The Oenophiliac

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Press Release – China Dawns Gold for New Zealand’s Marisco Vineyards


Marisco Vineyards has scooped an unprecedented 5 gold medals, of which 3 were Double Gold*, at the China Wine Awards. Never before has the company received such glowing accolades, across … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 1 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

Marlborough needs appellation system, says Forrest


Marlborough growers need an appellation system with strict controls on production levels to avoid losing quality and reputation, according to a leading producer. Marlborough: ‘loss in quality’? John Forrest, owner … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

A vine romance with chardonnay


Wine snobs and doubters, listen up – chardonnay is getting its mojo back. Sure, it’s not about to overtake our industry darling, sauvignon blanc, any time soon, but it is … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

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