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Winner of 2016 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year announced

Congratulations to Cameron Price from Villa Maria, Hawke’s Bay who is the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2016. After a tough final Price was thrilled to receive this prestigious reward on Thursday night at the Bragato Wine Awards. “All that hard work paid off” he said. Cameron is the Vineyard Supervisor working on Villa Maria’s Ngakirikiri, Vidal and Twyford Gravels vineyards. He has been there since May this year and is enjoying the challenges of his ... more

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Central Otago gold awaits our medal winning athletes

Kiwi medal winners to be rewarded with gift from official wine sponsor New Zealand’s medal winning athletes are to receive a warm Central Otago welcome after they return home. Mt Difficulty Wines is gifting every Kiwi medallist a presentation of its limited edition Inspiration Cuvée Pinot Noir produced especially in celebration of the global sports event. “Rio has been New Zealand’s most successful Olympic Games to date, so we are thrilled to ... more

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Judges wowed by New Zealand Food Awards entries

With a record number of entries in this year’s New Zealand Food Awards, the celebrity judges say they continue to be amazed by what is happening in the food scene. Product entries are up 62 per cent compared to last year, with a broad range of entrants, including a variety of primary produce such as crayfish, lamb and eggs, and artisan products such as beverages, cheese and cereals. Judging has now wrapped up, with finalists to be announced at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland, ... more

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Ramping up for the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2016

Just one week to go until the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final 2016. This year there are five regional finalists, all strong candidates with great viticultural knowledge and a real passion for the industry, so it is set to be an exciting competition. The main day of questions and challenges will be on Tuesday 23 August at Villa Maria, Marlborough. “It’s a tough day for the contestants and they have all been studying hard over the last ... more

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Judges gear up for Bragato Wine Awards 2016

A 13 strong judging team , including international judges Andrea Frost (above) and Nick Ryan (below), is gearing up to judge over 600 entries for this year’s Bragato Wine Awards in Auckland, on 16 and 17 August. Andrea Frost is an award winning wine writer, columnist and author based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2013, Andrea was named Wine Communicator of the Year and her first book, ‘Through a Sparkling Glass, an A-Z of the Wonderland of Wine’, was awarded Best Wine ... more

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Sanitarium named most trusted Breakfast Food Brand - Survey

Sanitarium’s recognition as the country’s most trusted breakfast food brand is a reflection of the high esteem and loyalty Kiwis have for it, according to the New Zealand company’s head. The 116-year-old business opened it's doors in Christchurch in 1900 creating New Zealand’s first breakfast cereal - Granola at its Papanui based factory. Executive general manager Pierre van Heerden says today along with breakfast cereal the company produces soy milks, ... more

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Fifth time on top for Patrick Lam - Bacon & Egg Pie rules Supreme

A Bacon & Egg pie has won over the hearts of judges at the 20th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards. Patrick Lam of Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery, Tauranga has taken home the much sought-after Supreme Pie Award, beating 539 other competitors. This is Patrick’s fifth Supreme Pie Award since first entering the Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards in 2003. To date, Patrick has won a staggering 56 pie awards, with four awards in this year’s competition: Supreme – ... more

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New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Awards: Coromandel, Akaroa and Dunedin butchers come out on top

New Zealand’s best pork products have been crowned with top honours going to butcheries in Coromandel, Akaroa and Dunedin. The 9th annual 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Awards were held in Christchurch last night The Competitions celebrate New Zealand’s finest home-grown pork products and assist consumers to identify and appreciate sustainable pork, bacon and ham which is PigCare™ Accredited*. The Competitions support local pig farmers, who raise pork ... more

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Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2016 announced

Congratulations to Mike Winter from Amisfield who became the Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2016 on Friday 22 July. This is the third year Winter has taken out the title and he is very determined to take out the National title this year, especially as it is the last time he can compete. He will be too old next year as cut off age for the competition is 30 years old or younger on 31 December, so Winter will be putting a lot of time and effort into study and ... more

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