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Canterbury Team wins National Wine Tasting Competition

The NZ National Wine Tasting Competition was a tightly contested race with the top score going to the Canterbury team testing memory and tasting ability of each team of four. The FINAL of the NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Competition was held in Auckland with 10 teams competing from around New Zealand.

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August 10th, 2021 at 10:14 pm

Regions & Categories: Canterbury,New Zealand,Wine

Andrea Martinisi wins NZ Sommelier of the Year 2021

Andrea Martinisi wins the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021 working through a full day of assessments to challenge and showcase sommelier skills held at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Auckland.

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August 4th, 2021 at 9:16 am

Regions & Categories: Alcohol,Wine

Te Aro Wine Launches Urban Wines

Te Aro Wine, Wellington’s first and only dedicated urban winery, releases its first two wines on Friday 28th September at Mean Doses Brewery, just around the corner from where the wine was made at Te Aro Wine’s Ebor Street winery.

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October 12th, 2018 at 10:21 am

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Wellington,Wine

Auckland Wine’s Volcanic Influence

One of the most intriguing aspects of tasting a series of wines from around the greater Auckland region is to contemplate the influence of Auckland’s unique volcanic geology. Members of the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals recently met with Bob Campbell MW and Michael Brajkovich MW to taste and discuss wines submitted as part of an Auckland Wine of Origin initiative.

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August 31st, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Wine

NZ Sommeliers Triumph

The New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2018 has been won by Marek Przyborek of Huami Restaurant at Sky City. The title was announced by Head Judge Cameron Douglas MS at the New Zealand Sommelier and Wine Professionals Awards Dinner earlier this week. In a close-run competition, Andrea Martinisi from the Grove and Baduzzi Restaurants in Auckland and Maciej Zimny from Noble Rot in Wellington were runners-up.

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August 23rd, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Regions & Categories: Awards,New Zealand,Wine

Cromwell’s Walking Wine Trail a Runaway Success

Over the three months that the 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail has been operating, hundreds of people armed with a trail map have embarked on the picturesque 8-kilometre loop which weaves around Lake Dunstan, past local orchards and vineyards and to four of Cromwell’s premium Tasting Rooms. The wine trail, the first of its kind in Central Otago, was developed by four Cromwell based wine producers; Aurum Wines, Misha’s Vineyard, Scott Base and Wooing Tree Vineyard.

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December 5th, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Otago,Wine

NZ Sommelier of the Year Competition

For the fourth year running, talented wine experts working as a Sommelier in a hotel, lodge or restaurant around New Zealand are invited to compete for the honour of being named New Zealand Sommelier or Junior Sommelier of the Year.

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June 7th, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Wine

Local Nelson kindness in support of International Sauvignon Blanc Day

In celebration of International Sauvignon Blanc Day, Friday 6 May 2016, Wine Nelson is planning to surprise and delight locals and tourists alike with local Sauvignon Blanc.

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May 6th, 2016 at 7:29 pm

Regions & Categories: Nelson,Wine


Dine In this Winter with Allan Scott Pinot Noir

At Allan Scott we know that winter nights in, need to be cherished and celebrated and what better way to do it than with a bottle of our delicious Allan Scott “Hounds” Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012.

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July 11th, 2014 at 10:50 am

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Wine

It’s Taste Time Again for Auckland!

Taste of Auckland kicks off four days of feasting in Victoria Park this Thursday, November 15th at 5.30pm. The central Auckland location will be transformed into a culinary community of artisan food producers, wine tasting marquees, and the top restaurants from around Auckland serving stunning tapas style dishes to food enthusiasts.

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November 13th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Events,Food,New Zealand,Wine

Good Things Come in Eights for Misha’s Vineyard

Misha’s Vineyard has announced a distribution expansion into eight markets around the world. The number eight, a lucky number in Chinese culture, has been an auspicious number since Andy and Misha Wilkinson first planted their vineyard on an old Chinese gold mining site on Bendigo Station, Central Otago, just eight years ago.

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August 7th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Regions & Categories: Export Industry,New Zealand,Wine

Waipara Hills Announces The Food Show Masterclass Series Sponsorship

The Food Show Masterclass has a new sponsor with leading New Zealand wine company Waipara Hills stepping up to the plate to be involved in the highly anticipated and successful culinary event.

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April 28th, 2012 at 6:11 am

Regions & Categories: Food,New Zealand,Wine

Embrace the Spirit of the Equinox with Waipara Hills Wine

For a classy Sauvignon Blanc, a rich and generous Riesling, or a delightful Pinot Noir you can’t go past the Waipara Hills Equinox range of specially crafted wines this season.

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March 14th, 2012 at 7:06 am

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Wine

NZ Winery Finds Favour with International Airlines

They may be rivals on the ground and in the air, but when it comes to knowing a good wine it seems some of the world’s best airlines are in agreement on which wine to serve their passengers.

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February 16th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Wine


Elegant Entertaining – With Mud House Estate Wines

As the cooler months beckon and a kaleidoscope of autumnal tones becomes our new landscape we look forward to cosy nights in with hearty home cooked meals.

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February 15th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Regions & Categories: Food,New Zealand,Wine

Savour Your Valentine’s Day With Mud House Estate Wines

What better way to complete your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner than a bottle of the Estate range of wines from Mud House – an exquisite range of wines providing the perfect accompaniment to a candlelit dinner for two.

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February 11th, 2012 at 8:27 am

Regions & Categories: Canterbury,New Zealand,Valentines Day,Wine

Welcome the Spirit of Summer with Waipara Hills

Give your taste buds a real treat this summer with the new 2011 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris, a rich and generous wine with notes guaranteed to dance on your palate.

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November 23rd, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Wine

Vineyardstore Providing Accessories For Vineyard Plantations, the Italy based vineyard accessories store, stocks a range of tools and equipment used for planting and maintaining vineyards. It offers poles, wires, hooks, anchors, wire clips, and other gear necessary for laying the trellis and ensuring safety of the vineyard.

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October 8th, 2011 at 7:10 am

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Wine

Dine In Style This Summer – With The Mud House Estate Working Lunch

Now everyone can dine in style this summer thanks to the Mud House Estate Working Lunch and SPQR.

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October 5th, 2011 at 6:04 am

Regions & Categories: Food,New Zealand,Wine

Rimu Grove named Nelson Region’s best Chardonnay

Expert blind tasting of Nelson Chardonnays unanimously awards trophy to Rimu Grove.

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August 31st, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Regions & Categories: Nelson,New Zealand,Wine