Friday, September 02, 2005

Trophy Win Launches Kim Crawford's New Wine Range
SHIRAZ is not limited to blogging about red wine, we like white as well. And there are few better whites wines than Kim Crawford's Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. We have even posted about his Pansy! Rose. The latest news is the release of Kim Crawford Small Parcels range. The press release makes it sound as though they will be hard to find wines but the effort might just be worth it!

Excerpts from Scoop Independent News article.
Wednesday, 31 August 2005,
Press Release: Kim Crawford Wines

Kim Crawford Wines are launching a new premium wine range, Kim Crawford Small Parcels, with instant success, taking the Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2005 Bragato Awards. Unique in New Zealand, the Bragato Wine Awards, recognise grapegrowers, the vineyard and excellence in viticultural practice.
In addition to the Sauvignon Blanc, the Kim Crawford Small Parcels range includes a Gisborne Gewurztraminer, Waipara Riesling, Hawkes Bay Te Awanga Merlot and a Marlborough Pinot Noir, like the trophy winning Sauvignon Blanc from the Comely Bank.

Last week Kim Crawford Wines announced a major win in North America, securing national listing with Marriott. Company Principal and co founder, Erica Crawford said “Our wines are now going to be served by the glass on every single wine list in three hundred and eight Marriott properties as part of the Marriott International Gold Standard Beverage Programme. It's a very exciting relationship for us and sees fine NZ wine served up in North America’s finest hotels."

In total four Kim Crawford wines have been selected by Marriott International Inc. Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir 2003 and Kim Crawford Marlborough Dry Riesling 2004 are joined by Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004 and Pansy! Rose 2003. Each of the four Kim Crawford wines selected are listed for a minimum initial period of twelve months.

Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was this year also the only New Zealand wine to be selected by influential US wine magazine, Wine Spectator, for it's Top 100 Wines of The World.

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