Winework Solutions Publishing manages, publishes and licenses the use of our writing, photography, public speaking and tourism business.


Album of the Day

Sharing My Daily Groove

Most days, I love to listen to an album while I’m working and this blog is simply an online diary of my recent listening.

The albums are selected purely on the basis of what I feel like listening to or what I think may be interesting or simply what I find that day.

There are no recommendations, there are no critiques here.

VISIT Album of the Day

Wine, Food and Travel Writing
Colin is available to write commissioned pieces on wine, food and travel.

“For more than 15 years Colin Ford was not only one of the main participants in WineNZ magazine’s tasting panel, he was also the co-ordinator of the group responses to the wines and was tasked with combining them into an authoritative overview of the tasting as a whole. In this role he was one of the magazine’s most important contributors.

He has a perceptive palate, a deep understanding of wine in general, and New Zealand wine in particular, as well as a clear and professional approach to the appreciation of wine. In recent times the magazine also commissioned him to write a number of features in which he undertook
to explain and de-mystify some of the processes and procedures involved in the production of wine. They were very well received indeed.”

Martin Gillion
Past Publisher and Editor
WineNZ Magazine
Auckland, New Zealand

Download Examples
Adobe PDFSomething Foreign, Something Familiar
WineNZ Magazine

Adobe PDFSulphur in Winemaking
WineNZ Magazine

Adobe PDFThe Mysterious Appeal of Pinot Gris
WineNZ Magazine
  Wine Judging

From 1997 – 2000 Colin was involved in the education program of the Institute of Masters of Wine, developing his professional and tasting skills to a high degree.

Colin has judged at the National Culinary Fare and has been an Associate Judge at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, NZ International Wine Show, the Liquorland Top 100 wine show and at the Royal Easter Show wine competition.

He is a contributing writer and has been panel leader Wine NZ magazine and is a tasting panellist for Dish magazine.

  Corporate Entertainment

Entertaining clients, staff or friends couldn’t be easier or more fun. Whether its a light-hearted break from your annual sales conference or a very special evening with key clients, we arrange everything, you simply join in the fun.

Winework Solutions offer fun, relaxing corporate entertainment options. Wine tastings and entertaining, informative addresses, uniquely tailored to to make the most of your conference or private gathering of clients and meet the requirements of your occasion and your mix of guests. Whether for a group of 10 or 1500, we’ll help you bring you all together in a feeling of fun, laughter and enjoyment.

Private Wine Tours

We arrange private, escorted wine tours around New Zealand’s main wine growing regions, for independent travellers or wine professionals.

We carefully plan the tour with you and with Colin and Pamela, you will visit leading wineries plus new, exciting and as yet undiscovered ones. We’ll arrange exclusive, private meetings and tastings with some of New Zealand’s most respected winegrowers.

International and domestic flights, transport, accommodation and dining, adventure and leisure activities can all be arranged. New Zealand offers a fantastic array of options for the traveller with some of the world’s finest luxury lodges, private get-aways, home-stays and traditional hotels. Our restaurants too are world-class, offering the freshest and finest produce from our unspoiled seas, pastures and gardens.

Our tours cater for private couples or small groups.


Creative Licensing
Winework Solutions Publishing controls the copyright and publishing rights for Colin and Pamela’s creative work.

Our creative materials, writing, photography and videos are available for republishing by permission.  Please contact us for permission before republishing any of our work.