NZ Wine, Now and Then

Features in two US newspapers discuss the past, present and future of NZ wines. The Palm Beach Daily News outlines the development of the NZ industry, from the first grapes planted by the Rev. Samuel Marsden in 1819, to the modern-day international success of NZ sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. A feature in San Jose’s Mercury News covers the extraordinary growth of NZ wine exports to the US. The US is NZ’s second biggest export market after the UK, and NZ wine imports there were up 55 per cent for the first six months of 2007. “New Zealand is really on a roll,” said US wine industry consultant Eileen Fredrikson. “The world seems not to be able to get enough of [its sauvignon blanc and pinot noir].”

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