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    Battle of the Sauvignons

    Which region produces better Sauvignon Blanc, the Loire or New Zealand? You may already have a view. Prepare to change it. Tomorrow is Sauvignon…

    2 May 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    SJP + NZSB = $$$$$

    Another celebrity is hooked in to creating their own wine label. The wine news you can’t afford to miss just comes rolling in from New York’s busy…

    28 Feb 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Farewell Oddbins, hello citrus NZ Sauvignon

    Two interesting news titbits. The much-loved chain of UK wine shops, Oddbins, is preparing to appoint administrators according to this report by…

    30 Jan 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Gimblett Gravels 2016s

    The most recently released vintage of Hawke's Bay's best-promoted reds. While the last of our 2017 Burgundy tasting notes are added to our fifteen…

    14 Jan 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Stars of Marlborough

    A handful of top names from Kiwiland. As Julia, Richard and I near the end of a very concentrated Burgundy Week in London and our trusty uploaders…

    11 Jan 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Wines of NZ – book review

    The Wines of New Zealand Rebecca Gibb MW Published by Infinite Ideas ISBN 9781906821821 £30 Of course it’s going to be the girl from North Yorkshire…

    28 Dec 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Dog Point Chardonnay 2015/16 Marlborough

    Another exceptional, burgundy-beating Kiwi Chardonnay.  From £21.95, AU$28.50, $30.73, NZ$33, 25.85 Swiss francs, €27.50, HK$208, CA$40, SG$48,…

    21 Dec 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling

    Two highly recommended and surprising whites from New Zealand.  Riesling: from £11.95, NZ$18.90, SG$18.95, $14.99, CA$22, €20.95  Sauvignon Blanc:…

    19 Oct 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    The world's great Chardonnays

    White burgundy apart, it's amazing how many of the greatest Chardonnays today are grown in the southern hemisphere. Seen here are grapes in Kumeu…

    13 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical bonanza

    Jancis reports on a world first: a hugely impressive set of verticals from a source of impeccable Chardonnays, in New Zealand. See also The world's…

    10 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Felton Road shows off

    Around the world Felton Road is one of the most admired producers in Central Otago, responsible for really serious examples of ageworthy Pinot Noir…

    28 Sep 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Proof that Hawke's Bay Cabs age?

    California wine writer and author of American Wine Linda Murphy was a consultant to Air New Zealand in 2015 and 2016 and, presumably on the strength…

    19 Sep 2018 Guest contributor
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    Central Otago Pinot Noir – young and old

    For the context of these tasting notes – all Pinot Noir and mostly from Central Otago – see Central Otago Pinot Noir – does it age? published…

    5 Sep 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Central Otago Pinot Noir – does it age?

    Two years on from my first visit to Central Otago for the Pinot Noir Celebration 2016, I was back in Queenstown at the end of January this year to…

    4 Sep 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    NZ beyond Pinot Noir – a second helping

    Pinot Noir was, surprise, surprise, the absolute focus of the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration in Queenstown at the end of January this year.…

    9 Aug 2018 Julia Harding MW