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What’s happening in the NZ wine scene


AFTER 2017 delivered a fairly challenging harvest to New Zealand wine regions, viticulturists and winemakers could be forgiven for hoping for a more uneventful run into the 2018 season. Whilst they did not quite receive that in the end, most New Zealand wineries have managed to come out the other side of harvest smiling. The season got off to a slow start but soon accelerated with record warm temperatures throughout the country in December and January. Unusually for New Zealand, the mercury did not drop much at night, leaving growers worried about retaining acid and managing alcohol

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