New Zealand wines have really taken off over the last thirty years, with both UK and US drinkers falling particularly hard for the Marlborough region's idiosyncratic Sauvignon Blancs. But there is far more to New Zealand's wines than the aromatic, zingy whites produced at the northern tip of its South Island.
In this new book Master of Wine Rebecca Gibb takes us on a viticultural journey through Aotearoa (the land of the long white cloud ) and opens our eyes to the huge variety of wines created in the two islands that make up the world's southernmost wine-producing land.
Rebecca Gibb MW is an award-winning wine journalist and author of The Wines of New Zealand
. Securing her first editorial role at UK wine trade magazine Harpers after being named UK Young Wine Writer of the Year in 2006, she has since edited several print and online publications.
Rebecca contributes to prestigious titles including Decanter, World of Fine Wine, LUX and Wine Business International, in addition to running a small business, The Drinks Project, and a puzzle company, Bamboozled.
In 2015, Rebecca became a Master of Wine. In a record class of 24 graduates, she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Bollinger Medal in recognition of outstanding tasting ability.
Having lived in New Zealand for six years (2010-2016), with her Kiwi husband and son, Rebecca has recently returned to the UK but maintains her strong ties with the people and wines of Aotearoa.