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24-05-2012 | Category: Vodka Competitions New Zealand

42 Below's annual Cocktail Cup is back, with the chance to win a trip to New Zealand for the grand final

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Negociants breaks free

07-03-2012 | Category: England Business Wines Australia New Zealand News

Merchant to sell directly to on-trade and independents

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Red Heat

01-11-2011 | Category: Tastings Wines New Zealand

In New Zealand’s warmer North Island, there is a growing feeling that the best reds are being made not with Cabernet and Merlot, but Syrah. Rebecca Gibb heads to Hawke’s Bay and discovers a battle between winemaking idealism and hard-nosed pragmatism

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Kiwi conquers top châteaux

18-08-2011 | Category: Bordeaux Wines New Zealand News

Mission Estate outpoints Lafite, Latour and Margaux

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NZ uses rugby to tackle on-trade

10-08-2011 | Category: Wines New Zealand News

Agents can win a trip to New Zealand, taking an on-trade customer with them

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SAUVIGNON BLANC

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina Chile White only New Zealand South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Some good-value wines but the relatively low ratio of entries to medals suggests a lot of bandwagon-jumping, too

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - OTHER WHITES

01-05-2011 | Category: USA White only Australia New Zealand South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Some weird and wonderful blends and, despite the lack of Golds, a generally positive reaction from the tasters

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The Imbibe Debate: KiwiSauvigon

01-05-2011 | Category: Wines New Zealand

Iconic it might be, but Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is not without its detractors. James Lawrence asks two industry experts whether it’s time for the country to shed its Sauvignon obsession

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - RIESLING

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile White only Australia New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Entries of this much-favoured grape may well have been more or less evenly split between Australia and New Zealand, but this year the latter definitely came out on top

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - PINOT GRIS

01-05-2011 | Category: White only New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

The Gris-style, rather than Grigio-style, wines took the honours here, offering value for money and also an impressive food friendliness at a decent price

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SWA 2011: GOLD LIST

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain Argentina Chile USA Red only White only Sparkling

Over 1,500 wines can be boiled down to this: the hallowed Sommelier Wine Awards Gold List for 2011...

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - GEWURZTRAMINER

01-05-2011 | Category: White only New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

With steady rather than spectacular results in 2011, the New World still seems to be struggling to get its head around this most polarising of aromatic grape varieties

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - VIOGNIER

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile White only Australia New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Still no Golds for Viognier, though certainly lighter, fresher, more food-friendly wines than in previous years

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SYRAH - SHIRAZ & GRENACHE - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile Red only New Zealand South Africa Grenache Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Good wines, good prices and a variety of styles, Syrah was one of the stand-out varieties for the New World

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