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NZís top 2016 Young Bread Baker announced

Photo: “Matt Watson in action at the 2016 Young Bread Baker of the Year Competition. A plant bread baker from Nelson won the 2016 Young Bread Baker of the Year Competition in Auckland yesterday, after two days of rigorous theoretical and practical testing. Matt Watson of Quality Bakers Nelson receives a $10,000 research grant, which he plans to use to visit AB Mauri in the Netherlands to learn more about enzymes. Judging Co-ordinator Tania Watson of the New Zealand ... more

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Central Otago Pinot Noir takes top spot at 30th Air New Zealand Wine Awards

A Central Otago Pinot Noir won the top prize at the 30th Air New Zealand Wine Awards at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre last night. The Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014 won the prestigious Air New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show Trophy, as well as the JF Hillebrand New Zealand Champion Pinot Noir. Chair of Judges and Master of Wine Michael Brajkovich said the Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014 was one of the more complex Pinot ... more

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Waiheke Island winemaker best in New Zealand

A former New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year has taken out the title of New Zealand Winemaker of the Year. A panel of four international wine judges picked Patrick Newton of Mudbrick Vineyard as the inaugural winner on 15 October. The competition replaces the New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year as part of the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, administered by the Canterbury A&P Show. The Waiheke Island winemaker was thrilled with the award. “It’s ... more

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Judging underway for 30th Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Photo: Australian judge Ralph Kyte-Powell tastes a line-up of New Zealand Pinot Noir at the judging Judging for the country’s premier wine competition kicked off earlier this week in Auckland, with today marking the end to an intense three days of selecting New Zealand’s top drops for 2016. The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is widely considered to be the country’s most prestigious wine competition, which recognises excellence in winemaking. 2016 marks the 30th ... more

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