New York wine makers vie with France's top Merlot producers

By Leslie Gevirtz NEW YORK (Reuters) – Long Island wineries are smaller, younger and have less experience than their French counterparts, but some local vintners think the Merlot wines they produce compare favorably with those made in Bordeaux. John Leo, of Long Island’s Clovis Point vineyards, thinks the island's best Merlots are as good as those from France. "When we think of Bordeaux wines …

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Central Otago wine industry 'no longer a one trick pony'

As we have come to expect, Central Otago wines dominated the medals for pinot noir at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show, taking out 10 of the 15 Gold Medals awarded. But what is more interesting about the results of this show is that Central Otago wines won medals in a total of 10 different wine categories – Methode Traditionelle, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer …

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