Marlborough Strengthens Origin Regulations

The New Zealand region of Marlborough is enhancing its quality standards by introducing minimum sugar ripeness levels. Additionally, grapes must now come from a more narrowly defined area.

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Devil’s Advocate: Could Prohibition Make a Comeback?

As the US celebrates 90 years since the repeal of Prohibition, Robert Joseph looks back at the history of liquor bans globally and wonders if they are really a thing of the past.

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TWE to Acquire Unnamed Winery and Land in New Zealand

With the planned acquisition of a winery in Marlborough, the corporation's vineyard area in New Zealand would increase to 750 hectares.

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New Zealand's Wine Sector - a Snapshot

The annual New Zealand Wine report of highlights export records, cyclone damage, and legislative concerns.

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New Zealand: No Calm After the Storm

Cyclone Gabrielle's waters have caused huge devastation on New Zealand's North Island, including among winegrowers. 

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Australia and New Zealand - Excess and Shortage

The two neighbouring former British colonies have been very successful in export markets, but their situation today is very different.

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Has China Slammed Door on Australian and New Zealand Imports?

Unconfirmed reports suggesting that Beijing has blocked the importation of all Australian and New Zealand goods are denied in both countries, while China remains silent.

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EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement Causes Headache for Australian 'Prosecco' Producers

As part of the new free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand the southern hemisphere nation now recognises Prosecco as a protected geographical indication and will phase out the use of the term for NZ or imported wines from anywhere outside the Italian region. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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Oceanic Differences: Harvests Vary in Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand have released very different harvest reports. The focus of the oceanic 2022 vintage will be on white wine.

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