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Leading a Chenin Revival

Matawhero 2013 Church House Chenin Blanc, Gisborne $25 Chenin Blanc faded to near extinction in this country with only stalwarts like Millton and Margrain holding the fort. Recently there has been a Chenin Blanc revival which I hope will introduce wine drinkers to one of

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Never mind the price, feel the quality

Whenever I ask a winemaker to supply a typical retail price for a wine they inevitably hesitate before answering. I imagine the thoughts that race through his or her head go something like this: “Should I give him the $25 price offered by the most expensive retailer in town, the $19.95 cellar door price, the $12.99 supermarket price or the heavily discounted $9.99 asked by a cut-price website?