Wine

Wine award has special meaning

CHLOE WINTER - The Marlborough Express

Vines planted by late Blenheim businessman John Marris were used to make a wine named champion at the New World Wine Awards.

Spreading the word about wine

Tessa Nicholson

Blenheim woman Tessa Nicholson is celebrating her 10th year as editor of Winepress. Chloe Winter caught up with her to chat about a job she loves.

Fingers crossed for vines after frosts

Felicity Thompson

While the snow on the mountains may look fantastic and Rainbow Ski field is delighted with the fresh snow, it is the last thing grape growers want to see.

Race to deliver latest vintage

Sailors and vintners ready for challenge

yacht

Wineries are urged to jump on board to race across Cook Strait to hand-deliver their 2014 vintage in this year's Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race.

Constellation head 'born into wine'

 Joe Stanton

There was more than the usual amount of interest in Constellation's mid-winter grape grower's lunch due to the presence of new CEO Sam Glaetzer.

Interactive map to benefit wine sector

Frost sprinklers

An interactive map presenting a detailed picture of Marlborough's vineyards has been launched.

Whirr of warm air fends off frost

Frost sprinklers

At least 10 helicopters rumbled around Marlborough early yesterday protecting vineyards from frost damage.

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

Wine

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

PETER NORICE AND DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY - The Marlborough Express

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

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