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A Wine Lovers Dream – A New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Masterclass and Dinner is Coming to Rustic Stone

A Wine Lover’s Dream – A New Zealand Wine Masterclass and Dinner is Coming to Rustic Stone

Stoneleigh Wines and Brancott Estate invite you to an immersive New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Masterclass hosted by Stoneleigh Chief Winemaker – Jamie Marfell. Meet The Stoneleigh Winemaker at a three course meal paired with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Masterclass. The Masterclass will take place on Friday 19th of January from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Rustic …

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Adare Manors Jurica Gojevic Among Winners of the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship 2

Adare Manor’s Jurica Gojevic Among Winners of the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship

Last Tuesday, 28th of November, New Zealand Winegrowers revealed the eight successful recipients of the 2018 New Zealand Winegrowers International Sommelier Scholarship from Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. One Irish-based sommelier was chosen among the group, who will travel to New Zealand’s exclusive Sommit™. Jurica Gojevic, who works at the multi award-winning Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland, …

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Divide, Vinify and Conquer - Astrolabe's Simon Waghorn on New Zealand's Best Kept Wine Secret

Divide, Vinify and Conquer – Astrolabe’s Simon Waghorn on New Zealand’s Best Kept Wine Secret

Simon Waghorn, owner and winemaker at New Zealand’s Astrolabe Wines is familiar with Ireland as he visits the country at least once a year since the late nineties, initially as part of renowned winery Whiteheaven, and since 2004, representing his own brand, Astrolabe Wines. His family-run, small scale operation focuses on producing high quality wines from his 120 hectares …

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New Zealand Wine Exports to the USA Broke Record Sales and Surpassed €450 Million

New Zealand Wine Exports to the USA Broke Record Sales and Surpassed €450 Million

Last year, and for the first time ever, New Zealand’s wine exports to the USA surpassed the $500 million (€456 million), reporting a growth of 11%. Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers, emphasised the significance of that figure, as the wine industry advances towards its goal of $2 billion of exports in 2020, and …

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Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate's Chief Winemaker

Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate’s Chief Winemaker on Pioneering and Innovating

Ireland’s wine drinkers have a special affection for New Zealand’s wines and especially for its signature wine, Sauvignon Blanc. Perhaps it is a tribal affinity with fellow islanders and our common farming of sheep and stunning mountainous landscapes. It is a testimony to the high reputation of New Zealand wines that even during the depths …

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Wine Agenda: The Great New Zealand Wine Tasting Comes to Dublin on January 19th

The 20th anniversary tasting by New Zealand wines in Ireland, a.k.a. The Great New Zealand Wine Tasting, will see a comprehensive range of wines made by some of the country’s top wine producers, with over 150 bottles from 14 grape varieties on show and over 35 wineries from across six different New Zealand regions. Some of the …

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New Zealand Winegrowers Announced the 2017 Sommit Scholarship Recipients

New Zealand Winegrowers announced this morning the names of the three sommeliers from Ireland and the UK who will receive a scholarship to participate in the 2017 Sommit. The three successful sommeliers are Julie Dupouy from The Greenhouse Restaurant, Dublin; James Payne from Sandeman’s Restaurant at Fonab Castle Hotel, Scotland; and Melody Wong from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London. …

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New Zealand Wine Exports Grew by 10% in the Last Year

The New Zealand wine industry is getting closer to reach its target of $2 billion of exports by 2020, according to Chair of New Zealand Winegrowers, Steve Green. New Zealand Winegrowers’ Annual Report shows an increase of 10% in exports in the last year, to just under $1.6 billion. This is the 21st consecutive year the industry has experienced …

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Wine Wednesday pick from O'Briens: Insight Sauvignon Blanc

Thirsty Thursday pick from O’Briens: Insight Sauvignon Blanc

There are certain grapes that one immediately associate with a country: Malbec and Argentina, Shiraz and Australia or Tempranillo and Spain. Even though Sauvignon Blanc refuses to be tied to one specific terroir, the grape has found a home in New Zealand, especially in the Marlborough region where it was first planted in 1973. Nowadays, New Zealand …

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New Zealand Winegrowers extends Sommelier Scholarship to the UK & Ireland

New Zealand Winegrowers extends Sommelier Scholarship to the UK & Ireland

Three sommeliers from the UK and Ireland will have the opportunity to travel to New Zealand for an exclusive event as part of a scholarship offered by New Zaland Winegrowers. The one day “Sommit” (Sommelier Summit) will gather distinguished professionals hosted by local sommeliers Cameron Douglas MS and Stephen Wong MW, who will lead tastings and discussions …

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Explore New Zealand's Finest This Sauvignon Blanc Day

Explore New Zealand’s Finest This Sauvignon Blanc Day

New Zealand’s terroir has been sculpted by the four elements which converge on its wild coastal trails ruled by water and wind and its untamed volcanoes where earth and fire merge to create unique lands as fiery as the passion that drives the island’s adventurous winemakers. As they discovered in the seventies, Sauvignon Blanc made herself …

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Wine of the Week - Man O'War Dreadnought Syrah 2011 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah 2011 by Suzi Redmond

Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah: A fantastic winery located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, this Rhone style Syrah (shiraz) from New Zealand was named after the first in a line of 20th century battleships. It has some age now but it is drinking beautifully. On the nose this wine is packed with aromas of …

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