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Looking ahead: Chris Stroud, marketing manager Europe, New Zealand Winegrowers

Published:  09 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Villa Maria hails “greatest ever harvest”

Published:  12 July, 2019

Top kiwi winemaker Villa Maria is full of enthusiasm for its wines from the 2019 vintage, with “numerous highlights” from the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne areas leading the winery to declare its best ever harvest.

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Time to change perception of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  27 June, 2019

New Zealand’s much-loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc needs to change its ‘drink now’ image to help boost consumer understanding of its more complex, premium and age-worthy styles.

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Brancott Estate brings low calorie and low abv range back to the UK

Published:  21 June, 2019

Brancott Estate is gearing up to re-introduce its low calorie and lighter abv range, Flight Series, to the UK.

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New Zealand declares ‘small but stunning’ vintage

Published:  14 June, 2019

New Zealand Winegrowers has declared the 2019 vintage as ‘small but stunning’.

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Davy’s teams up with New Zealand winery

Published:  08 April, 2019

Indie wine merchant and wholesaler Davy’s has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with New Zealand estate, Te Kano.

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Luvian’s St Andrews' Archie McDiarmid blogs from Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough

Published:  12 February, 2019

The major focus of the final day of Sauvignon 2019 was ‘Pursuit’ – both of new customers and of new styles – as New Zealand looks to broaden the appeal of its hero grape without losing the affection of the millions of customers worldwide who have super-charged the country’s remarkable growth as a winegrowing power.

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Citrus best for Sauvignon Blanc say consumers

Published:  30 January, 2019

A citrusy Sauvignon Blanc is the UK’s favourite, according to a new report.

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Luvian’s St Andrews' Archie McDiarmid blogs from Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough

Published:  29 January, 2019

Haere Mai, as they say in Marlborough, and welcome to Sauvignon 2019, the world’s biggest celebration of – arguably - the most popular and least well-understood grape variety around.

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NZ 200th anniversary focus turns to regionality after bumper UK year

Published:  17 January, 2019

The annual New Zealand trade tasting pushed a new focus on regionality at this year’s London event on 16 January, with the aim of furthering understanding of the country’s diversity of wine styles with restaurants and independent merchants.

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Babydoll gears up for UK push

Published:  14 January, 2019

Babydoll wines from New Zealand, part of Yealands Estate, is gearing up to increase its UK presence with a new campaign and its first appearance at the annual ‘Flavours of New Zealand’ tasting taking place this week.

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New Zealand's evolving vinous landscape

Published:  10 January, 2019

New Zealand’s wine scene has come a long way since its inception in the 1970s. Jamie Goode meets the personalities driving change in leading region Marlborough

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Yealands receives fine for inaccurate records and false statements

Published:  11 December, 2018

Yealands Estate Wines has been fined $400,000 in relation to inaccurate internal wine records and the making of false statements in export eligibility applications under the Wine Act 2003.

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New Zealand reports hike in UK sales

Published:  03 December, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers has reported a hike in value and volume sales in the UK off-trade.

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NZ Sommelier Scholarship participants announced

Published:  14 November, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers has confirmed 18 recipients of its 2019 International Sommelier Scholarship, designed to encourage on-trade ambassadors for the country’s wines.

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Giesen and Ara Wines consolidates distribution with Bibendum PLB

Published:  31 August, 2018

Giesen Group, owner of leading Marlborough brands Giesen Wines and Ara Wines has announced plans to consolidate distribution of both portfolios across the UK on- and off-trade via one importer.

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Graham Norton’s latest vintage hits 3 million bottles

Published:  06 August, 2018

Talk show host turned winemaker Graham Norton has siginifcantly ramped up production this year, while also adding his first Prosecco to the mix.

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Organic Winegrowers NZ introduces annual wine week

Published:  18 July, 2018

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) has announced it is introducing an annual Organic Wine Week.

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Vidal relocates to state-of-the-art winery to cement fine wine position

Published:  16 July, 2018

Vidal, one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, has relocated from Hastings to a new state-of-the-art winery in the Gimbletts Gravels, Hawkes Bay.

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NZ Winegrowers sommelier scholarship applications open

Published:  11 July, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has today opened applications for the 2019 Sommit Scholarship for sommeliers from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

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