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2020 Holiday Wine Guide

Whether kicking back and enjoying some much-needed downtime or holding the fort at work, our Holiday Wine Guide tips and suggestions will be perfect for your brunch, lunch, happy hour, BBQs, gourmet dinners, balmy evenings, or an impromptu wine for ‘quiet time reading a book’. Our holiday wines are food-friendly, big on natural flavours, and are, of course, from healthy, organically-grown, sustainable vineyards.

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#COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT – NEW ZEALAND VARIETALS

The New Zealand wine industry leads the way with their sustainable wine practices and standards. The industry is strongly committed to reducing their environmental impact. There are over 500 wine producers with 10% holding organic or biodynamic certification, and 98% are Sustainable Winegrowing NZ (SWNZ) accredited. Continue reading #COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT – NEW ZEALAND VARIETALS

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Why drink low intervention wine

Wine Revolution and Low Intervention Wines

We seek out Low Intervention wine, also called minimal intervention or natural wine because for us they are a greater expression of the vineyard, a vintage, the craft of winemaking and they’re naturally delicious! This niche category of wine are made by small-batch winemakers passionate about making honest wine.

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Women in Wine Pack

An equal world is an enabled world #EachforEqual is the theme and hashtag for 2020’s International Women’s Day. This year the campaign will highlight gender equality, the benefits to business and how everyone can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

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New Zealand’s Wine Regions and Varietals

The commitment and collaboration of wine growers and makers towards sustainability standards shows just how serious the NZ wine industry is in protecting the long term health of the their unique and pristine environment, communities and businesses. Let’s not forget about the outcome of this commitment – delicious wine that represents their origin – and take a look at New Zealand’s Wine Regions and Varietals.

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New Zealand’s Sustainable Wine Practices

Greystone Vineyards

The New Zealand wine industry leads the way with their sustainable wine practices and standards. The industry is strongly committed to reducing their environmental impact. There are over 500 wine producers with 10% holding full organic or biodynamic certification, and an impressive 98% of vineyard producing areas is Sustainable Winegrowing NZ (SWNZ) certified.

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Wine: What makes a wine Vegan-friendly

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When you’ve made a conscious decision to live a more plant-based life, you may also rethink what your drink. The good news is there are plenty of organic vegan-friendly wines to choose from. The bad news is they aren’t always labelled correctly. Here’s what you need to know.

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Rebel Wine Chats: Dune Wine’s Peter Lloyd

We are huge fans of Dune wines. Honest wines with attitude, intensity, balance; all with fruit from their own healthy vineyards. The Lloyd brothers have been converting their vineyard to organic to restore soil health. They see it as the way of the future but are honest about their concerns. It’s refreshing to have vignerons that are frank and honest about how they make their wines – just one more reason why we support Dune. Continue reading Rebel Wine Chats: Dune Wine’s Peter Lloyd

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Rebel Wine Chat: See Saw’s Justin Jarrett

See Saw Vineyard

See Saw Wines owners Justin and Pip Jarrett moved to Orange from Young in 1991, and bought their first block of land. Prior to the move they had wanted to grow grapes, but before committing, they also considered growing apples and protea flowers. The plan was to become fully self-employed and create a product which they could add value to; something they could put on the table, have their name behind and tell you all about it. So, they decided to go ahead with vineyards.

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