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A vintage actor: Why Sam Neill no longer craves approval

On any ordinary day, 11.30 in the morning might seem a tad early to be drinking wine. But it was election day and as things […]

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How I eat: Sam Neill

You spent your earliest years in Northern Ireland, before moving to New Zealand. What food do you recall having?Northern Ireland wasn't exactly a gastronomic destination […]

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“Sam Neill Is Not Sure Why He Tweets”

In “Sam Neill Is Not Sure Why He Tweets,” Freddie Campion interviews SAM NEILL, owner of TWO PADDOCKS, about his ever-growing Twitter presence, and his […]

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Why now is best time of year to visit Sam Neill's Two Paddocks winery

A mecca for wine enthusiasts, New Zealand has quickly climbed the ladder as one of the best wine-producing regions in the world.  You don't have […]

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Emerging New-World Destinations for Wine Lovers

Many picturesque New World wine regions are poised to take the crown from iconic Old World appellations. Here are four worthy of your next adventure. […]

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Gourmet Traveller Wine Article Aug/Sept 2018 Edition

  Fabulous article in the August / September 2018 edition of Gourmet Traveller Wine - check it out via the link below.    AGTW-AugSep-2020.pdf

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Sam Neill Talks “Sweet Country,” His Pursuit of the Western, and the Link Between Wine and Movies

Sam Neill Talks “Sweet Country,” His Pursuit of the Western, and the Link Between Wine and Movies by Karen Han April 10, 2018     […]

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Kia Ora Magazine April 2018
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Financial Times, At Home with Sam Neill

Jamie Smyth, March 29, 2018 : At Home with the FT House & Home Sam Neill: ‘I dodged a bullet with James Bond’ The ‘Peaky Blinders’ […]

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These Are the Top 10 Celebrity Wineries, According to Vivino

Photo courtesy of Barrymore Wines The online wine community and mobile app surveyed its users.  Abbey White March 16, 2018 From Jon Bon Jovi’s rosé […]

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Interview with Sam Neill; talking Sweet Country

Interview with Sam Neill; talking Sweet Country By Daniel Goodwin   Mar 5, 2018 In his incredible forty year career, legendary Northern Ireland and New […]

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The Wine Advocate, 28 Feb 2018

28th Feb 2018 | The Wine Advocate | 235 (Feb ‘18) JOE CZERWINSKI   Although the modern-day wine industry in New Zealand dates back only about 50 years, in […]

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Always more to learn about Central Otago Pinot

John Saker: always more to learn about Central Otago pinot JOHN SAKER Last updated 05:00, February 17 2018   I marvel at the knack of the […]

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Forget Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand's New Big Thing is Pinot Noir

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-12/forget-sauvignon-blanc-new-zealand-s-new-big-thing-is-pinot-noir   Forget Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand’s New Big Thing Is Pinot Noir The island nation was once known merely for crisp, grassy sauvignon blanc […]

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"I'd happily pop my clogs in the saddle" Stephen Bisset for Daily Mail Australia

'I'd happily pop my clogs in the saddle:' Actor Sam Neill, 70, reveals he has no plans to step away from the camera By Stephen […]

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Terroir from three angles, Bob Campbell MW

Bannockburn has been described as “Central Otago’s pinot noir sweet spot”. The subregion has certainly won more than its share of accolades from the late […]

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James Suckling - New Zealand's Age of Classic Refinement

New Zealand’s Age of Classic Refinement JamesSuckling.com  Nick Stock, Contributing Editor  Monday, November 13, 2017   I was back in New Zealand for another big […]

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Upwardly Mobile, Wine Spectator

Upwardly Mobile Imports of New Zealand wines hit a new high in the United States MaryAnn Worobiec Issue: August 31, 2017 Earlier this year, a […]

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Fifteen great Pinot Noirs for less than US$50

WINES: Fifteen great Pinot Noirs for less than US$50  Bloomberg  The Edge Financial Daily August 23, 2017 11:06 am MYT This article first appeared in […]

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The Americans are Coming

The Obsession with New Zealand In a feature story on, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, Keith Morrison tours New Zealand and talks to Americans who […]

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One thing to look for on a wine label

Here's one thing I look for on a wine label in Australia to help me decide if it's worth buying..   Frank Wilden Jun 15, […]

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With Bennett: Interview with Sam Neill

John Bennett continues his series chatting to well-known names from the worlds of arts, sport and entertainment. This week, John meets up with Hollywood actor […]

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My Hols

I went to Sardinia once and hated it. It was too hot, too crowded and too moneyed. The I ran into Harrison Ford and had […]

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I'd Sooner Get the Flu

Sam Neill love Radio 4 and Dutch desert island dating shows. Read his interview in Radio Times, or Download a PDF Hunt for the Wilderpeople […]

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Sam Neill: What I've Learned

The actor from Jurassic Park and Peaky Blinders shares some wit and wisdom. Whilst filming Jurassic Park I watched a hurricane approaching the beach in Hawaii. […]

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TVNZ Country Calendar: Film Noir

2016 Episode 23 Actor Sam Neill has immersed himself in a second career, growing grapes and making wine in Central Otago. He believes his pinot […]

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Interview: Sam Neill Talks Movies, Comedy and Travel.

Actor Sam Neill is fairly used to filming in wild locations like Hawaii and Tasmania for roles in Jurassic Park and The Hunter, and his […]

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I drank pinot noir with the cast of Sideways

Victoria Moore brings together the cast of the new London play, Sideways, (based on the movie of the same name) to sip some Pinot Noir. […]

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Sam Neill: New Zealand cinema is 'like nothing else on the planet'

In a career of almost unparalleled versatility, Sam Neill’s latest role in Hunt for the Wilderpeople finds him returning to his roots. No, they’re not […]

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Vin de Nouvelle-Zélande: les "bâtards du Pinot Noir" toisent la Bourgogne

La Bourgogne a du souci à se faire, La Nouvelle-Zélande attaque. Surnommés les "Bâtards du Pinot Noir", les vignerons de Nouvelle-Zélande commencent à faire de […]

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Sam Neill: A good keen bushman

One of our best-known serious actors grabbed his chance to be part of a Barry Crump-meets-Taika Waititi comedy. Link to the article

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Rooted in New Zealand: An interview with Sam Neill

We’re voiceless without the arts, warns our first real movie star and co-lead of Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Link to the article

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The Individualists: Sam Neill Comes Home To A Kiwi Comedy

The veteran of global blockbusters arrives at Sundance with a New Zealand comedy. Link to the article

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AICN Legends: Quint talks dinosaurs, insanity and nuclear subs with Sam Neill!

View the article (and all the great pictures) online Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. When you get the chance to talk to a legend like Sam […]

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The Essential Classics Interview

Sarah's guest this week is the actor Sam Neill. Sam has starred in television series including Reilly, Ace of Spies, The Tudors and Peaky Blinders […]

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D2D Interview: Sam Neill

The Prop, rattled but still going reasonably heartily after years of service to the craft of the Horror Flick, spills all on the couch. David […]

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