Wine: Michael Cooper’s best buys

By Michael Cooper In Wine

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24th November, 2012
Psssst … here’s a bargain! After tasting and reviewing 3260 wines for the new 2013 edition of my annual Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines (Hodder Moa, $39.99), I chose two irresistible buys, white and red. For the first time in a decade, a chardonnay wins the award for Best White Wine Buy of the Year. “Chardonnay is back in fashion,” says Blair Gibbs, manager of one of Marlborough’s most successful family-owned wineries. That should be no surprise, given chardonnay’s status as one of the world’s two greatest white-wine varieties, rivalling riesling. For its ...

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