Wine: Chardonnay you need to taste
Wine: Chardonnay you need to taste

There are many chardonnay aficionados out there looking for something they may not have come across before. Try out these…

Wine: Best bottles of Thorn Clarke
Wine: Best bottles of Thorn Clarke

Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz - 2012 Any shiraz from Australia's Barossa Valley is guaranteed to storm the barricades…

Best of winter white wine
Best of winter white wine

The best winter white wine is chardonnay because of its flavour, weight, texture and subtlety. It's great with white meats…

Selaks' birthday selection
Selaks' birthday selection

Founded in 1934 by Marino Selak, the Selaks brand stands proud among the courageous early Croatian immigrants who were pivotal…


Foley plans NZX main board move
Foley plans NZX main board move

Foley Family Wines plans to step up to the main board of the NZ stock exchange following its takeover…

French winemakers furious at Internet administrators

Winemakers in Europe, Australia and California are protesting a decision to move forward with the introduction of .vin and…

How to fake a pricey bottle of wine

A recent spate of counterfeit wine busts has shone a spotlight on how pervasive the problem of wine forgery might be.

Let's eat: Keeping it real

Here's something you may not know: the official name of the Parnell Rose Gardens is Dove-Myer Robinson Park. It's named…

Tasting new wines is never a chore
Tasting new wines is never a chore

Getting to try newly released wines is never a chore, nor is it taken for granted. I sample them all…

Home sweet home in a wine barrel

Lance Redgwell admits it's still a pipe dream, but the Martinborough winery he manages could some day be producing vintages…

Jim Salinger: NZ wine must adapt to warmer world

Wine grapes are a climatically sensitive crop grown in a fairly narrow geographic range. Growing season temperatures for…

Online shop showcases NZ wines in UK

New Zealand wine sales to Britain are set to get a boost from a new supplier to the lucrative export market.

Plonk - air force in a vine old mess

A routine air force exercise went wrong yesterday when a drop of supplies on large pallets - delivered by parachutes - landed…

Big wineries look to tap Chinese market
Big wineries look to tap Chinese market

Hawkes Bay wine producers are joining forces to try to cash in on the growing wine market in China.

Wine blending craze takes off

Kiwi wine connoisseurs may be in for a new trend - blending their own wine.

Mum's kitchen rules

Mum's kitchen Four of our favourite Federal St chefs tell us how their mums cooked with love.

Cardboard bottles on the nose — Hawkesby

If you sneer at screwcaps, or reckon cask wine is for cheapskates, the next innovation in wine bottles will make your head…

Lion buys Morton Estate

Lion New Zealand has bought leading Kiwi wine brand Morton Estate and its Stone Creek vineyard in Marlborough for an undisclosed…

Wine exports top $1.3 billion
Wine exports top $1.3 billion

New Zealand wine exports have rebounded to record levels as the wine growing industry continues its…

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