According to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), New Zealand has slipped from 14th to 16th largest wine producing country in 2017 after being overtaken by Hungary and Brazil.
Warning labels advising pregnant women about the dangers of drinking alcohol will become mandatory in New Zealand and Australia.
This is about the illegal addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.
In my latest tasting of alternative red varieties, there were eight nebbiolos, from five regions.
New Zealand narrowly headed off Australia to win the trophy for top country at the Six Nations Wine Challenge this year.
Brokenwood Chardonnay 2016, Australia, AUD $30
Having tasted a lot of rosés lately, it’s impressed me how different most of the southern French styles are from the Australians.
With the 2018 vintage well under-way, there will be a critical shortage of entry-level red wines according to an industry expert.
Nanny Goat is a Central Otago winery specialising in pinot noir.
I’ve been sent examples of two other New Zealand wines that admit to using Australian grapes on the back label.