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Peter Saunders

Articles by Peter Saunders

NEW ZEALAND: Owner's death prompts Highfield Estate sale 18 October 2013

New Zealand winery Highfield Estate has been put up for sale following the death of its co-owner.

NEW ZEALAND: Kim Crawford readies Loveblock for NZ, US 9 April 2013

New Zealand winemaker Kim Crawford has marked the expiration of his restraint-of-trade period with the release of a new wine brand in the country.

Asahi is chasing the AUS/NZ: Asahi sues over alleged Independent Liquor "deception" 15 February 2013

Asahi Group has filed a lawsuit accusing the previous owners of its Independent Liquor division in New Zealand with “misleading and deceptive conduct” related to the sale price.

Baron de Rothschild has acquired almost 27 hectares of vineyards in New ZealandNEW ZEALAND: Baron de Rothschild buys New Zealand vineyard 8 October 2012

Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild has acquired around 26 hectares of vineyards in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.

NEW ZEALAND: Villa Maria buys Te Awa in Hawkes Bay 13 September 2012

Villa Maria has secured the purchase of Te Awa, its third winery in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand.

Click through to view Pernod Ricard's Church Road McDonald Pinot Gris variantProduct Launch - NEW ZEALAND: Pernod Ricard's Church Road McDonald Series 1 May 2012

Pernod Ricard's Church Road McDonald Series

Profitability the key challenge for New Zealand wineNZ: New Zealand wine sector faces profits pressure 6 September 2011

New Zealand wine faces consolidation as it wrestles with the global impact of exchange rates and a growing vintage size.

Chinese investors join foreign owners' club in New Zealand wineNZ: Chinese investors turn eye to New Zealand wine 16 June 2011

China has become the latest country to be represented in New Zealand's wine industry after investors acquired the Paritua winery.

New Zealand's wine harvest reaches record in 2011NZ: New Zealand record wine harvest "a relief" 14 June 2011

New Zealand's record wine harvest in 2011 has been described as "a relief" by the head of the country's industry trade body, despite previous concerns about a glut.

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