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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 - 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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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: HOUSE WINES

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain Chile Red only White only Australia New Zealand South Africa

With screwcaps to the fore, the quality of the whites (particularly) and the reds here was amazing for the price. Rosé was another matter entirely

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SWA 2011: VARIETAL CLASSICS - NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC

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

The customers’ love of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc shows no sign of abating, and the strong performance of this category shows why they may have a point

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SWA 2011: CRITICS' CHOICE

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain USA Red only White only Sparkling Australia New Zealand

The Sommelier Wine Awards doesn’t give out trophies per category because we’re worried that tasters will feel under pressure to dispense extra awards in categories where they may not believe the wines are up to it. Instead, in keeping with the whole ethos of the competition, we leave the judgement up to the sommeliers…

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The Greatest Riesling on Earth

01-05-2011 | Category: Germany Italy Chile USA White only Australia New Zealand Alsace

Riesling is making itself at home in more and more countries, but where is it performing best? Clinton Cawood joins an eager sommelier panel for a top-notch tasting that pits Old World against New World and some acknowledged masters against hungry, young upstarts

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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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