Today I arrived in Queenstown – this is the very first time that I have been invited to the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration and I really have Paul Pujol, from Prophet’s Rock, to thank for that.
The event started with a sit down tasting at the Millenium Hotel, with a walk around tasting at the Hilton. More on these tastings to come,
The event was officially opened by Paul – with a beautiful speech – well done Paul.
But earlier in the day we had a Fine Wines of New Zealand tasting with Air New Zealand. Unfortunately Fine Wines of New Zealand has a number of problems, not least of which is the suggestion that NZ based MWs unanimously support this venture. I for one don’t – this is a commercial venture and there are significant problems with it, including some of the wines today being out of condition.
More to come.