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Matt Thompsons’ full Blank Canvas now in UK

One of New Zealand’s best-known and most-respected winemakers, Matt Thompson, has finally made his full portfolio available to the UK, via Liberty.Bla

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Great red hope: Pinot Noir

Pinot is New Zealand’s undoubted star red grape, with a variety of styles and prices to suit every venue.

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Added protection for Kiwi wine GIs

New Zealand has introduced a legally-binding registration system for its wine regions that will give cast-iron protection to its appellations both at

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Modern pioneers of Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir producer Jackson Wine Estate has had to modernise its way of thinking to keep up with demand in the UK and further afield.

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Jackson Estate Pinot Noir winery opens with cellar door fit for a hobbit

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has had a penchant for mixing the old with the new since it was established over 25 years ago.

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Green Machine: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the restaurant world’s most bankable wine styles.

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More from the tasting room: A Hawke's Bay masterclass

One of the biggest topics in New Zealand – and around the world – is the pendulum-swing from traditional to modern in wine style.This is never more tr

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The tasting room: New Zealand wine tasting

With portfolio tastings in full swing, this week we checked out a range of great Kiwi wines.

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Jackson Estate Pinot Noir winery opens with cellar door fit for a hobbit

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has had a penchant for mixing the old with the new since it was established over 25 years ago.

Wine

Green Machine: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the restaurant world’s most bankable wine styles.

Wine

More from the tasting room: A Hawke's Bay masterclass

One of the biggest topics in New Zealand – and around the world – is the pendulum-swing from traditional to modern in wine style.This is never more tr

Wine

The tasting room: New Zealand wine tasting

With portfolio tastings in full swing, this week we checked out a range of great Kiwi wines.

Wine

New and 'wacky' New Zealand varieties find place on wine lists

New Zealand's 'monoculture' of Sauvignon Blanc is being nibbled at by varieties like Albariño and Grüner Veltliner, some merchants are reporting.While

Spirits & Cocktails

Hi-Spirits to distribute New Zealand’s Scapegrace Gin

Sazerac-owned spirits distributor Hi-Spirits has agreed a deal to distribute New Zealand brand Scapegrace Gin in the UK.The 42.2% abv gin is produced

Wine

New and 'wacky' New Zealand varieties find place on wine lists

New Zealand's 'monoculture' of Sauvignon Blanc is being nibbled at by varieties like Albariño and Grüner Veltliner, some merchants are reporting.While

Spirits & Cocktails

Hi-Spirits to distribute New Zealand’s Scapegrace Gin

Sazerac-owned spirits distributor Hi-Spirits has agreed a deal to distribute New Zealand brand Scapegrace Gin in the UK.The 42.2% abv gin is produced