Jules van Costello

Jules van Costello is a wine professional, educator and writer based in Taranaki, and the author of Beyond the Vines - The Changing Landscape of Wine in Aotearoa New Zealand, available in good book stores now. He's wine director of Cult Wine and Te Aro Wine and is a partner in four Wellington restaurants; Hillside Kitchen, Daisy, The Ramen Shop and Bōl.

Mar 26, 2021
known unknown vintage

A vintage story (with an unexpected twist)

It's the busiest time of year in the wine biz, and it never goes quite to plan (even without a serious car crash thrown in the mix).

Read on.

Dec 10, 2020
Grandpa Simpson shakes fist at natural wine

Sorry, winosaurs: your reign is crumbling

For years, the traditional wine establishment has been able to decree what's good and what isn't. Some of them can't accept that that's changing.

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Nov 26, 2020
map of nz in wine glass of sauvignon blanc

When the savvy bubble bursts: Ending NZ's love affair with sauvignon blanc

Of every dozen bottles of wine NZ exports, 10 are sauvignon blanc. That's a problem.

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