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Wine Writers of New Zealand visit to Nelson Day One – 13.11.14

A number of New Zealand wine writers have formed an organisation to promote excellence and independence in wine reviewing and commenting. Wine Nelson invited the group for a two day visit to the Nelson region so writers could experience the wide range of wines produced in Nelson and to also see the places these wines […]

The Grapes of Wrath: France’s Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat – Pt 3 A Minor Miracle of Globalization

This article is part three of a series sourced and reproduced from  Spiegel Online International and written by Ullrich Fichtner with the original article translated from German to English by Christopher Sultan. Thanks to Andreas Welte from Sustain-Ability/EcoGrape for bringing it to my attention.  The series of three parts discusses the effects of climate change in France and the impact […]

The Grapes of Wrath: France’s Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat – Pt 2 Adapting to Nature

This article is part two of a series sourced and reproduced from  Spiegel Online International and written by Ullrich Fichtner with the original article translated from German to English by Christopher Sultan. Thanks to Andreas Welte from Sustain-Ability/EcoGrape for bringing it to my attention.  The series of three parts discusses the effects of climate change in France and the impact it […]

The Grapes of Wrath: France’s Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat – Pt 1

This article is part one of a series sourced and reproduced from  Spiegel Online International and written by Ullrich Fichtner with the original article translated from German to English by Christopher Sultan. Thanks to Andreas Welte from Sustain-Ability/EcoGrape for bringing it to my attention.  The series of three parts discusses the effects of climate change in France and the impact […]

Some great examples of new release wines from the Nelson region – 01.11.14

The following list, in no particular order, is my thoughts on some outstanding new release Nelson wines from the exciting 2014 vintage and current release wines from earlier vintages. These are four and five star wines worth searching for. Prices shown are recommended retail prices but you may well find them on promotion at your […]