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Why Trump's Staff Is Lying

It's both a loyalty test and a proclamation of power.<p>One of the most striking features of the early Trump administration has been its political uses of lying. The big weekend story was the obviously false claim of Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, that Trump pulled in the largest …

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Big profitable Martinborough vineyard

Southdown Estate Vineyard in Martinborough is on the market for $6.3 million.<p>The sale of large vineyard property in Martinborough in the South …

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Eight reasons you make bad financial decisions

Millions of people make terrible financial choices every day. Here’s why<p>1. You are poor, tired and worn out<p>Why does anyone take a payday loan at 4,000% interest? Or pay £800 for a television from “rent to own” firm BrightHouse rather than buying it for £350 from John Lewis? Why buy junk food when …

Finance

Cash: £1 to £3 in 100 years. Shares: £1 to £348... Why?

Graph of the week: The stock market has outperformed bonds and cash spectacularly. We look at why<p><i>A LARGER VERSION OF THE GRAPH ABOVE CAN BE FOUND HERE</i><p>Cash is safe, shares are risky. That is the belief of large numbers of people who shun the stock market and choose to keep their money in the bank …

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Wine News

See expert sommelier advice...<p>See the restaurants doing special events and menus...<p>Who did well in 2017 and the key trends in…<p>See Susan Hulme MW's …

Escarpment Vineyard

We have a special treat in store for our Escarpment Vineyard Facebook fans today. One of our new videos has just been released! Thanks again to Mike …

Terra Vitae Vineyards - Terra Vitae

Welcome to Terra Vitae Vineyards<p>Terra Vitae Vineyards Limited has well established vineyards in Hawkes Bay and Marlborough, with long term supply …

'Substantial' El Nino event predicted

<b>The El Nino effect, which can drive droughts and flooding, is under way in the tropical Pacific, say scientists.</b><p>Australia's Bureau of Meteorology predicted that it could become a "substantial" event later in the year.<p>The phenomenon arises from variations in ocean temperatures.<p>The El Nino is still …

Climate Change

California's Winemakers Figured Out How To Beat Epic Droughts Over 100 Years Ago

California’s Winemakers Figured Out How To Beat Epic Droughts Over 100 Years Ago<p>3 minute Read<p>California’s current drought is in its 4th year, and as …

Babich Wines celebrates 100th vintage

Babich Wines Marlborough viticulturist John Sowman keeps a close eye on the 2015 vintage.<p>One of New Zealand's oldest family-owned wineries finished …

Chinese wine demand set to outstrip supply by 2018 - ABC Rural - ABC News

Wine industry researchers have announced China's net wine imports could rise by up to 790 million litres by 2018.<p>Research from the University of …

Catastrophes that could end the world

THE eruption of Tambora 200 years ago was the largest volcanic blast of modern history, killing something like 100,000 people in what is today …

Geology

Top 10 most influential tycoons in China[1]

Based on enterprise scale, industries outlook and personal traits, the Chinese edition of Fortune has named 50 figures as the country's most …

China

Maverick wine guru Tim Hanni rethinks the pour

Throw away your Wine Wheel. Disregard the precious pairings from restaurant sommeliers. This Master of Wine insists that much of what you’ve been …

Wine

Blue Note: 75 years of the coolest visuals in jazz

The world’s most famous jazz label – celebrated for its striking use of design as much as for its groundbreaking recordings – is 75 this year. John Fordham tells the story of Blue Note through a selection of its famous album covers<p>Video: the history of Blue Note

The 50 Greatest Jazz Albums…Ever

At the end of any year, it’s a great time to look back, so we’ve decided to attempt to come up with a definitive list of the 50 best jazz albums of …

Austrian dairy industry sees record export levels in 2014

“This demonstrates the high performance of the domestic dairy industry,” President of the Austrian Dairy Association (VOeM) Helmut Petschar said of …

Martinborough Business Association

Here is the information you need about the Trails Wairarapa Trust Inaugral Ruamahanga River Ride next weekend

Scots comic Billy Connolly is growing old disgracefully

Comedian Bily Connolly reveals he is against care homes for old people and even goes as far as to compare them to jails.<p>BILLY CONNOLLY has revealed …

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Who’s Driving World Wine Consumption?

A new industry report has revealed how much wine is being produced each year—and who’s drinking it. The findings may surprise you.<p>HOW MANY BOTTLES of wine do you think were produced last year? A friend and I were trying to figure out an answer to this question over supper the other day. I won’t …

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Guy Garvey: Manchester's hardest working bee brings Elbow back for a trip down memory lane

He’s a man prone to grand protestations of love about this city, and it’s difficult to imagine what else Guy Garvey could do to demonstrate his …

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Just like a woman

Wine overtakes beer as 'nation's favourite drink'

Soaring popularity of Argentinian wine helps tip the balance<p>Wine has overtaken beer as Britain's most popular alcoholic drink, research suggests, with supermarkets reporting a surge in sales of Argentinian red this year.<p>In a poll, six in 10 people chose wine as their "drink of choice" as …

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