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Judging New Zealand

Being invited to judge at Air New Zealand's Wine Awards was not just an honour, but a great opportunity to learn more about this nation's fabulous wines with some of its experts.

It was crazy to fly all that way and not visit some of our growers, so I went out a week early to visit with some of our key producers in Marlborough and Central Otago to catch up on gossip and retaste the 2017 vintage.

Sarah Knowles MW

Sarah Knowles MW
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  • date October 2017
  • location New Zealand
  • people Sarah Knowles MW

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Austria 2016

Discovering Austria

The Society’s digital copywriter Martin Brown joins buyer Sarah Knowles MW on a tour of Austria, where they enjoy the fruits of the excellent 2015 vintage and blend a new Society wine.

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Rhône 2016

Revisiting the Rhône

Buyer Marcel Williams reminisces about witnessing and helping to bring in the 2016 harvest.

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Tuscany 2016

On tour in Tuscany 2016

News editor Joanna Goodman and buyer Sebastian Payne MW get under the skin of the sensitive sangiovese grape in its spiritual homeland of Tuscany

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Discovering Washington

Washington, USA 2016

Discovering Washington

Buyer Freddy Bulmer visits one of the USA’s most up-and-coming wine regions to discover its potential and meet the producers shaping the future of the region.

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