London-based winewrite Jamir Goode gives the best score 97 to Kusuda Wines '06 Pinot Noir and 96 to '10 among NZ's top Pinot Noirs in his blog.
>> New Zealand's top Pinot Noirs - winwanorak.com [Jul 5, 2013]
The Japanese Government picks up Kusuda Wines on its montly online magazine, Highlighting JAPAN, Mar 2013 issue.
>> Series - Japanese Abroad "Making Wine History in Martinborough" [Apr, 2013]
The Dominion Post in Wellington posts the article about Kusuda Wines.
>> "Personal touch to create wines that wow critics" [Apr 1, 2013]
Mr. Matt Kramer, an American wine critic, writes about some New Zealand wines, including Kusuda Wines', in his regular column on Wine Spectator online.
>> "What Matters Now - Too much about wine is yesterday : drinking out loud" [Mar 19, 2013]
Kusuda Pinot Noir 2010 gets 93+ Parker Point on The Wine Advocated #203, that is top-tie score among New Zealand pinot noirs.
>> eRobertParker.com (*subscription only)
Kusuda Syrah 2009 is picked on "HOT - NEWS" corner in Air New Zealand's in-flight magazine KiaOra, Mar 2012.
>> "HOT - NEWS" (PDF)
2008 Syrah is featured in La Revue du Vin de France magazine as one of the NZ's top wines selected by the world's best sommelier - Mr. Olivier Poussier, toured NZ
>> NOUVELLE-ZELANDE : OLIVIER POUSSIER DEGUSTE UN KUSUDA 2008 (SYRAH) - COUPE DU MONDE DE RUGBY 2011 (in French) [Oct 20, 2011]
Interviewed in a popular program on Radio New Zealand, running for 40 years.
>> COUNTRY LIFE: "Kusuda Wines, From Sydney to Martinborough" [Aug 5, 2011]
Article by The Japan Times.
>> BY THE GLASS: "Kusuda makes NZ wine his own way" [Jul 8, 2011]
Mr. Stephen Brook, one of the world-famous wine journalists, has visited Matinborough and made his comments on Kusuda Wines in Decanter.com.
>> "Stephen Brook in New Zealand: Peregrines, Jancis and Nahe Riesling" [Oct 31, 2010]
Pinot Noir '08 is selected in the recently-published book "108 GREAT CHINESE DISHES PAIRED" by Mr. CH'NG Poh Tiong, who is one of the most influencial wine journalist in South-East Asia and Greater China. Ms. Jancis Robinson Mw introduces this book on her JancisRobinson.com site. Please open p144-145 on e-book!
>> JancisRobinson.com: "Matching Chinese food and wine, online"
>> "108 GREAT CHINESE DISHES PAIRED" official web site
>> "108 GREAT CHINESE DISHES PAIRED" e-book (Free!)
Syrah 2008 and Riesling 2009 are highly evaluated on GOURMET TRAVELLOER WINE Jun/Jul 2010.
>> Syrah 2008 (JPEG)
>> Riesling 2009 (JPEG)
Mr. James Halliday writes the story of Kusuda Wines with Pinot Noir 2008 on The WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN magazine and his Australian Wine Companion site
>> "Rising to the Challenge" (PDF)
>> "Up for a challenge" [Mar. 21, 2010]
The Tasting Director/Senior Editor of WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE took up Kusuda's syrah on its blog site.
>> "Syrahs Like Nowhere Else" [Mar 2, 2010]
Featured in the Air New Zealands' in-flight magazine KIAORA Mar 2010.
>> "Down to Earth" (PDF)
Ms. Jancis Robinson MW wrote Kusuda's story on FINANCIAL TIMES and her web site.
>> "Perfectionism meets pragmatism" [May 23, 2009]
>> "Japan in Martinborough" [May 23, 2009])
Appeared on GOURMET TRAVELLOER WINE Feb/Apr 2009.
>> "New Zealand Winemakers - UNSUNG HEROES" (PDF)
Reported by Cathay Pacific for its in-flight magazine DISCOVERY July 2006.
>> DISCOVERY (PDF)
Appeared on ASIA INC magazine Dec2005/Jan2006.
>> "Hot List 2005 - Asia's Movers and Shakers under 50" (PDF)
Pinot Noir "g" merits a 5-star rating in DECANTER magazine February 2006.
>> "20 Best New Releasese / New Faces" (PDF)
Syrah '02 is listed in Ten Top Syrah in AIR NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE October 2005.
>> "New Zealands' Ten Top Syrah" (PDF)
Named as one of the rising stars in NZ on GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE Aug/Sep 2005.
>> "Rising Stars" (PDF)