Wines with the wow factor

There are four new Brancott Estate Limited Edition World of WearableArt Awards Series wines that are worth showing off at the table.

Grape expectations

art by night

The annual Marlborough grape harvest creates 38,000 tonnes of waste material called marc. Reporter Cathie Bell looks at what might be done with it.

Wine sales slump claim rejected

News of wine sales slowdown has been shot down by New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive officer Philip Gregan.

Rockburn pinots remain on a roll

We look at a really delightful selection of wines this week - ranging from good quality everyday styles to those that suit a special occasion, a place in the cellar - or both.

Norton's wine a hit with fans

TV star's tipple 'selling like hot cakes'

Ashburton Winz office

The first bottles of British talk show host Graham Norton's signature wine, made with Marlborough grapes, go on sale.

'World-class' wine event


About 70 winemakers, retailers and wine lovers gathered for this year's Pinot at Cloudy Bay event.

Wine judging not for the faint of heart

dead dolphin

Peter Norice worked as a steward at the 2014 International Spiegelau Wine Competition and was able to gain first-hand insight into the judging process.

Tasting an international occasion

 Nick Lane

Seventy people will taste some of the most expensive and exclusive pinot noirs from around the world this weekend at the Pinot at Cloudy Bay event in Marlborough.

Right cut can yield top crop

Ani Waitai

CHLOE WINTER - The Marlborough Express

Endless hours are spent in the vineyards during winter preparing vines. Cloudy Bay viticulturist Jim White showed wine reporter Chloe Winter the ropes.

Panel puts pest strategy to the test

A mock biosecurity response meeting on a pest that could kill grapevines was played out in front of hundreds of wine delegates in Blenheim yesterday.

Low way to go, Key tells wine researchers

Plant and Food Marlborough Research Centre's low-alcohol, low-calorie wine research has won Prime Minister John Key's backing.

Marlborough growers win trophies

Four Marlborough growers were honoured at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.

Plenty of 'gems' are on offer

Hawkshead Vineyard


When it's cold outside there's nothing nicer than settling in somewhere cosy, preferably with great wine and food on offer.

Sustainability vital to NZ, seminar told

Sustainable wine growing is a direction rather than a destination, says New Zealand Winegrowers Sustainability committee chairman Gwyn Williams.

PM hails wine industry

Air NZ

John Key held up the wine industry as a model of NZ's economy on a visit to Blenheim yesterday.| Quality bottles success

Quality bottles success

wine exports

Chloe Winter looks at NZ's wine export markets - where are they, how they developed and what the future holds.

Vine land running out

Winegrowers chairman says Marlborough will reach limit of viable vineyard land at some point.

Easy drinking

Simon Fell

When we received some Thornbury wines for review, we realised our collective memory regarding the history of the label, and where it now sits in the scheme of things, is a little rusty.

Sustainability focus for conference


The Marlborough Express

Succession and sustainability are two of the topics to be covered at the 2014 New Zealand Winegrowers Romeo Bragato National Conference in Blenheim.

Health warnings on NZ wine not likely

New Zealand wine companies will not be forced to display cigarette-style warning labels on their wine bottles, despite it being considered by the British Government, New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan says.

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