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New Zealand wine exports hit record high

Published:  28 January, 2016

New Zealand exported a record £696 million-worth of wine in 2015, according to figures from New Zealand Winegrowers released today.


Gisborne to host New Zealand's first Chardonnay and sparkling wine symposium

Published:  21 January, 2016

New Zealand's first Chardonnay and sparkling wine symposium is to be held this February in Gisborne, in the country's far north east.


Insights: New Zealand wine styles and varieties diversify

Published:  21 January, 2016

New Zealand Winegrowers hosted the 35th annual trade tasting in London this week and the over 500 wines that were being poured demonstrated how New Zealand wine producers are looking to diversify the styles and varietals that are being exported. While this may be challenge to get consumers to understand some of the newer style Sauvignon Blancs being produced or take some convincing to get people to try a New Zealand red wine, it is an evolution that is exciting and needed for the wine regions within the country.


Free Run Wines returns to NZ tasting with Selaks Winery

Published:  15 January, 2016

Marlborough-based off-trade supplier Free Run Wines will be exhibiting four wines from New Zealand winery Selaks Wines at the New Zealand Wine Annual Trade Tasting in London on Monday.


Insights: New Zealand wine no longer just about Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  14 January, 2016

With sales of Sauvignon Blanc dominating the New Zealand category, retailers are encouraging consumers to look at the country's wine offer with a fresh set of eyes.


Inaugural International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration launches in Marlborough

Published:  11 January, 2016

Marlborough in New Zealand is to host the world's first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration.


New Zealand to celebrate Sauvignon Blanc at 35th annual London tasting

Published:  08 January, 2016

The 35th New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting, to be held in London on January 18, will be a celebration of Sauvignon Blanc, the country's signature varietal.


New World wines thrive in challenging Chinese market

Published:  07 January, 2016

The market for wine is rebounding strongly for New World wines, according to reports in the Chinese news media.


Liberty Wines extends premium New Zealand list with Burn Cottage Pinot Noirs

Published:  15 December, 2015

Liberty Wines has added Central Otago's Burn Cottage Vineyard to its range of premium New Zealand Pinot Noirs.


Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc proves runaway success

Published:  09 December, 2015

The first shipments of Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc have already sold out, the wine's producer Invivo Wines reports.


Q&A: Tim Heath, head winemaker, Cloudy Bay

Published:  08 December, 2015

Tim Heath, who has been with Cloudy Bay for 10 years, talks about continuing the legacy of one of New Zealand's most iconic brands as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.


New Zealand strengthens hold on premium price points in the UK

Published:  26 November, 2015

New Zealand wines continue to dominate sales at premium price points in the UK market, according to data from Nielsen.


New Zealand wine industry welcomes new EU free trade talks

Published:  02 November, 2015

The New Zealand wine industry has welcomed the possibility of a free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union.


Majestic wins exclusive rights to Graham Norton's Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  20 October, 2015

BBC chat show host Graham Norton is to launch his own wine in the UK through an exclusive distribution agreement with Majestic Wine.


Invivo drives international expansion with Boardman hire

Published:  16 October, 2015

New Zealand winery Invivo Wines has appointed Mark Boardman to the new role of international sales manager.


Q&A: Nick Picone, chief winemaker for Villa Maria talks about Albariño's X-factor

Published:  30 September, 2015

Nick Picone became Villa Maria's Group Chief Winemaker in June, after 18 years as a winemaker across Villa Maria's wineries in New Zealand's North and South Islands. He talks to Anne Krebiehl MW about his new role, about his plans and why he thinks Albariño has the X-factor.


Barwell builds Summerhouse wines from New Zealand into its portfolio

Published:  28 September, 2015

Barwell & Jones has added Summerhouse Wines from Marlborough in New Zealand to its agency line-up.


New Zealand's wine market offers potential for overseas producers says Wine Intelligence

Published:  21 September, 2015

Per capita consumption figures on a par with northern Europe make New Zealand a market ripe with potential for wine exporters, a new report claims.


Jackson Estate launches premium Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in UK

Published:  08 September, 2015

New Zealand's Jackson Estate has released two new wines for the independent wine merchant and on-trade sectors.


UK imports of New Zealand wine up 11% as US becomes biggest export market

Published:  17 August, 2015