Air New Zealand has ended its sponsorship of the Air New Zealand Wine Awards after supporting it for 31 years.
NZ parliament has finally passed the Geographic Indications.
It’s been a cracker of a vintage, according to NZ Winegrowers ceo, Philip Gregan, who wrote “we enjoyed a fabulous summer which provided excellent conditions for ripening grapes across the country”
In fact Gregan probably regards 2015 as a bit of a hat trick. He wrote of the 2014 vintage “All grapegrowing regions experienced very favourable growing conditions” and also waxed eloquent about the 2013 vintage “An outstanding New Zealand summer provided near perfect conditions for growing grapes across the country”.
Finally – wine regions defined
It’s been 20 years in the making but the Government has finally announced that it will implement the Geographical Indications Registration Act.