Discover Wines From New Zealand (ONLINE TASTING)
Enjoy a selection of intensely aromatic, complex and powerful wines from down under - NEW ZEALAND STYLE! A real treat for your senses.
‘The fastest wine-growth country in the world spearheaded by Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & Central Otago Pinot Noir’ – Cecile
Marlborough is a small region conquering the wine world by storm. The punchy and complex Sauvignon Blanc from here always delivers and has won the hearts of many a wine enthusiast. But the best kept secrets are their own expressions of (especially) Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. In this session we dive into these newcomers on the UK market in order to understand what makes New Zealand such an attractive proposition.
We shall taste and study 2 wines chosen from New Zealand’s best and most famous wineries, for not only do they consciously express the characterful nature of each grape variety as well as the contrasting personalities behind each wine, but they also deliver a consistent thread of exquisite world-class wine quality, year in, year out.
I would recommend buying in advance: 1 bottle of Riesling from Marlborough (Villa Maria 'Private Bin' if possible please - otherwise, any other winery will do) as well as 1 bottle of Merlot from Hawkes Bay (any winery will do, but if you could find Brancott Estate or Villa Maria again, that would be great), and opening those wines LIVE with us on the night. PS: Waitrose sell both varietals from Villa Maria. Tesco sells Wairau Cove Merlot from Hawkes Bay and their Tesco's Finest range does indeed do a Riesling from Marlborough as well. Sainsbury's sells the Brancott Estate Merlot.
Let's bring some wine fun to your living-room! ;-)
1 ticket will entitle everyone in your household to attend this tasting (no need to buy a ticket per person!).
Places remaining: 30
Course Date/Time: Wed 24th Jun 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 1+ hours
Venue: ONLINE ON ZOOM (INVITATION SENT BY EMAIL 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT ITSELF)