Joelle Thomson

Joelle Thomson is a journalist, author and wine educator. She has the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s highest qualification, the Level 4 Diploma, and she blogs at

Jul 29, 2019

Vive la screwcap: How NZ is beating French winemakers at their own game

A film that positions France as everything New Zealand vintners should aspire to is looking at the world of wine through a narrow lens, argues wine writer Joelle Thomson.

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Sep 4, 2018

Great white: Meet the unsung hero of New Zealand wine

Chenin blanc is one of the most versatile grapes around, and it makes some truly excellent wine. New Zealand is an ideal place to grow it, so why is so little being produced here?

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