Wine News

Esses new releases sparkle

Esses Estate is a méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine specialist in the coastal town of Kaikōura which is at the southern border of Marlborough, a 128 km drive from Blenheim.

Castagna’s new biodynamic gems

It would be hard to pigeonhole Julian Castagna. Is he a maverick? Yes, there’s certainly a bit of the maverick in him. Is he a renegade? Not really, but there’s a certain spirit of individualism about the man.

Top ten wine consumers

According to provisional figures released by International Organisation of Vine and Wine the top 10 countries that drank the most wine in 2021 are listed here.