Launched in 1978, Winestate is one of the world’s longest running wine magazines, featuring over 140 pages on all things vinous from around the globe. Winestate tastes and rates over 10,000 wines a year, making Winestate the leading authority on Australian and New Zealand wines.
THIS IS A COVID-FREE EDITORIAL
nz briefs • what’s happening in the NZ wine scene
TIME TO THINK PROVENCAL PINK
ANYTHING BUT MARGINAL
NEW DIGS - A PICK OF THE BEST GETAWAYS
CONSISTENCY IS KEY • TAYLORS WINNING RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Champion of the Underdog
CABERNET & BORDEAUX CHALLENGE X • Only 16 wines from 228 tasted received our highest accolade of five stars in this issue, ranging across diverse brackets from Under $30 to $2,000. Here we profile their results for your enjoyment.
wine words • LES SCHIRATO - CEO VITTORIA FOOD & BEVERAGE
WHAT’S IT WORTH? • WINESTATE’S AUCTION PRICE GUIDE
CLARE VALLEY & SURROUNDING REGIONS
CABERNETS AUVIGNON & BORDEAUX BLENDS
CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING
MICHAEL COOPER RECENT RELEASES
OTAGO (Central Otago & Waitaki Valley)
OTAGO Central Otago & Waitaki Valley
HOW WE JUDGE • Our tastings and published ratings are designed with one thing in mind: to provide a useful and genuine balanced guide on wines to our readers. In order to achieve this we follow certain procedures in an activity that is notoriously difficult! There are regular criticisms of wine shows and various scoring systems; here is how we approach our tastings.
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SELTZERS - THE SUMMER GOLDRUSH CONTINUES