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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 ( and Will [...]

Grace of Japan by Huon Hooke

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

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

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir: Decanter 95 points

By | January 25th, 2016|Latest News, Two Paddocks Wines|

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2014 drinking beautifully and earning 95 points at Decanter, picked by Cameron Douglas MS as Top 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir, congrats! more details HERE

Millton & Escarpment: Bob Campbell’s BEST 18 NZ wines of 2015

By | January 14th, 2016|Escarpment Vineyards, Latest News, Millton Vineyards|

Find out which wines scored 98 points and more from Bob's tastings last year.  Congratulations to Millton Vineyard & Escarpment for a spectacular year! 98 points - Millton Clos de Ste Anne Viognier 2013 98 points - Millton Clos de Ste Anne Chenin Blanc 2013 98 points - Escarpment KUPE Pinot Noir 2013 view the [...]