An American couple's chosen this unique site in Canterbury to make world-class wine. Claudia: "You know we took the old world model and brought it to the new world, this wine tastes like wine from nowhere else in New Zealand; nowhere else in the world and...

Credit: NZ Herald 16 Jun, 2011 Originally from the United States, Mike Weersing and his partner Claudia planted the first grapes on their Pyramid Valley vineyard in North Canterbury in 2000. Drawing on his studies of oencology and viticulture in Burgundy and work in vineyards and...

Credit:  Rebecca Gibb MW Syrah plantings might still be small in New Zealand, but the wine’s mix of New World fruit and Rhône-like savouriness is already turning the heads of sommeliers the world over. Syrah is probably not the first variety that comes to mind when you...

by Verve Wine What Is Grower Champagne?  Grower Champagne is a type of sparkling wine (Champagne) that is grown, vinified, and aged by a specific grape grower and his/her family. This means that the winemaker cultivates the vineyards, harvests the fruit, and produces the wines with his/her...

by Jancis Robinson FEBRUARY 27 2021 For the next two months or so the wine business’s two great ancillary suppliers, coopers and cork producers, will anxiously watch weather reports in the northern hemisphere. Frosts such as those that shrank the 2017 wine harvest in Europe have...

Château Lafite Rothschild is undoubtedly one of the world’s most prestigious and collectable wines. Tim Triptree MW helps explain why it’s so highly sought after   Château Lafite Rothschild has a rich and fascinating history. The first reference dates back to 1234 and the name Lafite derives from...

By Don Kavanagh | Posted Saturday, 14-Nov-2020 A time lag between trade and retail pricing could see some tasty investment potential.   If there's one quality people look for in investments it's dependability and wine doesn't come much more dependable than the stuff that comes from the Rhône. That's...

By Liv-ex October 21, 2020 Just in time for the festive season, the wine world welcomed two sweet releases from Sauternes. Yquem and Rieussec 2018 were sold through La Place in September and were offered at considerable discounts on last year’s releases. Quality was reportedly high. Yquem 2018 received...

On the path to wine collecting, four distinct approaches help map the journey to your ideal cellar  By Peter D. Meltzer The lure of wine collecting can be intoxicating. Visions of gleaming wood, pristine glass and rough-hewn stone often come to mind—but before the bells and whistles...

Every year, Liv-ex organizes its Power 100 list, a detailed ranking of the highest-performing wines on the market. The most recent Power 100 list included six of the best Italian wine producers and labels in the country, including Sassicaia, Gaja, Masseto, Ornellaia, Solaia, and Antinori Tignanello....