Skinny wine a sign of the times


Damned if I know why people suddenly want to drink wines from which much of the "kick" has been removed.

The world prefers instant coffee

coffee It might seem coffee is getting more high end, but no, turns out we love it fast and cheap (especially in NZ).

The end of shiraz as we know it?

shiraz Could climate change mean the Australian wine industry needs to change its game, quickly?

Chardonnay back on table

wine generic Despite its critics, it turns out we Kiwis love a chard'.

Wise Owl has eye for new markets

Southland Times photo I'm no marketing expert but I have been around for long enough to figure that the biggest factor in selling wine today is the cost.

The perfect match: Dinner parties

Dinner party How to impress with the wine as well as the food at your next soirée.

The perfect match: Wine & cheese

It's a classic combination, but are you doing right? (The bubbles with cheddar option is pure genius.)

The perfect match: Wines for game

What to drink with red meat

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