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Breaking tradition in a man's world

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Breaking tradition in a man's world

Written by Victoria Clark

As a 20-year-old, determined to learn all she could about wine-making, Emmanuelle David knocked on numerous winery doors, before finally meeting a vintner who didn’t turn her away.

In her home-country of France, the wine industry is steeped in tradition, she says, and very much a man’s world.

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Nelson results at The New Zealand International Wine Show 2015

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Nelson results at The New Zealand International Wine Show 2015

The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand. Entry is open for wines from any country and made from any variety. This year 2103 entries were received from 10 countries resulting in 221 Gold, 386 Silver and 910 Bronze Medals being awarded. The judging took place from 7th through 9th September, and was chaired by Bob Campbell MW with assistant Chief Judges Larry McKenna, John Hancock and Kym Milne MW.

Nelson wineries took home three Gold medals this year along with a swag of Silver and Bronze medals:

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Bragato Champion Gewürztraminer and Gold Medals

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Bragato Champion Gewürztraminer and Gold Medals

The Bragato Wine Awards, held each year as part of the New Zealand Winegrowers Romeo Bragato National Conference, are awarded to the grower for viticultural excellence. The competition recognises that growing excellent grapes is the foundation of making wines of true quality. The Trophies were presented at the Bragato Dinner in Hawke’s Bay on 27 August. 

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International Wine Show 2014 Results

Established in 2005, the New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand each year. Wines from any country and from any variety can be entered and this year 2130 entries were received from 12 countries resulting in 206 gold medals being awarded.

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