Wine school plans for Blenheim

Blenheim could become an educational hub for winemaking under ambitious plans for an NZ School of Wine.

Confessions of a wine snob

William Sitwell - a self-professed wine snob.

I can't drink cheap plonk any more, but negotiating the social niceties of wine with friends can be tricky.

Taste of Nelson in mystery beer video

Cuisine digital editor Amy Stewart, left, and head brewer Tracy Banner of Sprig and Fern teamed up and created a New Zealand themed beer with a secret Nelson ingredient for the Media Brew for Beervana.

A beer with a hint of Nelson is brewing, but exactly what the hint consists of remains a mystery – for now.

NZ craft beers impress US

From left, Carl Vasta of Tuatara, Matt Warner of Parrot Dog, Mike Neilson of Panhead, Stu McKinlay of Yeastie Boys and Jos Ruffell of Garage Project at Commons Brewery in Portland.

Wellington craft breweries are impressing festivalgoers in the United States beer capital.

Future of wine really works

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 and Huia Pinot Gris 2013.

New Zealand's organic wine producers are exploring this country's true vinous potential.

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