's largest wine producing companies has been sold to an American business.


Wines in the press July 24-26

Published:  27 July, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore is reviewing Australian Rieslings. She says, Australia caught our attention two decades ago with fruity reds and sunny whites that moved us on from Bulgarian country wine, changed our expectations at the lower end of the scale and became a fixture on the chart of cheap hits.