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Month: June 2019

Joining the Criminal Class

Joining the Criminal Class

Stuart Nash – happy to send us all to jail. Judith Collins – shameless self promoter. Commissioner Bush – very poor judgment. Many of us use a shotgun to keep the birds off the grapes or take a rifle along on a cathartic hike in […]

The Advantages of Having $3 Billion

The Advantages of Having $3 Billion

Balloons over Sileni Booster has made five winery acquisitions in the past two years. Paul Taggart caught up with the group’s boss to learn more about the business’ big picture strategy. No-one is in a better position to judge the financial viability of a large […]

In Search of Mugabe Gold

In Search of Mugabe Gold

Idi Amin – more medals than a McGuigans merlot. Robert Mugabe – knew how to make money. When I read a tasting in a non-wine publication there are several things I look for. One is the number of gold medals being sprinkled around. I saw […]