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New Zealand Sauvignon and Pinot

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2012

Exports of New Zealand wines to the U.S. have grown by 19% over the past 12 months, driven by this market's thirst for sauvignon blanc, which accounted for nearly 90% of New Zealand wines shipped here.

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New Zealand Sauvignons and Pinots

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2011

Owing largely to the high cost of grape-farming and winemaking, New Zealand's wines have never been cheap in export markets

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New Zealand Sauvignon and Pinot

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2010

New Zealand sauvignon blanc is a no-brainer for the consumer looking for fresh white wine at a moderate price, either to accompany a restaurant meal or for enjoying at home

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New Zealand Sauvignon and Pinot

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2009

American consumers can still find New Zealand’s wines in the market at the same prices as last year, and in some cases lower

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New Zealand Sauvignon and Pinot

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2008

I tried far more New Zealand sauvignon blancs and pinot noirs this summer than ever before, but in the warm months the assignment of tasting these vibrant, fruit-driven, cool-climate wines can never be a hardship

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New Zealand Pinot and Sauvignon

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2007

While Josh Raynolds was slogging his way through a couple thousand Australian and Spanish wines this summer, many of them with alcohol levels of 15% or more, I was enjoying a cool dip in the pool of New Zealand sauvignon blanc and pinot noir

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The Best New Wines from New Zealand

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2005

New Zealand is now the fastest growing wine category in the US

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The Best New Wines from New Zealand

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2003

New Zealand's fresh, fruit-driven wines continue to grow in popularity in the US

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The Best New Wines from New Zealand

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2002

New Zealand wine continues to grow in popularity in the U.S. market, driven by a mounting thirst for sauvignon blanc in general and by a growing realization on the part of consumers that New Zealand juicy, brisk examples are a slightly less expensive, and somewhat less rigorous, alternative to Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume.

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Current Releases from New Zealand

IWC, New Zealand

Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2001

My tastings this summer of more than 250 current releases from New Zealand make it clear why the U.S. and other major wine-consuming markets are buying more of these wines than ever before.