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Roger Jones finds damaging frost and elegant wines at New Zealand's Kumeu River Winery

30 Oct 2014 | By Roger Jones

Based in the Kumeu wine region some 30 minutes from Auckland, this world renown Chardonnay producer was hit by frost over the weekend which destroyed part of one of their vineyards. A freak overnight change in temperature gave no warning so it had not hired the usual helicopters to protect the vines (see footnote).

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Roger Jones gets ready for a wine tour of New Zealand with a new release tasting in London

28 Oct 2014 | By Roger Jones

In the first of a series of articles for, as he travels across New Zealand hosting culinary and wine events and visiting many of the country’s top wineries, Roger Jones of the Michelin-starred Harrow at Little Bedwyn attended a New Zealand tasting in London to get his palate in to gear.

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Smaller wineries now selling more than half of wine direct to consumer

28 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Smaller Australian, South African and New Zealand wineries are now selling more than half of their wines direct to consumer.

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Spain Country Report 2014 Subscription

10 Sep 2014 | By Subscriptions

Spanish wines are becoming increasingly popular across all channels of the trade and at all price points. Make sure you keep up to date with the latest trends, regions, varieties, including what key buyers across the UK wine trade think will happen to the Spanish wine category in the next year by reading this special Harpers Country report. 

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