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The wines of Cantina Terlano

In September 2013, I was very fortunate to secure a spot on the first official visit of the Institute of Masters of Wine to the Sudtirol, or Alto Adige. The Alto Adige is a semi autonomous region in northern Italy, … Continue reading

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Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration – more on Day 2 and a note for readers

I am going to be bouncing around a bit for the next few posts. Which means I will be jumping back to Day 1 at some point, but trust me, that will not matter. What some may not realise is … Continue reading

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Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration – Day 2 continued

After an outstanding walk around tasting at Amisfield winery, and an even more outstanding morning tea, we were all split up to go to different wineries. I think I lucked in – always wanted to see the cave at Gibbston … Continue reading

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Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration – Day 2

There were officially meant to be 68 wines. But there were actually 73 wines in the room. Some of the wines ran out… And Unfortunately I didn’t get to five wineries, so I got to taste and write notes on … Continue reading

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Central Otago Pinot Celebration

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 … Continue reading

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What’s on the table? Bell Hill Old Weka Pass Chardonnay 2014

Bell Hill Old Weka Pass Road Chardonnay 2014 (screwcap) 13% Highly aromatic, struck match and pepper touches, the fruit more restrained, pineapple, marmalade perhaps. Linear palate, both acid and alcohol are firm, mouthfeel creamy but not soft. A complex, savoury … Continue reading

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“Sheep don’t drink wine…”

In late 2010, having been in Germany for three days already, I boarded a bus in the Rheingau for a trip downriver, towards the confluence with the Mosel, along with a number of MWs and MW students. However not long … Continue reading

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