New Zealand wine

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Let’s talk organics

What is organic wine? This word seems to have been thrown around like there’s no tomorrow, but let’s strip back the faff and get into the nitty gritty of what organic wine actually means. The journey of a grape from vine to wine has changed over time, involving more processing and chemical intervention than ever …

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Felton Road 2019 Vintage

‘2019 is potentially our best ever vintage’ Blair Walter Well, if the past vintages are anything to go by, then damn we are EXCITED. We are very lucky to be stocking some of the amazing wines that have come out of the 2019 vintage. Nigel Greening, aka Felton Road custodian, has provided some words of how they …

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It’s time for a takeover.

‘Wait, what? There’s more to New Zealand than Sauvignon and Pinot?’ Melanie Brown Now, now – we hear ya. Safe to say Sauvignon is pretty spectacular. It has certainly catapulted New Zealand Wine onto the international stage. We’re not taking away the sheer pleasure of sipping a cool glass of Framingham Sauv on a warm summer’s day. However, it’s not everything that this region …

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Mr James Busby

February 7th marks the birthday of James Busby, widely regarded as the father of the Australian wine industry. Busby brought vine cuttings from Europe to New South Wales in the 1820’s, and planted a small vineyard in Cabramatta in Sydney’s west. Busby soon published his first book on the subject, A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine and the …

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Melanie Brown | Chef, Entrepreneur, Restauranteur, now wine producer!

This week we’re talking to our own Queen B, Melanie Brown.  She’s founded The New Zealand Cellar in 2014, The Australian Cellar in 2018, The Laundry Restaurant at Walton Lodge in Brixton which just opened last week, and creator of New Press Wines, launching 08 November exclusively at Specialist Cellars and The Laundry at Walton …

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