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.
nz briefs • what’s happening in the NZ wine scene
THE STATE OF SPARKLING
FIANO CALLING AUSTRALIA HOME
COME FLY WITH ME - NEW HOTELS AND RESORTS AROUND THE WORLD TO BENCHMARK
EYE ON THE PRIZE • McArthur Ridge’s sight set on a bright future
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils • A SPARKLING EXAMPLE OF A GROWER CHAMPAGNE
Pol Roger • PERFECTING THE ART OF CHAMPAGNE
PIPERS CALLS THE TUNE • TASSIE DUO A PERFECT SPARKLING MATCH
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WHAT’S IT WORTH? • WINESTATE’S AUCTION PRICE GUIDE Prices listed are exceptional auction highs and do not include buyer’s premium.
CLARE VALLEY & SURROUNDING REGIONS
CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING
GIVE A GIFT SUBSCRIPTION!
PINOT GRIS/PINOT GRIGIO
SAUVIGNON BLANC & BLENDS
MICHAEL COOPER RECENT RELEASES
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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