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    NZ Winegrowers donate NZ$25,000 to California fire victims

    This last weekend the gala celebration for the 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards took place in Hawke's Bay. Trophy-winning wines were announced during…

    27 Nov 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    Where Burgundy meets New Zealand

    Central Otago in the south of New Zealand's South Island is the only region in the world with which Burgundy has a formal vintner exchange programme,…

    21 Nov 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    The world's most southerly vineyard?

    13 July 2017 To accompany Julia's tasting article on the wines of Argentine Patagonia today, we're reprising Jancis on a most unusual enterprise in…

    13 Jul 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    NZ aromatics gain sophistication

    Because New Zealand is so isolated, and so very far from both Europe and the US, when NZ Winegrowers organise an event, they tend to cluster other…

    21 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    NZ Pinot styles emerge

    Our forum is populated by burgundy enthusiasts, burgundy enthusiasts who are becoming increasingly concerned about rising burgundy prices. In this…

    7 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    The newer Zealand

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also Mainly Martinborough, plus Kumeu River.Global uncertainty is not limited to…

    4 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Mainly Martinborough, plus Kumeu River

    After the Kiwi love-in that was the excellent Pinot Noir NZ celebration in Wellington (on which I will be reporting in more detail next week, with…

    2 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Eating out around Auckland

    The massive changes that have taken place in New Zealand since my last visit here in 1988 were obvious from the moment I walked out of Immigration at…

    11 Feb 2017 Nick Lander
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    ​Vidal Reserve Syrah 2014 Gimblett Gravels

    From NZ$19.99, £18.60, 340 yuan Find this wine Every year I taste a dozen of the best wines grown in the particularly gravelly subdistrict of Hawke's…

    3 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Gimblett Gravels 2014s

    After a disappointing 2012 vintage, Hawke's Bay winemakers have been rewarded with some really very impressive wines in both 2013 (see this New…

    30 Jan 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    New Zealand's new releases

    If you are wondering why this collection of newly released New Zealand wines, tasted in London at the end of last year, includes not one Pinot Noir,…

    25 Jan 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Pinotphilia and other afflictions

    10 November 2016 This week's delve into our archives for Throwback Thursday provides a companion piece to today's Pinots from around the world and…

    10 Nov 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Sam Neill - Central's acting vintner

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The chat was very different from the usual encounter with a vintner when I…

    22 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    New Zealand assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages. Jancis writes Just look at all those wines at the top end of our lists of Kiwi whites then reds, arranged in…

    30 Aug 2016 Team JR
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    Iona and Cloudy Bay push out the boat

    Attendance rates at professional wine tastings in London can be shockingly low, so spoilt for choice are those of us based in one of the world’s great…

    28 Jun 2016 Jancis Robinson