Kia ora whānau!
OPINION: It was an attention-grabbing headline in Yahoo News. "Three-fourths of people believe the rules of wine are intimidating".
OPINION: The current pandemic has generated so many messages of gloom an doom that it's a pleasure to discover a chink of light in the darkness. The Drinks Business reports that drinking wine could lower risk of Covid infection.
Currently headlines are referencing the re-emergence of inflation, the bogey that plagued the New Zealand and global economies in the 1970s and 1980s.
The New Zealand wine industry has long had a reputation for sustainability and being focussed on protecting the people and places that make our famous wines.
OPINION: How much would you pay to get four bottles of wine each month for the rest of your life?
OPINION: I love sherry.
Kia ora from San Francisco!
Back at the start of vintage 2020, growers and wineries waited anxiously for the answer to the burning question - would the industry have essential business status?
Everyone needs to be responsible for the environment and Lawson's Dry Hills is no different.
OPINION: To get an objective answer to that tricky question I trawled through my database of wine tasting notes.
OPINION: Drinks Business magazine has reported that, after taking a bit of a hit when the pandemic first struck, fine wine rebounded in the second half of 2020 and continues to grow, hitting an all-time high in 2021.
Kia ora, beautiful homeland.
As an industry organisation, New Zealand Winegrowers is built on the premise that for businesses in our sector it makes sense, at times, to collaborate.
Back in 2017 we purchased our first two electric bikes for SWE, and as a consequence reduced our use of company cars.
OPINION: If you have watched the television programme Escape to the Chateau you may, like me, have been tempted to put your house on the market and trade up to a magnificent chateau in a desirable corner of France.
OPINION: Cooking, eating, and drinking help take the sting out of lockdown.
OPINION: Australia has just launched a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit wine labels, according to Blake Gray in Wine Searcher's online magazine.
OPINION: Any mention of slow-cooked lamb has me fossicking around in my cellar in search of a big, well-aged red.
OPINION: Some time ago I was asked to host a corporate wine tasting by a management consulting company.
Since leaving Marlborough in 2016, we accumulated many air and road miles before finally settling in the town of Canterbury, Southeast England.
As a journalist for a wine magazine for six years, I probably got to listen to, talk to and talk about winemakers more than any other arena.
Drinks International have conducted their annual survey to find out which are the world's most admired wine brands.
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