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New Zealand new releases
18 Dec 2012 by Julia Harding MW & Richard Hemming
Every year New Zealand Wines in the UK stages a new release tasting but it is inherently self-selective, as so many generic tastings are, since anyone can enter their wines if they are willing to pay for the privilege. I'm not saying it is that expensive (NZ$290 per wine, ie about £150/US$245/€185), but there are certainly several costs involved, and producers may feel there is a better way to spend their money - or they may have concluded that the UK market is too price-conscious to make it a worthwhile investment. As a taster, I am very grateful to those producers who do send their wines so I get a chance to taste them in this big...

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