Top Canadian pinot noirs at the Wine Access 2012 Canadian Wine Awards
Sideways author Rex Pickett writes about the connections between pinot noir, life and art
The best pinot noirs from the Wine Access 2012 International Value Wine Awards
Full competition results from the Wine Access 2012 International Value Wine Awards are available here.
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The founder of Villa Maria Estate reflects on 50 years of business
In 1961, George Fistonich leased two hectares from his father in Aukland, New Zealand. With just under half a hectare of vines, he started making wine under the name Villa Maria.
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Adventure and wine collide in New Zealand
Sitting in the restaurant in the Sky Tower in downtown Auckland is quite an experience. You can sip a nice selection of both North and South island wines, while eating local cuisine including Kumara chips, made from indigenous sweet potatoes favoured by the Maoris. Out the window is a view of the ocean, but you can also see ample evidence of the surrounding volcanoes, not currently erupting, but always looming.