Half a Century of Wine Style

New Zealand wine pioneer Villa Maria Estate’s Sir George Fistonich is celebrating his 50th vintage in the New Zealand wine industry. Sir George says the enduring popularity of the screwcap closure and sauvignon blanc stand out as two of the most significant keys to his success. Consumers haven’t lost interest in the racy and refreshing white because of the diversity of styles now produced in New Zealand. “People are quite amazed about the different flavours and styles that you can get from one grape variety,” he said. “You could quite easily have 50 to 60 sauvignon blancs and have some very distinctive style differences between them.”


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Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

“Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland gets the glutton’s share of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most talented chefs,” Joanna Bates writes for the Australian Financial Review. “And in 2020, they rose to new culinary heights…