Wine Miles – Back on the road again (NZ)
Last week an article appeared in Harpers Wine and Spirits outlining how wines from the Rueda region in Spain were poised to take market share away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the UK. The original press release was distributed by a UK agent, Clink Wines, who have a number of brands from the Rueda region on their books. The release itself was scathing towards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Both are contentious points. But these were not the points that rankled us. The one that got us more than a little grumpy was the claim that these wines have a lower carbon footprint than New Zealand wines, blogs Roger Kerrison at Aura Sustainability.