Tag Archives: New Zealand

Mt. Beautiful of North Canterbury: New Releases

David Teece, the founder of Mt Beautiful wines, grew up on a farm in New Zealand, studied economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and taught at Stanford and Oxford before settling down in Berkeley, California, where he is a professor … Continue reading

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New Zealand Pinot Noir: Reviews of Current Releases

Pinot Noir is one of our favorite grape varieties and New Zealand is one of the top sources. Since issuing our  Report #7 New Zealand’s Exciting Pinot Noirs,  we have admired the progress made by local producers in improving the … Continue reading

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Great Winemakers: Rudi Bauer of Central Otago’s Quartz Reef

We recently had the opportunity to retaste the Quartz Reef wines of Rudi Bauer.  We previously tasted his sparkling wines in our Sparkling Wine Report and his Pinot Noirs in our New Zealand Pinot Noir Report. Our tastings of his … Continue reading

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New Zealand Wines from Lake Chalice

Lake Chalice is a medium sized, privately owned winery located in New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region. It was established in 1989 by Chris Gambitsis and Phil Binnie on the original 28 acre, notoriously stony Falcon Vineyard but has since expanded … Continue reading

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New Zealand Wines from John Forrest

John Forrest is a former rugby player and Ph.D. scientist from New Zealand who did research at San Diego’s Salk Institute in the 1980s, caught the winemaking bug, and returned home to establish the Forrest Estate Winery and several years … Continue reading

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