What a complete and utter load of laughable drivel...kiwis again giving themselves no credibility
Seven New Zealand wines on world Top 50 most admired list
"The selection of seven Kiwi wine brands on an international top 50 list shows why the country's annual export wine sales have quadrupled to more than $1 billion, an industry group says.
New Zealand brands Brancott Estate, Oyster Bay, Cloudy Bay, Villa Maria, Babich, Wither Hills, and Nobilo respectively ranked 14th, 17th, 22nd, 31st, 44th, 46th and 48th in the Drinks International journal's "world's most admired wine brands" list.
They featured alongside some of the world's best-known brands - among them Spain's Torres, Australia's Penfolds and France's Chateau Margaux - after being selected by a panel of 60 leading international wine experts.
NZ Winegrowers global marketing director Chris Yorke said he had never seen such a strong showing in an international selection.
"We are a producer of premium wines - and what has been recognised is our brands stand up to the likes of Chateau Margaux, Ridge and DRC [Domaine de la Romanee-Conti] in the global market," he said.