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Q&A: Nick Picone, chief winemaker for Villa Maria talks about Albariño's X-factor

Published:  30 September, 2015

Nick Picone became Villa Maria's Group Chief Winemaker in June, after 18 years as a winemaker across Villa Maria's wineries in New Zealand's North and South Islands. He talks to Anne Krebiehl MW about his new role, about his plans and why he thinks Albariño has the X-factor.


Barwell builds Summerhouse wines from New Zealand into its portfolio

Published:  28 September, 2015

Barwell & Jones has added Summerhouse Wines from Marlborough in New Zealand to its agency line-up.


New Zealand's wine market offers potential for overseas producers says Wine Intelligence

Published:  21 September, 2015

Per capita consumption figures on a par with northern Europe make New Zealand a market ripe with potential for wine exporters, a new report claims.


Jackson Estate launches premium Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in UK

Published:  08 September, 2015

New Zealand's Jackson Estate has released two new wines for the independent wine merchant and on-trade sectors.


UK imports of New Zealand wine up 11% as US becomes biggest export market

Published:  17 August, 2015

Robinson to lead line-up at Pinot Noir conference in 'major coup' for New Zealand

Published:  14 July, 2015

New Zealand's wine industry is claiming a "major coup" after influential British wine writer and broadcaster Jancis Robinson MW agreed to appear at a big conference in the country.


Ned producer Marisco adds premium Craft Series to New Zealand wine portfolio in the UK

Published:  08 July, 2015

The New Zealand wine producer behind The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is releasing a new range of premium wines in the UK under the portfolio name The Craft Series.


New Zealand's Yealands charged up by investment from electricity firm

Published:  03 July, 2015

Villa Maria hands top winemaking role to Picone

Published:  10 June, 2015

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria has promoted Nick Picone to the role of group chief winemaker.


Possible New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc shortage following 2015 harvest

Published:  08 June, 2015

Buyers could be faced with a shortage of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the 2015 vintage.


Villa Maria winemaker Alastair Maling moves to Foley Family Wines

Published:  01 June, 2015

Alastair Maling MW, the general manager winemaking at Villa Maria is set to leave the New Zealand winery at the end of June to join Foley Family Wine.


Online retailer New Zealand Cellar set to open first London shop this week

Published:  27 May, 2015

Online wine retailer The New Zealand Cellar is set to open its first retail shop in London this week, which has been funded entirely through crowd-funding.


Liberty Wines boost New Zealand portfolio

Published:  27 May, 2015

Liberty Wines has boosted its New Zealand portfolio after signing up wine producer Akarua.


Volume declines of Southern hemisphere harvest pushes up demand for bulk wines

Published:  14 May, 2015

Smaller harvest in the Southern hemisphere are set to boost demand for bulk wine, the latest report from Ciatti has said.


Cloudy Bay returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show kicking-off its summer campaign

Published:  01 May, 2015

The iconic New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the third year with a show garden designed by brothers David and Harry Rich.


Wine e-retailer boosts online offer as it exceeds crowdfunding target

Published:  21 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellar is set to boost its online offer after achieving more than 20% more than its crowdfunding target.


US wine market sees volume growth slowing, but value growth continues to rise, Rabobank says

Published:  14 April, 2015

The American wine market is slowing in terms of volume growth, despite continued expansion throughout 2014, according to Rabobank's Wine Quarterly Q2 2015 report. But a report from the financial service agri-food team said US value growth is actually accelerating, making it a desirable market for premium brands.


New Zealand Cellar exceeds crowdfunding target within a week

Published:  13 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellar has exceeded its crowdfunding target within five days of launching the project, enabling it to open its first retail outlet in London this summer.


The New Zealand Cellar crowdfunds to raise money for first shop

Published:  07 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellars has launched a crowdfunding project to raise funds to open its first retail shop.


Q&A: Mission Estate's Giles James on toppling Cloudy Bay and looking beyond Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  31 March, 2015

Mission Estate, New Zealand's oldest winery, may not yet be the most familiar of brand names in the UK wine world, but it has just managed to topple Cloudy Bay from its position as best selling New Zealand wine in the on trade. Helen Arnold caught up with UK business development manager Giles James to discover how it was achieved.