Category Archives: New Zealand

Pinot revels in Kiwi climate

Climate and region are the keys to understanding Pinot Noir in New Zealand. For publication in the week of 27 February 2017. Pinot Noir has come a long way quickly in New Zealand. The first commercial bottling of this grape was … Continue reading

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Kiwi Chardonnay shines

Chardonnay was New Zealand’s most planted grape until 2001. It deserves to be more appreciated. For publication in the week starting 23 January 2017. Prior to the massive planting of Sauvignon Blanc from the late 1990s, Chardonnay was the most-planted grape in … Continue reading

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NZ’s clean-green wines

The earthquake that hit southern New Zealand this month has not jolted confidence in the country’s wine industry. For publication in week starting 21 November 2016. New Zealand’s geography and isolation are the major reasons its wines are world class, combined … Continue reading

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Farewell to Annabel

Annabel Jackson has been co-writing this column for three years but she now needs to say farewell. For publication in week starting 15 August 2016. How packed these past three years have been. Keeping up with world wine happenings is a thrilling … Continue reading

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Oh Canada, fine wine discoveries

Canada makes wine in 10 provinces. A tasting this month showed the quality that has emerged in recent years. For publication in week of 30 May 2016. By early May Canada had 12,140 hectares of vines and almost 680 wineries. … Continue reading

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New approach to Kiwi savvy

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc made and/or matured in oak is attracting attention. For publication 25 January 2016. Sauvignon Blanc usually springs to mind when people think of wine from New Zealand. The country has slightly more than 20,000 hectares devoted … Continue reading

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