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

A big improvement on last year’s medal haul, although with nothing under a tenner, it came at a price…

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

Plenty of medals again for Chile, although the judges were most impressed stylistically with Australia and South Africa

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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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Up top down under

18-03-2011 | Category: Vodka Competitions New Zealand News

Italy has emerged triumphant at this year's 42 Below Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand.

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NZ earthquake appeal

07-03-2011 | Category: Wines New Zealand News

New Zealand winery Felton Road is doing its part to help in the aftermath of the recent Christchurch earthquake.

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Franco-Kiwi collaboration

17-09-2010 | Category: France Wines New Zealand News

Metis is a Sauvignon Blanc dubbed by its producers as ‘the finest in New Zealand’ and an ‘icon’ for the future.

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Montana becomes Brancott Estate

24-06-2010 | Category: Wines New Zealand News

New Zealand wine brand changes its name.

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Thyme for a change

22-04-2010 | Category: Vodka New Zealand News

News from 42 Below: Plans for new reduced-height bottles, and this year's thyme-related Cocktail World Cup winner.

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Belfast triumphs in World Cup

19-02-2010 | Category: Vodka Competitions New Zealand News

Team Belfast took top honours in the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup 2010 national final at Shoreditch House on 15th February.

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Chenin Blanc

03-02-2010 | Category: USA White only New Zealand South Africa Chenin Blanc Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Solid, rather than great wines, and a return to dominance for South Africa

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: Varietal Classics - New Zealand and Sauvignon Blanc

02-02-2010 | Category: White only New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Arguably the best performance from Kiwi Sauvignon since the start of the Sommelier Wine Awards, with variety and decent value too

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Cheap NZ Sauvignon a blip, says Heath

29-01-2010 | Category: Business White only New Zealand News

The presence of bargain basement New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the UK market is a short-term blip caused by bumper harvests, says Cloudy Bay winemaker Tim Heath.

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Wine Matching Masterclass, Part II: How to match wine and meat

17-12-2009 | Category: Germany Burgundy Rhone Argentina Chile Matching Red only White only Sparkling New Zealand

In the second of our three-part series on the basics of food and wine-matching, Hakkasan’s wine buyer Christine Parkinson tells us how to go about pairing wines with meat

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