Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Amisfield Pinot Noir 2007 Wins Gold Medal

Amisfield Pinot Noir 2007 Wins Gold Medal

The Amisfield Wine Company is celebrating yet another tribute for its outstanding Amisfield Pinot Noir 2007 after the vintage was awarded a gold medal at the inaugural Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition.

“The Pinot Noir 2007 is in a class of its own,” says Amisfield General Manager Fleur Caulton. “This is the third gold medal it has attracted this year and its reputation just keeps growing. The wine was awarded a Top 100 Blue Gold medal at the prestigious Sydney International Wine Show and a gold medal at the recent New Zealand International Wine Show. It’s hard to get much better than that and the recognition the wine is receiving underlines the expertise of Amisfield winemaker Claire Mulholland and her team.”

The initial Hong Kong competition attracted 1300 entries worldwide and Director Simon Tam says the Asian consumer wine market is a valuable segment of the international wine industry, growing at more than seven times the rate of any other region.

“It is time the millions of Asian wine lovers had an authoritative guide to the best wines, suited to their unique taste and consumption patterns,” he says.

The Amisfield Pinot Noir 2007 was one of only two Central Otago Pinot Noirs singled out by the judges at the Hong Kong competition and Ms Caulton says the ongoing success the wine is achieving is boosting the profile of Amisfield wines internationally.

“The Asian market is a new and important one for us and the judges, who are wine professionals drawn from Hong Kong, Taiwan Singapore, Japan, Thailand and India have a lot of influence in the region. They have a strong following and to have their stamp of approval is significant for Amisfield.”


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Science Media Centre: Understanding DDoS cyber attacks – Expert Reaction

Cyber attacks have hit several New Zealand organisations this month, disrupting their online services. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were the same kind of cyber attack that affected the NZX around this time last year... More>>

Financial Markets Authority: Spike in investment scam complaints since COVID

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – is warning New Zealanders to be on the lookout for three unique types of scams that have been on the rise since the start of COVID-19. The warning comes as the FMA responds to a rise in complaints about investment scams and fraud lodged with the regulator in the first half of this year... More>>

Statistics: Strong export growth narrows current account deficit to $3B

The seasonally adjusted current account deficit narrowed to $3.0 billion in the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The current account deficit was $2.2 billion narrower than the previous quarter due to an increase in value of goods exports (up $1.4 billion) and services exports (up $1.7 billion... More>>

Statistics: GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8 percent in the June 2021 quarter, following a 1.4 percent increase in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. June 2021 quarter GDP was 4.3 percent higher when compared with the December 2019 quarter... More>>

Energy-from-waste: $350 Million Plant To Deliver Renewable Energy Considered

Investigations have begun into the viability of building an Energy-from-Waste plant that will safely convert 350,000 tonnes of waste, that would otherwise be dumped into South Island landfills annually, into renewable electricity... More>>

Olam: Confirms plans for commissioning of NZ dairy plant

OFI, a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredient solutions, today confirmed plans to develop a new dairy processing facility at Tokoroa. It is now taking expressions of interest from potential farmer suppliers, employees, contractors, and general trade suppliers... More>>