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Wine Marlborough Cellar Door of the Year winners announced

The Wine Marlborough Cellar Door of the Year final was held at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant last night where Bladen and Hunter’s Wines were announced joint winners of the title, with Wairau River coming in third place. Alongside Bladen, Hunter’s Wines and Wairau River, the finalists included Hans Herzog and Johanneshof Cellars. Bladen owner, Dave Macdonald also took out the title of the Wine Marlborough Cellar Door Personality of the Year alongside Brancott ... more

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International Award for Juicies

The Nelson Tasman company behind popular Kiwi brand Juicies has scored an international award, taking out the New Zealand-Taiwan Business Excellence Award in Taipei last night. Tasman Bay Food Group has won the 2017 ANZCham New Zealand-Taiwan Business Excellence Award at the 12th Annual Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCham) Awards. The Awards recognise those Australian, New Zealand and Taiwanese companies that have made a significant contribution to the bilateral business ... more

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Schoolkids win Christmas coffee cup designs for Kidscan

The Coffee Club New Zealand and KidsCan have launched three new Christmas coffee cup designs and two napkin designs, all created by school children who won a nationwide Christmas Cup Art Competition. The Coffee Club also introduced a “highly commended” award this year with six students recognised for their creativity. The total prize pool was increased to $15,600, up by almost $6000 from last year. The winning designs earned schools a total of $13,750 thanks to their budding ... more

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Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc: World famous in New Zealand

Villa Maria’s Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc continues to take the world by storm. The ever-popular wine is mesmerising consumers, world-class sports personalities and international wine critics alike. Now the number one Sauvignon Blanc in the UK by value, Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc was cited as US professional golfer Angela Stanford’s “new favourite” wine in a twitter post this week after time spent in New Zealand for the LPGA Open. Last ... more

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Wine Marlborough to take over Marlborough Wine Show

Wine Marlborough, the regional wine organisation for Marlborough grape growers and wine companies, is the new owner of the Marlborough Wine Show as jointly announced last week at the seventh Marlborough Wine Show awards celebration. Wine Marlborough and the founders of the Marlborough Wine Show, Belinda Jackson and Margaret Cresswell of Wine Competition Limited, reached agreement after an approach from Wine Marlborough earlier in the year. Explains Jackson, “We are proud to have ... more

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Marc Soper wins Best Ōra King Dish New Zealand 2017

For the second year in a row, Marc Soper has won the Best Ōra King Dish New Zealand at the annual Ōra King Awards. Announced at the Ōra King Awards ceremony held in Tokyo yesterday, Marc Soper’s creation “Japanese inspired Ōra King Salmon, served with bone broth” (pictured above) was named the 2017 New Zealand winner. Leading food industry experts Lauraine Jacobs and Geoff Scott judged the New Zealand category and both attended the ... more

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Barker’s, T&G Global win at NZ Food Awards

The NZ Food & Grocery Council congratulates members Barker’s of Geraldine and T&G Global for their success at the Massey University NZ Food Awards. Barker’s won a category for the third year in a row, this year for a new product in the Villa Maria Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award category – Squeezed Fruit Botanicals Syrup: Squeezed Lemons with Lime, Cucumber and Mint. They won the dry category award in 2015 with their New Zealand Seedless Berry Bramble Preserve, and ... more

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Golden glow for Lawson’s Dry Hills at four wine shows

The Lawson’s Dry Hills portfolio has again excelled at local wine competitions with a total of 12 gold medals awarded at the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show, the 2017 New World Wine Awards, the 2017 Marlborough Wine Show and the Six Nations Wine Challenge. The awarded wines are: o Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2016 o Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2016 o Lawson’s Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 o Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc ... more

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Award spotlight shines on Pinot Noir NZ 2017

Photo L-R: Carla O’Neil, GM, Avenues Auckland, Philip Gregan, CEO, NZ Winegrowers, Melanie Walker, MD, Avenues, Rachael Fletcher, EO, Pinot Noir NZ, Alistair King, Pinot NZ 2017 Board member, Angela Willis, Global Events, NZ Winegrowers, Ben Glover, Chair, Pinot Noir NZ 2017. Pinot Noir NZ 2017 has received national recognition at the New Zealand Event Awards, picking up Best Business Event of the Year at the glittering ceremony held at Sky City in Auckland on Wednesday night. ... more

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North Canterbury winery Waipara Hills takes top awards

Waipara Hills was the big winner at the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition and Canterbury Wine Competition judging weekend in Christchurch recently. Nearly 300 wines were judged over two days by a blind panel of international and national wine judges. Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2016 was judged as the Supreme Champion Wine in Show and Supreme Champion Canterbury Wine in Show as part of the new Canterbury Wine Competition. Chairman of judges Jim Harre said, “The ... more

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