Entries Open for 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Entries are open for the 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Now in its 39th year, the Awards are a celebration of excellence in New Zealand winemaking and is widely considered to be the country’s most prestigious wine competition. “Our industry is known for its commitment to quality, innovation, and exceptional wines. The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is a … Continue reading

Sabrage and Showbiz

Fancy a night in Wellington with SABRAGE AND SHOWBIZ Food, Wine and Good Company? For one exclusive night meet the couple behind the No1 Family Estate in Marlborough, Daniel & Adele Le Brun and special guests Bruce and Joanne Kerner from Kerner Estate, Marlborough. World renowned and New Zealand Methode Traditionelle specialist, Daniel uses the same traditions set over 12 … Continue reading

Entries open for NZ Sommelier of the Year

Competitions for NZ Sommelier of the Year, Junior Sommelier of the Year and Young New Zealand Wine professional of the Year will run at the NZ School of Food and Wine, Viaduct Auckland. Experienced sommeliers with New Zealand and international wine knowledge can enter the major award while the junior competition is open to sommeliers younger than 30 who are … Continue reading

Wine And Food Event Auckland

WHAT VINO TYPE ARE YOU? Find out at a new wine & food event Keen Kiwi wine and food enthusiasts will be clearing their calendars for the first of a planned annual Wine and Food Event in Auckland. The two-day public event comprises wine and food tasting as well as several master classes including ones by US-based Master of Wine Tim … Continue reading


Wine AKL 2014 Kicks Off In 2 Weeks Get up close and personal with New Zealand wines at Wine AKL, presented by Peugeot. Grab your wine-loving friends and taste your way around the country’s wine-growing regions – you can sample and buy wines, including limited releases and new-vintages, from over 60 NZ wineries. Meet wine pros like Nick Stock (AUS), … Continue reading

Accolade Wines Introduces New Brands

Accolade Wines introduces new brands to New Zealand The recent acquisition of award-winning New Zealand wine brands, Mud House and Waipara Hills, by Accolade Wines, the world’s leading producer and marketer of New World premium, commercial and value wines, will see more of the company’s premium portfolio into New Zealand. Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants which has represented the … Continue reading

Amisfield Book Available 1 August 2014

Amisfield Book Available 1 August 2014 Food, wine and stories are the focus of a new book that shines the light on celebrated Central Otago wine producer Amisfield and its award-winning Amisfield Bistro. The book draws together 25 years in the wine business and a decade of running an iconic Queenstown bistro into one beautiful book, reflecting everything that is … Continue reading

New World Wine Awards 2014

New World Wine Awards 2014 Wine judges set to taste over 1,150 wines at one of NZ’s largest wine competitions. With a record number of wines entered in the New World Wine Awards this year, the independent panel of 13 wine experts will spend three days in early August, compared to two in previous years, judging every wine using the … Continue reading

Gold Medal Winners at 2014 Spiegelau Competition

Gold Medal Winners from the 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition Our Congratulations to all the Gold Medal winners! Well deserved… Cheers! JB Champagne and Sparkling Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne Dumangin Brut Grande Reserve Premier Cru Champagne Bollinger Rosé Akarua Rosé Brut Gewurztraminer Grove Mill Gewurztraminer 2013 Hunter’s Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013 Johanneshof Cellars Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013 … Continue reading

Spiegelau Competition Delivers 85 Gold Medals

‘Competition delivers 85 gold medals to wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe’ The 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition, held last week in Marlborough, has awarded 85 gold medals, 199 silver and 536 bronze medals resulting in over 60% of all wines judged receiving an accolade. New Zealand wines received 60 of the gold medals, Australia 14, France five with … Continue reading