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  • We’ve all have our homegrown favourites, but what about these from overseas?

    Issue 3919 18th June 2015

    New Zealand wines capture the headlines, but nearly 45% of the wine we drink is imported. “New Zealand is not the place to produce cheap wine,” admits Philip Gregan of New Zealand Winegrowers. “We are at the higher end of the market. Traditionally, lower price points have been dominated by foreign producers.” The strong New Zealand dollar is also making mid-priced wines from overseas better value; in the past three years, imports have soared 50%. Australia is by far our biggest supplier, accounting for over 75% of shipments. Chile and France each supply about 5% – but we’re happy …
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