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Size is one thing, but growing the profile of Martinborough is high on the to-do list of the Wairarapa Wine Region. When it comes to small wine regions, New Zealand has no shortage of contenders to vie for being the smallest. Even if it does have

Decanters date back to Roman days and were used to separate sediment in wines made without modern technology. So, are these dramatic glass vessels still relevant today? When a close friend asked why his favourite pinot noirs tasted better a day or two after being opened,

A degustation of wine delivered to your door. Bridgette Cooney never imagined herself delivering wine to others on a mass scale but the former international flight attendant was so surprised by a glass of Central Otago white wine that she wanted to share the deliciousness factor

Martinborough may be home to a mere 1,700 permanent residents but its population seems to triple on warm days when the town awakes from its sleepy rural slumber to the sound of cyclists peddling between wineries. This remote farming town has been transformed into a wine

Wine in a can is growing globally but how does the quality stack up? Can or glass? Give me a glass of wine every time, unless I happen to be at a music gig, outside, without a wine bottle in sight and no chance of smuggling one

Most wine lovers need no persuasion to believe that their favourite drink makes life taste a little better, but a new bunch of wines literally does give back to the world in good ways, if you’ll excuse the pun. A 300 per cent increase in certified

Delving into the remarkable world of zero alcohol wines. First there were lower alcohol wines. Now zero alcohol wines have hit the scene. Who is drinking these beverages and do they redefine what “wine” actually is?  New alcohol-free bars are opening up in a world where much

Good answers the question, “Is sugar routinely added to wine in New Zealand?” Party chat can often throw up statements that we don’t stop to question. One we came across recently was that sugar is added to wine routinely in New Zealand.  In short, that’s wrong –

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