Joelle Thomson

Wine writer and award winning wine author


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A small region with a big message

There is no shortage of Pinot pioneers in New Zealand today but a group from one of the country's smallest wine regions is hosting a big event in July this year to commemorate, celebrate and promote its success with Pinot Noir.The region is Martinborough. The event is called...
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Wairarapa winemaker Jannine Rickards new and old

What's the most important decision in winemaking? It's a bit of cliché these days but it is true to say the most important winemaking decision is when to the pick the grapes. And the when is becoming earlier each year, says Wairarapa winemaker Jannine Rickards, wh...
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