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Grab Your Plate and Passport – These Food Festivals are Worth Travelling For

What makes food festivals worth attending? Is it a unique product locally produced, the sweetest of treats, or just the thrill of trying something new? Whatever the reason, there are certain events that stand out from the crowd and catch the eye of even the most casual festival goer. With this in mind, we’ve compiled …

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Wellington

Food Worth Fighting the Breeze for in New Zealand’s ‘Windy City’ – Wellington Food & Travel Guide

The Kiwi capital isn’t nicknamed the “Windy City” for nothing. Nestled in a harbour surrounded by hills, it can be ferociously windy even on the sunniest of days. Just as well then that Wellington boasts some of the finest restaurants, cafes and markets on the North Island. The strong Asian influence in Wellington is hard …

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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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A Sparkling World: Fabulous Champagnes and Bubbles to Toast to 2017

A Sparkling World: Fabulous Champagnes and Bubbles to Toast to 2017

There is nothing quite like a fluted glass of wine shimmering with moving strands of tiny pearly bubbles beneath a snowy collar of foam to lift a mood and glamorise any occasion. Here are some fascinating fizz facts about how the bubble gets into the bottle with a selection tasted from France, Italy, Spain, New …

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New Zealand Wine

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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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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New Zealand Wine Fair - Thursday 21st January, 2016

New Zealand Wine Fair – Thursday 21st January, 2016

The 19th New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting will take place in  the Hilton Hotel in Charlemont Place, Dublin 2. New Zealand Wine will be represented by winegrowers at the 2016 Dublin Trade Tasting. Taste great New Zealand wines from across their diverse regions and range of vintages, meet the people behind the wines, make contacts and …

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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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