The Oenophiliac

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Press Release – Marisco Vineyards’ Claims 7th Trophy in 3 Months


Marisco Vineyards has collected another trophy, this time for its King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2011 winning ‘Best One Year Old Sauvignon Blanc’ at the Marlborough Wine Show on Saturday night. … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews looks at new styles emerging from New Zealand at its New Release trade tasting


Albariño and Arneis may not be synonymous with New Zealand; it’s a far cry from the usual fare we are used to. Add in Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mike Matthews – New Zealand’s Marisco Vineyards and ‘The Ned’


It has been quite a successful year for Brent Marris and his team down at New Zealand’s Marisco Vineyards. Following on from picking up last year’s International Wine & Spirit … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

New Zealand’s smaller regions capitalise on Marlborough slump


The small 2012 harvest in New Zealand is a chance for smaller regions to gain ground on Marlborough. New Zealand Although production fell by 23% in some of the larger … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smaller New Zealand harvest could spell end of deep discounts


New Zealand Winegrowers is “relaxed” about an 18% fall in the harvest  this year – the body had anticipated the crop to fall by up to 25%. David Cox, European … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Marlborough offers scholarship for UK wine trade


Wine Marlborough is offering a member of the UK wine trade a chance to spend up to six weeks studying the New Zealand wine industry. Called the John Avery Scholarship, … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

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