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Best Apple Cider – HK International Beer Awards 2016

By | October 6th, 2016|Latest News, New Zealand|

The 8th Hong Kong International Beer Awards is back! Following the last seven successful years (since 2009), the awards is now firmly established as the premier awards recognising the best beers available in Hong Kong’s restaurants and bars. This year, over 500 entries have been collected from more than 60 distributors. We were very pleased [...]

Kumeu River Chardonnay v White Burgundy

By | April 8th, 2016|Kumeu River Wines, Latest News|

In 2015, Kumeu River Chardonnays were compared with some top white Burgundies in a blind tasting. A panel of experts were invited to pass judgement on the wines, they included Jancis Robinson MW, Derek Smedley MW, Neal Martin (of The Wine Advocate), Mattew Jukes (Daily Mail), Tina Gellie (Decanter Magazine), Jamie Goode (Wineanorak.com) and Will [...]

Wine Enthusiast 93 and 92 points for Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Brut and Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs Brut

By | March 31st, 2016|Lanson, Latest News|

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Lanson 2000 Noble Cuvée Brut Most Champagnes from the 2000 vintage are now mature, and this wine is no exception. It is soft, rounded with crisp fruits that have integrated with the crumbled-cookie tastes and fragrant acidity. This floral wine has just the edge of mineral texture and is ready [...]

Grace of Japan by Huon Hooke

By | March 30th, 2016|Grace Wine, Latest News|

www.therealreview.com Grace. It doesn’t sound like a Japanese winery. Owned and operated by the Misawa family, it was named after the three graces of ancient myth. The name is certainly handy from an exporting viewpoint: it’s easy for non-Japanese to pronounce and remember. Coincidentally, Grace is also the most visible Japanese wine in Australia. It [...]

Grace Wines, Yamanashi: Japanese producer up with world’s best by Max Allen

By | March 30th, 2016|Grace Wine, Latest News|

www.theaustralian.com.au When you think of Japanese drinks, you probably think of beer and sake. But there is also a small but well-established culture of grape growing in Japan, with commercial wine production dating back to the late 19th century in the historic Yamanashi region, in the cool, high country near Mount Fuji. The Misawa family [...]

Grace Koshu Hishiyama Vineyard 2015 @ The Sunday Times Magazine

By | March 14th, 2016|Grace Wine, Latest News|

Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 2005: Double Trophy Winner at Sydney International Wine Competition 2016

By | March 4th, 2016|Lanson, Latest News|

Congratulations to Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 2005 for having outstanding results again with winning 2 big trophies at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2016. The two trophies are Joy Lake Memorial Championship Perpetual Trophy for Best Wine of Competition and Lanson International Diffusion Perpetual Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine of Competition. Aged well [...]

Larry McKenna, Escarpment Vineyard @ People of Wine: Ten Questions

By | February 17th, 2016|Escarpment Vineyards, Latest News|

photo courtesy of People of Wine: Ten Questions What’s so special about Pinot Noir ? Cos I love it !  When I arrived in New Zealand in 1980 I was less than impressed with the Cabernet based wines produced here and particularly that from around Auckland. I moved to Martinborough in 1986, with the express [...]

Latest write ups on Millton Vineyards & Winery

By | February 12th, 2016|Latest News, Millton Vineyards|

Milton Vineyards & Winery is a family estate winery located in Gisborne, New Zealand. James and Annie Millton are the first producers in New Zealand to gain Bio-Gro certification for organic wine production and they have been producing biodynamic wines for over 30 years. Here are some latest write up about them: Wines of NZ: [...]

Two Paddocks – “Rising Stars of NZ”

By | February 4th, 2016|Latest News, Two Paddocks Wines|

Gourmet Traveller – page 74, Feb / March 2016, Bob Campbell MW